Reasonable Use: The People, the Environment, and the State, New England 1790-1930
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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The Connecticut Valley 17901830
From Villages to Mill Towns
3 Cities and Industry Sewage and Waste
Views of the Public Good
The Moderate Approach
The Radical Approach
7 Cooperation Conflict and Reaction
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