Table of contents for The sanitary city : urban infrastructure in America from colonial times to the present / Martin V. Melosi.

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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


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Municipal water supply United States History, Sanitary engineering United States History, Refuse and refuse disposal United States History, Municipal services United States History