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The Resource Disaster citizenship : survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era, Jacob A.C. Remes

Disaster citizenship : survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era, Jacob A.C. Remes

Label
Disaster citizenship : survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era
Title
Disaster citizenship
Title remainder
survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era
Statement of responsibility
Jacob A.C. Remes
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A century ago, governments buoyed by Progressive Era-beliefs began to assume greater responsibility for protecting and rescuing citizens. Yet the aftermath of two disasters in the United States-Canada borderlands--the Salem Fire of 1914 and the Halifax Explosion of 1917--saw working class survivors instead turn to friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members for succor and aid. Both official and unofficial responses, meanwhile, showed how the United States and Canada were linked by experts, workers, and money. In Disaster Citizenship, Jacob A.C. Remes draws on histories of the Salem and Halifax events to explore the institutions--both formal and informal--that ordinary people relied upon in times of crisis. He explores patterns and traditions of self-help, informal order, and solidarity and details how people adapted these traditions when necessary. Yet, as he shows, these methods--though often quick and effective--remained illegible to reformers. Indeed, soldiers, social workers, and reformers wielding extraordinary emergency powers challenged these grassroots practices to impose progressive 'solutions' on what they wrongly imagined to be a fractured social landscape. Innovative and engaging, Disaster Citizenship excavates the forgotten networks of solidarity and obligation in an earlier time while simultaneously suggesting new frameworks in the emerging field of critical disaster studies"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.34/8097309041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV555.U6
LC item number
R46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 B-235
  • HV 555.U6
Series statement
The working class in American history
Label
Disaster citizenship : survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era, Jacob A.C. Remes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780252039836
Lccn
2015019369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922697484
  • 2290083
  • (OCoLC)922697484
  • (OCoLC)ocn922697484
  • 2290083
Label
Disaster citizenship : survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era, Jacob A.C. Remes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780252039836
Lccn
2015019369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922697484
  • 2290083
  • (OCoLC)922697484
  • (OCoLC)ocn922697484
  • 2290083

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