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A Plague on Your Houses: How New York Was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled

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A Plague on Your Houses is a scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York in the 1970s and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse.
Paperback, 242 pages
Published November 17th 2001 by Verso (first published February 1999)
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Feb 06, 2016 Far rated it it was amazing
This book holds vast evidence for the connection between public policy and health, and it's so harrowing that I think about this often.
Tchaiko
Oct 11, 2007 Tchaiko added it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in nyc, urban planning ,public health, HIV/AIDS and race issues
this book really broke down how hiv/aids and crack were able to spread thru the black community and latino community in nyc. it also gives a great history of how new york's urban planning was molded by robert moses and others and how this adversely affected poor, blk, latino and how it broke up the voting liberal jewish block.
fascinating, made me miss being a student.
Meghan
Sep 25, 2007 Meghan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any social science nerd
if you are at all interested in new york politics and urban/social science/public health stuff, this hits all marks. truly eye-opening.
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