Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century

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From 1909-1914 the Pittsburgh Survey brought together statisticans, social workers, engineers, lawyers, physicians, economists, and city planners to study the effects of industrialization on the city of Pittsburgh.  Pittsburgh Surveyed examines the accuracy and the impact of the influential Pittsburgh Survey, emphasizing its role in the social reform movement of the early twentieth century.

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β€œIt's a must read for anyone interested in the history of Pittsburgh or a better understanding of the social workers, sociologists, and reformers who comprised turn-of-the-century progressivism. Pittsburgh Surveyed is also an exceptionally well-produced volume, nicely designed with high quality graphic presentation.”
β€”Pennsylvania History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822956105
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Pittsburgh Survey in Historical Perspective 1
2 The Social Survey Movement and Early Twentieth-Century Sociological Methodology 15
3 The Pittsburgh Survey and the Survey Movement: An Episode in the History of Expertise 35
4 The Failure of Fair Wages and the Death of Labor Republicanism: The Ideological Legacy of the Pittsburgh Survey 50
5 The Pittsburgh Survey and "Greater Pittsburgh": A Muddled Metropolitan Geography 69
6 Seeking the Meaning of Life: The Pittsburgh Survey and the Family 88
7 Does the Evidence Support the Argument? Margaret Byington's Cost of Living Survey of Homestead 106
8 Visualizing Pittsburgh in the 1990s: Art and Photography in the Service of Social Reform 124
9 Civic Leaders and Environmental Reform: The Pittsburgh Survey and Urban Planning 153
10 The Pittsburgh Survey as an Environmental Statement 170
11 The Spirit of '92: Popular Opposition in Homestead's Politics and Culture, 1892-1937 190
12 Optimism, Dilemmas, and Progress: The Pittsburgh Survey and Black Americans 205
13 The Immigrants Pictured and Unpictured in the Pittsburgh Survey 221
Notes 245
Notes on Contributors 285
Index 287
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