Reasonable Use: The People, the Environment, and the State, New England 1790-1930

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Oxford University Press, Feb 15, 2001 - Science - 288 pages
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This book is a study of the impact of industrialization and urbanization on the environment of New England in general and the Connecticut River Valley in particular, and of the varied public responses the impact engendered. The narrative engages the reader with biographical vignettes woven into the larger narrative and crosses several historical fields by combining industrial, urban, environmental, legal, and political history.
 

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Contents

The Environment the People and the State The Connecticut River Valley 17901930
3
The Connecticut Valley 17901830
11
From Villages to Mill Towns
33
3 Cities and Industry Sewage and Waste
49
Views of the Public Good
63
The Moderate Approach
79
The Radical Approach
103
7 Cooperation Conflict and Reaction
119
The Battle over Pollution
131
9 Most Beautiful Sewer
147
10 Farmers Fishers and Sportsmen
161
11 New England the Nation and Us
181
Notes
193
Index
257
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