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

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To many Progressive Era reformers, the extent of street cleanliness was an important gauge for determining whether a city was providing the conditions necessary for impoverished immigrants to attain a state of "decency"--a level of individual well-being and morality that would help ensure a healthy and orderly city. Daniel Eli Burnstein's study examines prominent street sanitation issues in Progressive Era New York City--ranging from garbage strikes to "juvenile cleaning leagues"--to explore how middle-class reformers ...

Next to Godliness: Confronting Dirt and Despair in Progressive Era New York City 2010, University of Illinois Press

ISBN-13: 9780252077807

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Next to Godliness: Confronting Dirt and Despair in Progressive Era New York City 2006, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252030246

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