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Washing “The Great Unwashed”

Public Baths in Urban America, 1840–1920

Marilyn Thornton Williams

Frontmatter List of Illustrations, and Acknowledgments
Introduction

1  Origins of the Public Bath Movement, 1840–1890
2  Public Baths in the Progressive Era
3  Tammany Hall versus Reformers: The Public Baths of New York City
4  Patrician Mayors, Irish Bosses, and “Municipal Housekeepers”: The Municipal Baths of Boston and Chicago
5  Philanthropy and Progressivism: The Public Baths of Philadelphia and Baltimore
6  The American Association for Promoting Hygiene and Public Baths
7  The Gospel of Cleanliness

Appendixes
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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