The Resource Cause for Alarm : the Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City, (electronic resource)

Cause for Alarm : the Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City, (electronic resource)

Label
Cause for Alarm : the Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City
Title
Cause for Alarm
Title remainder
the Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though central to the social, political, and cultural life of the nineteenth-century city, the urban volunteer fire department has nevertheless been largely ignored by historians. Redressing this neglect, Amy Greenberg reveals the meaning of this central institution by comparing the fire departments of Baltimore, St. Louis, and San Francisco from the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Volunteer fire companies protected highly flammable cities from fire and provided many men with friendship, brotherhood, and a way to prove their civic virtue. While other scholars have claimed tha
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
363.37/09752/609034
Index
no index present
LC call number
TH9505
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
Label
Cause for Alarm : the Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City, (electronic resource)
Publication
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Tables, Figures, and Maps ; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Beginning at the Wake; Writing a Fireman's History; The Evolution of the Volunteer Fire Department; Synopsis: Fire-Man, Urban Citizen; Chapter One ; Paying Tribute; Invested in Firefighting; Investing in Protection; A Fragile Relationship; Chapter Two; Manly Boys and Chaste Fire Engines: The Culture of the Volunteer Fire Department ; Choosing a Fire Company; The Brotherhood of Firemen; Classless Masculinity; Gendered Fire Engines and Absent Women; Families versus Firemen; Chapter Three
  • Fights/Fires: A Glance at Violent FiremenThe Firemen of Mob-Town; St. Louis Rowdyism; The ""Model Fire Department of the World""; Some Conclusions about Fire Department Violence; Chapter Four ; Smoke-Filled Rooms: Volunteer Firemen and Political Culture; Seventeen St. Louis Mayors; The Limitations of Political Mobilization, or What Do Seventeen Mayors Really Buy You; Chapter Five ; Insuring Protection: Fire Insurance and the Era of the Steam Engine; Insuring Protection; A Mighty Agent; Chapter Six ; Deluged and Disgraced; Conclusion; One Last Eulogy; Appendix
  • Occupational Scale Used for Quantitative AnalysisNotes; Bibliography ; Index
Control code
ocn884012764
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt73bdmp
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32961704
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884012764
  • jstor1400864925

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