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Environmental justice in postwar America: a documentary reader

By: Sutter, Paul S.(Foreword by) Wells, Christopher W.(Edited by)

Part of the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics series
0295743700 / 9780295743707
152 x 229 mm 291 pages

In the decades after World War II, the American economy entered a period of prolonged growth that created unprecedented affluence - but these developments came at the cost of a host of new environmental problems.

Unsurprisingly, a disproportionate number of them, such as pollution-emitting factories, waste-handling facilities, and big infrastructure projects, ended up in communities dominated by people of color.

Constrained by long-standing practices of segregation that limited their housing and employment options, people of color bore an unequal share of postwar America's environmental burdens.

This reader collects a wide range of primary source documents on the rise and evolution of the environmental justice movement.


1KBB USA, 3JJ 20th century, HBJK History of the Americas, HBTB Social & cultural history, JFSL4 Hispanic & Latino studies, RNK Conservation of the environment

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