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Water, Race, and Disease


Water, Race, and Disease
Werner Troesken

Winner of the Alice Hanson Jones Prize, awarded every two years by the Economic History Association for the best book in American Economic History.

The MIT Press, 2004
$35.00 (cloth)
251 pages
ISBN: 0-262-20148-8

Table of Contents:

    Acknowledgments
    Preface

    1. Introduction, pp. 1-15

    2. Waterborne Diseases, pp. 17-33

    3. Sewers: When, Where, and to What Effect? pp. 35-63

    4. Typhoid Mary Meets Jim Crow: Stories from Memphis, Savannah, and Jacksonville, pp. 65-92

    5. The Exception that Proves the Rule: Shaw, Mississippi, pp. 93-115

    6. Water Filtration: Who Benefited and Why, pp. 117-135

    7. Verification, pp. 137-178

    8. Further Tests, 179-199

    9. Conclusions, pp. 201-208

    Appendix: The Negro Mortality Project, pp. 209-219


 
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