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Polluted promises : environmental racism and the search for justice in a Southern town

Author: Melissa Checker
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the past two decades, environmental racism has become the rallying cry for many communities as they discover the contaminations of toxic chemicals and industrial waste in their own backyards.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Checker
ISBN: 0814716571 9780814716571 081471658X 9780814716588
OCLC Number: 938147868
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 275 p.) : illustrations, map
Contents: You can run, but you can't Hyde --
Race-ing the environment --
Old heads: in between the tracks --
Strange fruit: from promised land to poisoned land --
Foot soldiers: long is the struggle, hard is the fight --
Staying on board: crossing murky waters --
No progress without struggle.
Responsibility: Melissa Checker.

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