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    Gowanus : Brooklyn's curious canal / Joseph Alexiou
    Book | New York University Press | 2015
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    Description
    xiv, 399 pages ; 24 cm
    Bibliography
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Contents
    Prologue: The tale of Sludgie the Whale -- Millponds, oysters, and early origins (1636-1774) -- Bloody waters (1776) -- The Atlantic Docks and Basin (1812-1851) -- Sewers, railroads, and the castle on the hill (1851-1857) -- The Brooklyn Improvement Company (1858-1869) -- Foul odors and foiled plots (1870-1885) -- Industry, identity, and violence in Gowanus (1885-1898) -- Strikes, moonshine, and mobs (1902-1949) -- The fall of South Brooklyn and the brownstone revolution (1950-1981) -- Superfund me! (1981-2010) -- Epilogue.
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    Brooklyn's curious canal
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