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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the years, 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. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Polluted promises.
New York : New York University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005006793
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Checker
ISBN: 0814716571 9780814716571 081471658X 9780814716588
OCLC Number: 896992492
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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