The Newberry Seminar in Technology, Politics and Culture present:
"Engineering Inequality: Regional Environmental Implications of the Reversal of the Chicago River" Sylvia Hood Washington, Northwestern University,
March 16, 2001, 3:30-5:30pm, Newberry Library
The reversal of the Chicago River in the late nineteenth century reduced the amount of raw sewage flowing into Lake Michigan. Yet how did it affect the surrounding regions? This paper considers this oft-neglected development -- and the inequalities it spawned -- by considering the lawsuits brought against the Chicago Sanitary District by Canada and the surrounding states.
The seminar format assumes participants have read the paper in advance. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend. Papers are precirculated electronically whenever possible. To receive a paper contact Rebekah Holmes in the Scholl Center by e-mail or phone.
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