A Plague On Your Houses

A Plague On Your Houses

by Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859842534

ISBN-13: 9781859842539

Pub. Date: 11/17/2001

Publisher: Verso Books

A Plague on Your Houses is a scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York in the 1970s and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse.  See more details below

Overview

A Plague on Your Houses is a scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York in the 1970s and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859842539
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
11/17/2001
Series:
Haymarket Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Introduction to Part One: Baptism by Fire3
1Setting the Scene9
2Benign Neglect and Planned Shrinkage21
3A Plague on Houses: Contagious Fires47
Introduction to Part Two: Epidemics81
4Tuberculosis: The Captain of All the Men of Death83
5Substance Abuse109
6AIDS: Incurable and Fatal123
7Epidemics Galore137
Introduction to Part Three: Beyond New York City and Policy157
8Metropolitan Region and Nation159
9Policy to Heal the Wounds185
10The 1990s: Fighting the Symptoms195
Notes207
Index217

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