8 color illus. 2 halftones. 19 line illus. 14 maps.
Table Of Contents
List of Illustrations and Tables ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 Part I Political Economy of Urban Provisioning 1. Is Access to Food a Public Good? From Public Market to Free-Market System, 1790-1860 19 Part II Public Market System of Provisioning, 1790s-1820s 2. The Landscape of Municipal Food Access 57 3. Constraints of Time: Public Market Schedule of Provisioning 94 4. Catharine Market and Its Neighborhood 121 Part III Free-Market System of Provisioning, 1830s-50s 5. Withdraw the Bungling Hand of Government: Free-Market Geography of Provisioning 155 6. The Price of Deregulation: Food Access and Living Standards 193 Conclusion 231 Abbreviations 237 Appendix A: Maps 239 Appendix B: Public Market Data 251 Notes 259 Index 331
Gergely Baics is assistant professor of history and urban studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Short-listed for Financial Times (FT.com) Best History Books of 2016 2016.