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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

First off, despite claiming the be "A Social History of Trash", the book (despite of brief mention of the garbage-strewn streets of Knossos and Pompei) is just a history of American trash. Next ... Read full review

WASTE AND WANT: A Social History of Trash

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óBy their trash shall you know them" is the theme of this research-driven exploration of the rubbish and refuse habits of more than two centuries of Americans. "Rubbish took on new meanings" in the ... Read full review

Waste and want: a social history of trash

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The author of books on housework and the American mass market, social historian Strasser explores what America has discarded, from the period when Colonists valued everything up to today's era of ... Read full review