Synopses & Reviews
From 1909-1914 the Pittsburgh Survey brought together statisticans, social workers, engineers, lawyers, physicians, economists, and city planners to study the effects of industrialization on the city of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Surveyed examines the accuracy and the impact of the influential Pittsburgh Survey, emphasizing its role in the social reform movement of the early twentieth century.
“It's a must read for anyone interested in the history of Pittsburgh or a better understanding of the social workers, sociologists, and reformers who comprised turn-of-the-century progressivism. Pittsburgh Surveyed is also an exceptionally well-produced volume, nicely designed with high quality graphic presentation.”
"Like the original Pittsburgh Survey, Pittsburgh Surveyed is a treasure trove for historians and other social scientists interested in the daily life of working people and the reformers who studied them in the early twentieth century". Kathryn Kish Sklar, author of Florence Kelley and the Nation's Work: the Rise of Women's Political Culture, 1830-1900
The Pittsburgh Survey of 1909 to 1914 was a study to show the effects of heavy industry on one American city. This text of 13 essays examines the accuracy and impact of the Pittsburgh Survey, both on social science as a discipline and on Pittsburgh itself.
About the Author
Maurine W. Greenwald is associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and author of Women, War, and Work: The Impact of World War I on Women Workers in the United States
Margo Anderson is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and author of The American Census: A Social History.
Table of Contents
The Pittsburgh survey in historical perspective / Margo Anderson and Maurine W. Greenwald -- The social survey movement and early twentieth-century sociological methodology / Martin Bulmer -- The Pittsburgh survey and the survey movement : an episode in the history of expertise / Stephen Turner -- The failure of fair wages and the death of labor republicanism : the ideological legacy of the Pittsburgh survey / Steven R. Cohen -- The Pittsburgh survey and greater Pittsburgh : a muddled metropolitan geography / Edward K. Muller -- Seeking the meaning of life : the Pittsburgh survey and the family / S.J. Kleinberg -- Does the evidence support the argument? Margaret Byington's cost of living survey of homestead / Margo Anderson -- Visualizing Pittsburgh in the 1900s : art and photography in the service of social reform / Maurine W. Greenwald -- Civic leaders and environmental reform : the Pittsburgh survey and urban planning / John F. Bauman and Margaret Spratt -- The Pittsburgh survey as an environmental statement / Joel A. Tarr -- The spirit of '92 : popular opposition in Homestead's politics and culture, 1892, 1937 / Richard Oestreicher -- Optimism, dilemmas, and progress : the Pittsburgh survey and Black Americans / Laurence A. Glasco -- The immigrants pictured and unpictured in the Pittsburgh survey / Ewa Morawska.