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Next to Godliness Confronting Dirt and Despair in Progressive Era New York City

ISBN-10: 0252077806

ISBN-13: 9780252077807

Edition: 2010

Authors: Daniel Burnstein

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To many Progressive Era reformers, the extent of street cleanliness was considered an important gauge for determining the conditions necessary for impoverished immigrants to attain a state of "decency"-a level of individual morality and well-being that would ensure a healthy and orderly city. This study examines prominent street sanitation issues in Progressive Era New York City-from garbage strikes to "juvenile cleaning leagues"-to explore how middle-class reformers amassed a cross-class and cross-ethnic base of support for social reform measures to a degree greater than in practically any other period of prosperity in U.S. history. Daniel Eli Burnstein is an associate professor of history at Seattle University.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English