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Eating smoke : fire in urban America, 1800-1950

Autor: Mark Tebeau
Verlag: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2003.
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"Shows how the changing practices of firefighters, the strategies of insurers, and the rise of urban building codes eventually combined to conquer the popular fear of fire while also shaping the built landscape of American cities."--Cover.
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Gattung/Form: History
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Tebeau, Mark.
Eating smoke.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)607055549
Dokumenttyp Buch
Alle Autoren: Mark Tebeau
ISBN: 0801867916 9780801867910
OCLC-Nummer: 50803699
Beschreibung: xi, 425 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: The problem of fire --
I: Smoke --
Workshops of democracy: the invention of volunteer firefighting --
The business of safety: the American fire insurance industry, 800-1850 --
II: Fire --
Statistics, maps, and morals: making fire risk objective, 1850-1875 --
Muscle and steam: establishing municipal fire departments, 1850-1875 --
III: Water --
Disciplining the city: everyday practice and mapping risk, 1875-1900 --
Becoming heroes: a new standard for urban fire safety, 1875-1900 --
IV: Paper --
Consuming safety: fire prevention and fire risk in the twentieth century --
Eating smoke: rational heroes in the twentieth century --
Fighting fire in postwar America.
Verfasserangabe: Mark Tebeau.
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The author shows how the changing practices of firefighters and insurers shaped the built landscape of US cities, the growth of municipal institutions and the experience of urban life. He contrasts  Weiterlesen…

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