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Author Taylor, Dorceta E
Title The environment and the people in American cities, 1600-1900s : disorder, inequality, and social change / Dorceta E. Taylor
Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, 2009
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HT371 .T39 2009    AVAILABLE    30610020318481
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  307.76 T2134 2009    DUE 01-13-24  -  30500101573445
Descript xii, 626 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
In The Environment and the People in American Cities, Dorceta E. Taylor provides an in-depth examination of the development of urban environments, and urban environmentalism, in the United States. Taylor focuses on the evolution of the city, the emergence of elite reformers, the framing of environmental problems, and the perceptions of and responses to breakdowns in social order, from the seventeenth century through the twentieth.-publisher description
Link Online version: Taylor, Dorceta E. Environment and the people in American cities, 1600-1900s. Durham : Duke University Press, 2009 (OCoLC)764541583
Subject 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
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