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Pests in the City
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From tenements to alleyways to latrines, twentieth-century American cities created spaces where pests flourished and people struggled for healthy living conditions. In Pests in the City, Dawn Day Biehler argues that the urban ecologies that supported pests were shaped not only by the physical features of cities but also by social inequalities, housing policies, and ideas about domestic space.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. About the Series, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-6
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Introduction: History, Ecology, and the Politics of Pests
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. Part One: The Promise of Modern Pest Control
  2. pp. 13-15
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  1. Image Plates 1
  2. pp. 16-26
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  1. 1. Flies: Agents of Interconnection in Progressive Era Cities
  2. pp. 27-54
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  1. 2. Bedbugs: Creatures of Community in Modernizing Cities
  2. pp. 55-82
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  1. 3. German Cockroaches: Permeable Homes in the Postwar Era
  2. pp. 83-110
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  1. 4. Norway Rats: Back-Alley Ecology in the Chemical Age
  2. pp. 111-138
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  1. Part Two: Persistence and Resistance in the Age of Ecology
  2. pp. 139-140
  1. Image Plates 2
  2. pp. 141-148
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  1. 5. The Ecology of Injustice: Rats in the Civil Rights Era
  2. pp. 149-176
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  1. 6. Integrating Urban Homes: Cockroaches and Survival
  2. pp. 177-204
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  1. Epilogue: The Persistence and Resurgence of Bedbugs
  2. pp. 205-216
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 217-278
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 279-308
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-338
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  1. Other Works in the Series
  2. pp. 358-361
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