The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s�... and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $99.95
  • Save: $22.41 (22%)
Usually ships within 3 to 5 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s: Disorder, Inequality, and Social Change Hardcover – November 23, 2009


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$77.54
$77.51 $72.80
Year-End%20Deals%20in%20Books

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (November 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082234436X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822344360
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,274,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Taylor has gleaned profound insights from the social sciences and humanities to weave them into this superbly written tour de force on environmental and social justice in the urban US. . . . In short, this is the best account of urban ecology that has come out in the past two decades. . . . [T]his magnum opus has the makings of a classic that is destined to be one of the most referenced volumes of our times. Essential.” - T. Niazi, Choice


“. . . [A] major contribution to the history of American environmentalism and American social history in general. . . . [Taylor’s] insights require serious engagement by every student of American environmentalism.” - Kimberly K. Smith, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences


“Dorceta Taylor’s impressive work not only more than fulfils an expectation to learn about how American cities and urban environmentalism emerged, but it contextualises these developments through some important and often neglected lenses. . . . Taylor’s work is a valuable companion to studying the sociology of urban environmentalism, today and in the past.” - Stewart Barr, Urban Studies


“Taylor has written an important overview of what cities have faced from an
environmental perspective, and readers from many different disciplines will find much to ponder.” - Lisa Keller, The Historian


The Environment and the People in American Cities is one of those great and versatile books that any environmental social scientist would want to have sitting on her shelf. I have read many books on related topics over the years and I can’t recall any other that does anything like this one. By focusing on racial, ethnic, and class issues as they play out in the urban landscape, against such backdrops as public health concerns, parks, and industrial workplaces, Dorceta E. Taylor makes a major contribution. I’ll never view my urban surroundings in quite the same way again.”—Valerie Gunter, coauthor of Volatile Places: A Sociology of Communities and Environmental Controversies


“All future research on environmentalism and social change will have to reference The Environment and the People in American Cities. It is a pathbreaking, first-rate work of scholarship. As the first scholar to consider the relationship between social inequality and conservation issues within such an inclusive framework, Dorceta E. Taylor makes stunning links between the terrain of contemporary environmental and social-justice conflicts and those of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.”—David Pellow, author of Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago


“Dorceta E. Taylor has set out to write nothing short of a ‘People’s Environmental History of American Cities.’ At the core of her social history are inequalities based on race, gender, class, and ethnicity, as wealthy white elites shaped access to housing, workplaces, parks and even cemeteries to their wishes, at the expense of everyone else. Taylor’s book is a call for broader perspectives on environmental issues, to include segregation, labor market and workplace dynamics, social movements, politics, and social control. A magnum opus chock full of fascinating details of an untold history of the environmental injustices at the root of our society.”—Timmons Roberts, Director of the Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University


“. . . [A] major contribution to the history of American environmentalism and American social history in general. . . . [Taylor’s] insights require serious engagement by every student of American environmentalism.”
(Kimberly K. Smith, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences)

“Dorceta Taylor’s impressive work not only more than fulfils an expectation to learn about how American cities and urban environmentalism emerged, but it contextualises these developments through some important and often neglected lenses. . . . Taylor’s work is a valuable companion to studying the sociology of urban environmentalism, today and in the past.”
(Stewart Barr, Urban Studies)

“Taylor has gleaned profound insights from the social sciences and humanities to weave them into this superbly written tour de force on environmental and social justice in the urban US. . . . In short, this is the best account of urban ecology that has come out in the past two decades. . . . [T]his magnum opus has the makings of a classic that is destined to be one of the most referenced volumes of our times. Essential.”
(T. Niazi, Choice)

“Taylor has written an important overview of what cities have faced from an
environmental perspective, and readers from many different disciplines will find much to ponder.”
(Lisa Keller, The Historian)

From the Publisher

"All future research on environmentalism and social change will have to reference The Environment and the People in American Cities. It is a pathbreaking, first-rate work of scholarship. As the first scholar to consider the relationship between social inequality and conservation issues within such an inclusive framework, Dorceta E. Taylor makes stunning links between the terrain of contemporary environmental and social-justice conflicts and those of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries."--David Pellow, author of Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kerry J. Ard on January 27, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a comprehensive view of the evolution of environmental thinking is the US. Unlike most scholars who ignore American environmental thought until the 1970s, Taylor offers insightful and thorough analysis of the foundation of US environmentalism. A fascinating read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SFBirder on January 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a lucidly written, incisive and thoughtful book that is significant to understanding both past and present environmental thought and movements in the USA. In her award-winning book, Taylor presents a perspective that is crucial to the American environmental experience writ large, and not just processes that pertain to particular, marginalized communities. She demonstrates a command of the critical links between the social and the environmental. Through careful and systematic socio-historical and technical analyses, Taylor's work places American environmentalism into an expansive context and charts the course forward. This work is important, now more than ever.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book does contain interesting ideas, but a lot of it is pure fact, and a lot of those facts are reworded and repeated more than necessary. Unless you have a class that requires this, or you really like the subject, I would not buy it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?