Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era - Working Class in American History (Paperback)Jacob A. C. Remes (author)
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Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
"Jacob A. C. Remes has shed new light over a broad terrain of Progressive Era historiography through this richly researched, sensitive, transnational comparison of the 1914 Salem, Massachusetts fire and the 1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia explosion."--New England Quarterly
"Remes' impressive research demonstrates throughout that even though the actions of working-class people drew on tight social bonds and a deep reservoir of local knowledge, their behavior was often illegible to the ascendant class of relief managers and government experts."--Journal of American History
"An excellent historical study rooted in high quality research. Remes' management of the two case studies successfully supports his central arguments relating to the state, the people, and ways of forming citizenship at times of crisis and relief, and his methodologies encourage us to look at disasters, both past and present, in new ways."--Labour/Le Travail
"Disaster Citizenship is an impressive accomplishment that offers a great deal to those interested in social history, the history of the working class, the history of progressivism, urban history, state building in the Progressive Era, the US-Canada borderlands, and comparative approaches to the study of history."--H-Net Review
"Remes's excellent and engaging book contributes to long-running debates about the nature of working-class life, to more recent discussions of transnational progressive reform and state-society relations and to current conversations--both popular and scholarly--about events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy."--Labor: Studies in Working Class History
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