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The Resource Baptized in PCBs : race, pollution, and justice in an all-American town, Ellen Griffith Spears

Baptized in PCBs : race, pollution, and justice in an all-American town, Ellen Griffith Spears

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Baptized in PCBs : race, pollution, and justice in an all-American town
Title
Baptized in PCBs
Title remainder
race, pollution, and justice in an all-American town
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Griffith Spears
Title variation
Baptized in polychlorinated biphenyls
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the mid-1990s, residents of Anniston, Alabama, began a legal fight against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of PCBs in the city's historically African American and white working-class west side. Simultaneously, Anniston environmentalists sought to safely eliminate chemical weaponry that had been secretly stockpiled near the city during the Cold War. In this probing work, Ellen Griffith Spears offers a compelling narrative of Anniston's battles for environmental justice, exposing how systemic racial and class inequalities reinforced during the Jim Crow era played out in these intense contemporary social movements. Spears focuses attention on key figures who shaped Anniston--from Monsanto's founders, to white and African American activists, to the ordinary Anniston residents whose lives and health were deeply affected by the town's military-industrial history and the legacy of racism. Situating the personal struggles and triumphs of Anniston residents within a larger national story of regulatory regimes and legal strategies that have affected toxic towns across America, Spears unflinchingly explores the causes and implications of environmental inequalities, showing how civil rights movement activism undergirded Anniston's campaigns for redemption and justice. "--
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Spears, Ellen Griffith
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in southern studies
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  • Polychlorinated biphenyls
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls
  • Anniston (Ala.)
  • Monsanto Company
  • Environmental justice
  • Environmental health
  • African Americans
  • Working class
  • Anniston (Ala.)
  • Anniston (Ala.)
Label
Baptized in PCBs : race, pollution, and justice in an all-American town, Ellen Griffith Spears
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 440 pages
Isbn
9781469611716
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013041122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023495099
System control number
(OCoLC)860944046
Label
Baptized in PCBs : race, pollution, and justice in an all-American town, Ellen Griffith Spears
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 440 pages
Isbn
9781469611716
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013041122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023495099
System control number
(OCoLC)860944046

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