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Taming Manhattan : environmental battles in the antebellum city

Author: Catherine McNeur
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
With pigs roaming the streets and cows foraging in the Battery, antebellum Manhattan would have been unrecognizable to inhabitants of today's sprawling metropolis. Fruits and vegetables came from small market gardens in the city, and manure piled high on streets and docks was gold to nearby farmers. But as Catherine McNeur reveals in this environmental history of Gotham, a battle to control the boundaries between  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2014003557
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine McNeur
ISBN: 9780674725096 0674725093 0674979753 9780674979758
OCLC Number: 871228508
Awards: Winner of SHEAR Book Prizes 2014
Winner of George Perkins Marsh Prize 2015
Nominated for Kenneth Jackson Award 2014
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2015
Nominated for OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award 2015
Nominated for PROSE Awards 2015
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2015
Nominated for New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize 2014
Description: 312 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Mad dogs and loose hogs --
Unequally green --
The dung heap of the universe --
Hog wash and swill milk --
Clearing the lungs of the city --
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Catherine McNeur.
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