Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash. Susan Strasser.

Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash

New York: Metropolitan Books; Henry Holt and Co., 1999. Paperback. [12], 355 p.: illustrations; 23 cm. Paperback. Stated First Edition. "Before the twentieth century, trash was nearly nonexistent. Strasser paints a vivid picture of an America where everything possible was reused: scavenger pigs roamed the street, 'swill children' collected kitchen garbage, and peddlers traded manufacured goods for rags and bones. Over the last hundred years, however, Americans have become hooked on disposability, fashion, and constant technological change, and the rise of mass consumption has led to waste on a previously unimaginable scale." -- back cover. In Near Fine Condition: lower page edges slightly soiled; former owner's name on first (blank) page; otherwise, clean and tight. Near Fine. Item #008140
ISBN: 0805048308

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