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Part I. The Age of Miasmas: From Colonial Times to 1880
1. Sanitation Practices in Pre-Chadwickian America
2. Bringing the Serpent's Tail into the Serpent's Mouth
3. The "Sanitary Idea" Crosses the Atlantic
4. Pure and Plentiful
5. Subterranean NetworksPart II. The Bacteriological Revolution: 1880--1945
6. On the Cusp of the New Public Health
7. Water Supply as a Municipal Enterprise
8. Battles at Both Ends of the Pipe
9. The Third Pillar of Sanitary Services
10. The Great Depression, World War II, and Public Works
11. Water Supply as National Issue
12. Sewerage, Treatment, and the "Broadening Viewpoint"
13. The "Orphan Child" of Sanitary EngineeringPart III. The New Ecology: 1945--2000
14. The Challenge of Suburban Sprawl and the "Urban Crisis in the Age of Ecology"
15. A Time of Unease
16. Beyond Their Limits
17. Solid Waste as "Third Pollution"
18. From Earth Day to Infrastructure Crisis
19. Beyond Broken Pipes and Tired Treatment Plants
20. Out of State, Out of Mind