Annotated Bibliography-AC

Annotated bibliography

Richard Rabin, “The Lead Industry and Lead Water Pipes “A MODEST CAMPAIGN””, American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 9 (September 1, 2008): pp. 1584-1592.

This source is a article from the American Public Health Association around the use of lead pipes in the infrastructure of buildings, the promotion of lead pipes, and the campaign against lead usage, as well as the dangerous of drinking from lead pipes.

This source will be used in my research, because it gives great insight into the history of lead plumbing and the lead industry as well as the health dangers of living with lead pipes and how lead pipes can result in lead poisoning. I will be using the abstract, historical context, and continued use sections of the source. A significant piece of information that I read in the source was that although lead pipes were a known hazard, some cities still used them due to it advantage, Philadelphia was one of those cities which may also be why Camden has a lead pipe issue.

Freeman, Lance M. “Commentary: 21st Century Gentrification.” Cityscape 18, no. 3 (2016): 163-68. Accessed March 24, 2021.

This source is from a journal article published by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and it provides information on the history of gentrification and explains the process of how a city becomes gentrified.

This source will be very useful to my research because it provides necessary information about gentrification as a whole. Since Camden is a “city on the rise”, having the background knowledge about why and how the city would gentrify is crucial to my research. With this source I am also able to get information on why Camden was “chosen” to be invested into, and what can potentially happen to the current residents who live in Camden.

Coulter, Patrick C. “A City Invincible? The Transition of Camden, NJ, From Industrial to Postindustrial City.” La Salle University Digital Commons,

This source is from a honor project of La Salle University student, and it provides information on the deindustrialization of Camden during the 1960’s to 1980’s, and the effects of the transformation like the continued disinvestment, low socioeconomic status, and poor environmental conditions.

This source will be used to help me understand Camden’s history post WWII, and the effects of industrialization . It will help to give background information on how the city of Camden developed or receded into the city that it became. The section on Environmental impact is also useful to give information on how deindustrialization caused many of the environmental issues that are found in Camden, and how residents and authorities reacted to or ignored the issues.