Environmental Racism in the United States and Canada: Seeking Justice and Sustainability

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Bruce E. Johansenauthor

Bruce E. Johansen is professor emeritus of communication and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska.

Environmental Racism in the United States and Canada: Seeking Justice and Sustainability

20200430

Praeger

Pages 384
Topics Alaska Natives: Swamped by Warming;Bridgeport, Connecticut: A Spreading Web of Toxins;Canadian Tar Sands: From Treaty Forest to Moonscape;Chester, Pennsylvania: Unwilling Capital of Hazmat;Farmworkers: Toxicity as an Occupational Hazard;Houston, Texas: Always Awaiting the Next Flood

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Environmental Racism in the United States and Canada: Seeking Justice and Sustainability

Author(s): Johansen, Bruce;
Contributors: Johansen, Bruce;
Abstract:

From Flint, MI to Standing Rock, ND, minorities have found themselves losing the battle for clean resources and a healthy environment. This book provides a modern history of such environmental injustices in the U.S. and Canada.

From the 19th-century extermination of the buffalo in the American West, to Alaska's Project Chariot (a Cold War initiative that planned to use atomic bombs to blast out a harbor on Eskimo land), to the struggle for recovery and justice in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017, this book provides readers with an enhanced understanding of how poor and minority people are affected by natural and manmade environmental crises.

Written for undergraduates as well as the general reader with an interest in social justice and environmental issues, this book traces the relationship between environmental discrimination, race, and class through a comprehensive case history of environmental injustices. Environmental Racism in the United States and Canada: Seeking Justice and Sustainability includes 50 such case studies that range from local to national to international crises.


  • Provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of the far-reaching specter of environmental racism in the U.S. and Canada, using numerous case studies that extend across the U.S. and Canada from the 19th century into the present day
  • Examines the confluence of climate change, natural resource conflicts, political and corporate corruption, and racism
  • Reflects a regional arrangement to better highlight patterns and types of injustices as well as victims
  • Is written by a prolific author and expert on environmental and Native American issues

SortTitle: environmental racism in the united states and canada: seeking justice and sustainability
Keyword(s): Alaska Natives: Swamped by Warming; Bridgeport, Connecticut: A Spreading Web of Toxins; Canadian Tar Sands: From Treaty Forest to Moonscape; Chester, Pennsylvania: Unwilling Capital of Hazmat; Farmworkers: Toxicity as an Occupational Hazard; Houston, Texas: Always Awaiting the Next Flood
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Bruce E. Johansenauthor

Bruce E. Johansen is professor emeritus of communication and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska.

eISBN-13: 9781440864032
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440864025
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 384
Publication Date: 20200430