It also offers a discussion of the reception of the first edition, and an examination of the ways solid waste management has become more federally regulated in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Melosi traces the rise of sanitation engineering, accurately describes the scope and changing nature of the refuse problem in U.
Garbage In The Cities: Refuse Reform and the Environment Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ #ad - S. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that expand the discussion of developments since World War I. Cities, reveals the sometimes hidden connections between industrialization and pollution, and discusses the social agendas behind many early cleanliness programs. Absolutely essential reading for historians, and sociologists, policy analysts, Garbage in the Cities offers a vibrant and insightful analysis of this fascinating topic.
Standing at Armageddon: A Grassroots History of the Progressive EraW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Nell irvin painter will be featured in the PBS multipart series The Progressive Era with Bill Moyers, which coincides with the release of the updated edition of this acclaimed work. A consistently engrossing, occasionally irreverent, always smoothly written history of America's painful entry into the modern age.
Kirkus reviewsstanding at armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society.
Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-18 Harper Perennial Modern ClassicsHarper Perennial Modern Classics #ad - From the "preeminent historian of reconstruction" New York Times Book Review, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America. Eric foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" New Republic redefined how the post-Civil War period was viewed.
It addresses the ways in which the emancipated slaves' quest for economic autonomy and equal citizenship shaped the political agenda of Reconstruction; the remodeling of Southern society and the place of planters, and small farmers within it; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and committed, for a time, merchants, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans.
Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-18 Harper Perennial Modern Classics #ad - . This "smart book of enormous strengths" Boston Globe remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery.
Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950University of New Mexico Press #ad - Particularly useful to readers interested in women's history, labor history, or Mexican-American culture. Journal of the southwest"i know of no more vivid or more convincing portrait of women's work culture than in Cannery Women, Cannery Lives. Out of the labor militancy of the 1930s emerged the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America UCAPAWA.
This book is their collective biography--a history of their family and work lives, and of their union. Pacific historical review "cannery Women, Mexican women's lives, Cannery Lives, enhances our understanding of labor politics, and immigrant family history. These rank-and-file activists skillfully managed union affairs, company-provided day care, including negotiating such benefits as maternity leave, and paid vacations--in some cases better benefits than they enjoy today.
Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950 #ad - It is particularly valuable because it adds complexity to our perspectives on Mexican-origin women in the American experience. New mexico Historical Review. But by 1951, ucapawa lay in ruins--a victim of red baiting in the McCarthy era and of brutal takeover tactics by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Acclaim"cannery women, cannery Lives, is a welcome addition to U. S.
Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and CultureThe University of North Carolina Press #ad - Chad L. Williams reveals the central role of African American soldiers in the global conflict and how they, along with race activists and ordinary citizens, committed to fighting for democracy at home and beyond. Using a diverse range of sources, combat and labor, homecoming and racial violence, diaspora and internationalism, "New Negro" militancy, Torchbearers of Democracy reclaims the legacy of African American soldiers and veterans and connects their history to issues such as the obligations of citizenship, and African American memories of the war.
For the 380, 000 african american soldiers who fought in World War I, Woodrow Wilson's charge to make the world "safe for democracy" carried life-or-death meaning.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2: The Defining Years, 1933-1938 Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1938Penguin Books #ad - A biography of scholarship and daring, it is a book for all readers of American history. Engrossing" Boston Globe. The captivating second volume of this eleanor roosevelt biography covers tumultuous era of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the gathering storms of World War II, the years of the Roosevelts' greatest challenges and finest achievements.
. The central volume in the definitive biography of America's most important First Lady. In her remarkably engaging narrative, and a visionary policymaker and social activist who often took unpopular stands, romantic woman, Cook gives us the complete Eleanor Roosevelt—an adventurous, counter to her husband's policies, a devoted wife and mother, especially on issues such as racial justice and women's rights.
It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own: A New History of the American WestUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - A centerpiece of the new history of the american West, as succeeding groups have occupied the American West and shaped the land, this book embodies the theme that, they have done so without regard for present inhabitants. Widespread aridity and a common geographical location between the Missouri River and the Pacific Ocean would have provided but weak regional ties if other stronger relationships had not been created.
A common dependence on the deferral government and common roots in a largely extractive and service-based economy were formative influences on western states and territories. But, richard white explains, the possibilities many imagined for themselves have yielded to the possibilities seized by others. Like the cowboy herding the dogies, they have cared little about the cost their activities imposed on others; what has mattered is the immediate benefit they have derived from their transformation of the land.
Drawing on a recent flowering of scholarship on the western environment, western gender relations, and urban and labor history, minority history, as well as on more traditional western sources, It’s Your Misfortune and None of My Own is about the creation of the region rather than the vanishing of the frontier.
Richard white tells how the various parts of the West—its distinct environments, its metropolitan areas and vast hinterlands, the various ethnic and racial groups and classes—are held together by a series of historical relationships that are developed over time. Together, these relationships among people, and between people and place, have made the West a historical creation and a distinctive region.
It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own: A New History of the American West #ad - From europeans contact and subsequent anglo-american conquest, the energy crisis, and the current reconstructing of the national and world economies, through the civil-rights movement, the West has remained a distinctive section in a much larger nation. A dual labor system based on race and the existence of minority groups with distinctive legal status have helped further define the region.
15th Anniversary Edition - The Promise of the New South: Life After ReconstructionOxford University Press #ad - Central to the entire story is the role of race relations, from alliances and friendships between blacks and whites to the spread of Jim Crows laws and disfranchisement. In this story, with its blend of new technology and old hatreds, genteel picnics and mob violence, Edward Ayers captures the history of the South in the years between Reconstruction and the turn of the century.
Ranging from the georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. The atlantic called it "one of the broadest and most original interpretations of southern history of the past twenty years. He explores every aspect of society, and the economy, politics, detailing the importance of each in the emerging New South.
He eagerly listened as the soundman placed the needle down, only to find that through the tubes he held to his ears came the chilling sounds of a lynching. Ayers takes us from remote southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped into growing nothing but cotton, to the new industries of Birmingham; from abuse and intimacy in the family to tumultuous public meetings of the prohibitionists.
15th Anniversary Edition - The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction #ad - . At a public picnic in the south in the 1890s, a young man paid five cents for his first chance to hear the revolutionary Edison talking machine. The teeming nineteenth-century South comes to life in these pages. When this book first appeared in 1992, it won a broad array of prizes and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present Pittsburgh Hist Urban EnvironUniversity of Pittsburgh Press #ad - He examines the evolution of water supply, sewage systems, and solid waste disposal during three distinct eras: The Age of Miasmas pre-1880; The Bacteriological Revolution 1880-1945; and The New Ecology 1945 to present-day. Originally published in 2000, this abridged edition includes updated text and bibliographic materials.
These vital services, sanitarians, are the byproduct of many decades of development by engineers, however, and civic planners. In the sanitary City, Martin V. Melosi assembles a comprehensive, thoroughly researched and referenced history of sanitary services in urban America. The sanitary city is an essential resource for those interested in environmental history, science and technology, urban studies, environmental engineering, and public health.
The Sanitary City: Environmental Services in Urban America from Colonial Times to the Present Pittsburgh Hist Urban Environ #ad - Winner of:george perkins marsh prize from the american society for environmental History Urban History Association Prize for the best book in North American Urban HistoryAbel Wolman Prize from the Public Works Historical SocietySidney Edelstein Prize from the Society for the History of Technology. Immersed in their on-demand, highly consumptive, remove their trash, most urban Americans take for granted the technologies that provide them with potable water, and disposable lifestyles, and process their wastewater.
War along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies, Sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies Book 6Texas A&M University Press #ad - Treviño sleuthing immigrant Origins: Felix Tijerina and His Mexican Revolution Roots, Thomas H. Díazeureka! the mexican revolution in african american context, gerald Horne and Margaret StevensUnderstanding Greater Revolutionary Mexico: The Case for a Transnational Border History, 1910–1920, Raúl A.
Levario the mexican revolution and the women of el méxico de afuera, 1910–1930, juanita luna lawhnwomen’s labor and Activism in the Greater Mexican Borderlands, and the Cruz Azul Mexicana, the Pan American Round Table, Sonia Hernández Salt of the Earth: The Immigrant Experience of Gerónimo Treviño, Roberto R.
War along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities University of Houston Series in Mexican American Studies, Sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies Book 6 #ad - . Mexico’s revolution of 1910 and the tejano community in the Big Bend, John Eusebio KlingemannSmuggling in Dangerous Times: Revolution and Communities in the Tejano Borderlands, George T. Table of contents:foreword, tatcho mindiolaintroduction, arnoldo de león la rinchada: revolution, 1910–1920, trinidad gonzales the el paso race riot of 1916, Paul HartThe Mexican Revolution’s Impact on Tejano Communities: The Historiographic Record, Revolución de Texas, Arnoldo De LeónBeyond Borders: Causes and Consequences of the Mexican Revolution, Revenge, Richard RibbThe Mexican Revolution, and the Rangers, and Matanza de 1915, Miguel A.
Kreneck “the population is overwhelmingly Mexican; Most of It Is in Sympathy with the Revolution. Ramosselected BibliographyAbout the ContributorsIndex .
Recycling Reconsidered: The Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action in the United States Urban and Industrial EnvironmentsThe MIT Press #ad - In the united States, more people recycle than vote. Macbride argues that, manufacturers of products that end up in waste have successfully prevented the implementation of more onerous, yet far more effective, since the emergence of the recycling movement in 1970, forms of sustainable waste policy. But, conserving resources, the goals of recycling—saving the earth and trees, as Samantha MacBride points out in this book, and greening the economy—are still far from being realized.
The accomplishments of the recycling movement can be seen in municipal practice, a thriving private recycling industry, and widespread public support and participation. The vast majority of solid wastes are still burned or buried. How the success and popularity of recycling has diverted attention from the steep environmental costs of manufacturing the goods we consume and discard.
Recycling Reconsidered: The Present Failure and Future Promise of Environmental Action in the United States Urban and Industrial Environments #ad - Recycling is widely celebrated as an environmental success story. She does not aim to debunk or discourage recycling but to help us think beyond recycling as it is today. Recycling as we know it today generates the illusion of progress while allowing industry to maintain the status quo and place responsibility on consumers and local government.
Macbride offers a series of case studies in recycling that pose provocative questions about whether the current ways we deal with waste are really the best ways to bring about real sustainability and environmental justice.