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Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City

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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 ...

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Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City
2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691632766

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Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City
2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691603438

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Cause for Alarm: The Volunteer Fire Department in the Nineteenth-Century City
1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691016481

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