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Detritus from Historic Deadhorse Bay: Trash Meant to be Left Behind

By Max Liboiron A long, long time ago, a younger, grubbier New York City dumped its trash on Barren Island off the south shores of Brooklyn. Barren Island was its own self-contained community and had a one-room school house, four saloons, and five factories boiling garbage all day, everyday. The buildings and island inhabitants–mostly immigrant […]
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CFP: Urban “wastelands”: patterns of emergence and appropriation

12th International Conference on Urban History European Association for Urban History (EAUH) Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal 03-06 September 2014 http://www.eauh2014.fcsh.unl.pt Session Organisers/ Responsables de la session: Christoph Bernhardt (Germany) – Leibniz-Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS) christoph.bernhardt@alumni.tu-berlin.de Michèle Dagenais (Canada) – Université de Montréal michele.dagenais@umontreal.ca (la version française suit) Urban “wastelands” have […]
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