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dc.contributor.advisorFlader, Susaneng
dc.contributor.authorMallea, Amahia K.eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Kansas Cityeng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri Rivereng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 13, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- History.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] An environmental history of Kansas City and an urban history of the Missouri River, this dissertation shows how interconnected the city and the river were through the twentieth century. Examining how the river literally flowed through the infrastructure (pipes and sewers) and the citizenry (drinking water and excrement) of the Kansas Cities illuminates the interrelationships and trans-boundary connectedness of the city's social and environmental history. Exploring the intimate uses of the river also shows how public health brought residents upstream and downstream from Kansas City into relationship with each other as each part broadens to a wider set of connections, to encompass the lower Missouri River basin. Throughout the century, public health officials, sanitary engineers and citizens worked to control water quality. Despite calls in 1910 to manage the river with public health in mind, it was not until the 1960s that the river came under sanitary regulation. The question of whether the river should create economic wealth or protect human and environmental health has constituted an important debate-one that continues to be relevant to decision making today.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb59295776eng
dc.identifier.oclc163922329eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5889eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.lcshMissouri River -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshHuman ecology -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Historyeng
dc.titleRivers running through: an urban environmental history of the Kansas Cities and the Missouri Rivereng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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