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Taylor, Dorceta E
The environment and the people in American cities, 1600-1900s : disorder, inequality, and social change / Dorceta E. Taylor
Durham : Duke University Press, 2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HT371 .T39 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Cities and towns -- United States -- Growth -- History
Cities and towns -- Growth -- Environmental aspects -- United States
Cities and towns -- Growth -- Social aspects -- United States
City planning -- United States
Physical Description xii, 626 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-602) and index
Contents The evolution of American cities -- Epidemics, cities, and environmental reform -- Wealthy urbanites : fleeing downtown and privatizing green space -- Social inequality and the quest for order in the city -- Data gathering as a mechanism for understanding the city and imposing order -- Sanitation and housing reform -- Conceptualizing and framing urban parks -- Elite ideology, activism, and park development -- Social class, activism, and park use -- Contemporary efforts to finance urban parks -- Class, race, space, and zoning in America -- Land use and zoning in American cities -- Workplace and community hazards -- The industrial workplace

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