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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

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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
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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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1980-
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Remes, Jacob A. C.
Dewey number
363.34/8097309041
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV555.U6
LC item number
R46 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The working class in American history
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  • Disaster relief
  • Disaster relief
  • Fires
  • Halifax Explosion, Halifax, N.S., 1917
  • Working class
  • Working class
  • Solidarity
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Halifax (N.S.)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Disaster relief
  • Fires
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social conditions
  • Working class
  • Canada
  • Massachusetts
  • Nova Scotia
  • United States
Label
Disaster citizenship : survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era, Jacob A.C. Remes
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 "Organization without Any Organization": Order and Disorder in Exploded Halifax; 2 "A Great Power Had Swept Over It": Politics and Power after the Salem Fire; 3 "It Is Easy Enough to Establish Camps": Geographies of Community and Resistance in Burned Salem; 4 "The Relief Would Have Had to Pay Someone": Halifax Families and the Work of Relief in Halifax; 5 "A Desirable Measure of Responsibility": Halifax's Churches and Unions Respond to the Progressive
  • 6 "The Sufferings of This Time Are Not Worthy to Be Compared with the Glory That Is to Come": SaleConclusion: Cities of Comrades; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
933297777
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252097942
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt1970mh1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933297777
Label
Disaster citizenship : survivors, solidarity, and power in the Progressive Era, Jacob A.C. Remes
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 "Organization without Any Organization": Order and Disorder in Exploded Halifax; 2 "A Great Power Had Swept Over It": Politics and Power after the Salem Fire; 3 "It Is Easy Enough to Establish Camps": Geographies of Community and Resistance in Burned Salem; 4 "The Relief Would Have Had to Pay Someone": Halifax Families and the Work of Relief in Halifax; 5 "A Desirable Measure of Responsibility": Halifax's Churches and Unions Respond to the Progressive
  • 6 "The Sufferings of This Time Are Not Worthy to Be Compared with the Glory That Is to Come": SaleConclusion: Cities of Comrades; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
933297777
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252097942
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1970mh1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)933297777

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