Water for Gotham: A History

Mr. Koeppel talked about his book, Water for Gotham: A History, published by Princeton University Press. The book describes the history of New… read more

Mr. Koeppel talked about his book, Water for Gotham: A History, published by Princeton University Press. The book describes the history of New York City’s water supply and the development of a clean water source. The author discussed early settlements, the problems that led to decades of polluted water, local politics and powerful New Yorkers involved in the water business, and the eventual development of the Croton Aqueduct in 1842. He also described the yellow fever and cholera epidemics that killed thousands of people as a result of contaminated water. The author answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Water for Gotham: A History

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Program ID:
165289-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Mohegan Lake, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 28, 2001 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 13, 2009 | 9:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 28, 2001 | 10:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 29, 2001 | 2:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 25, 2001 | 9:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 12, 2009 | 3:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 12, 2009 | 9:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 13, 2009 | 3:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 13, 2009 | 9:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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