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Packing Them In: An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Chicago, 1865-1954

Social science


by
Sylvia Hood Washington

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 232 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This important new book by Sylvia Washington adds a vital new dimension to our understanding of environmental history in the United States. Washington excavates and tells the stories of Chicago’s poor, working class, and ethnic minority neighborhoods-such as Back of the Yards and Bronzeville-that suffered disproportionately negative environmental impacts and consequent pollution related health problems. This pioneering work will be essential reading not only for historians, but for urban planners, sociologists, citizen action groups and anyone interested in understanding the precursors to the contemporary environmental justice movement.

This important new book by Sylvia Washington adds a vital new dimension to our understanding of environmental history in the United States. Washington excavates and tells the stories of Chicago’s poor, working class, and ethnic minority neighborhoods-such as Back of the Yards and Bronzeville-that suffered disproportionately negative environmental impacts and consequent pollution related health problems. This pioneering work will be essential reading not only for… (more)

This important new book by Sylvia Washington adds a vital new dimension to our understanding of environmental history in the United States. Washington excavates and tells the stories of Chicago’s poor, working class, and ethnic minority neighborhoods-such as Back of the Yards and Bronzeville-that suffered disproportionately negative environmental impacts and consequent pollution related health problems. This pioneering work will be essential reading not only for historians, but for urban planners, sociologists, citizen action groups and anyone interested in understanding the precursors to the contemporary environmental justice movement.

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