Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, And Air Quality In America, 1881–1951 by David StradlingSmokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, And Air Quality In America, 1881–1951 by David Stradling

Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, And Air Quality In America, 1881&#8211…

byDavid Stradling

Paperback | November 18, 2002

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In Smokestacks and Progressives, David Stradling explains the evolution of one of America's first environmental movements—the antismoke crusade of the early 1900s. The roots of modern environmentalism, Stradling explains, reach deep into the Victorian era, when early reformers connected beauty, health, and cleanliness with morality and demanded government assistance in maintaining all of them. Air quality became an important issue for middle-class residents in coal-dependent cities—how could a city without pure air, they asked, truly be clean, healthful, and moral? Eventually engineers came to the fore, displaced the reformers (many of them women) as leaders of the movement, and answered their own question—how to abate dirty air.

David Stradling is an assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati.
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Title:Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, And Air Quality In America, 1881&#8211…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 18, 2002Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801872502

ISBN - 13:9780801872501

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Stradling's... prose is pleasurable to read, his research broadens our grasp of the nation of cities, and the book provides a fascinating study of this neglected corner of urban Progressive reform.