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Acknowledgments xiii Preface xv 1 Introduction 1 2 Waterborne Diseases 17 3 Sewers: When, Where, and to What Effect? 35 4 Typhoid Mary Meets Jim Crow: Stories from Memphis, Savannah, and Jacksonville 65 5 The Exception That Proves the Rule: Shaw, Mississippi 93 6 Water Filtration: Who Benefitted and Why 117 7 Verification 137 8 Further Tests 179 9 Conclusions 201 Appendix. The Negro Mortality Project 209 Notes 221 References 237 Index 247Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: African Americans Health and hygiene History, African Americans Social conditions History, Waterborne infection Prevention United States History, Health and race United States History