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

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

Mary Elizabeth Brown, Archivist at Marymount Manhattan College, reviews Next to Godliness: Confronting Dirt and Despair in Progressive Era New York City. The book is about street cleaning in New York City from the 1890s to World War I. The author argues that this development was part of a social contract in which everyone had the right for their garbage to be taken away. Immigrants were included in this system both as employees entitled to fair wages, and citizens who could expect for their garbage to be removed.

 

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Daniel Eli Burnstein, Seattle University
Reviewed by Mary Elizabeth Brown, Marymount Manhattan College

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Fall 2006
Pages 736-737
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2006.040_3.x
Volume 40
Issue Number 3

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