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Historicizing Flint

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On February 6, 2016
If you are looking for some good long reads this Saturday, check out this forum on placing the Flint water crisis in historical context, featuring some of our leading environmental historians, as well as economists and an engineer. There are essays on the history of environmental injustice in Flint, the history of lead pipes, and […]
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Environmental Risk and Race

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On September 28, 2015
I doubt any readers of LGM will be that shocked that people of color are exposed to toxic environments at rates far higher than whites. But the differential, at least in California, really is awful: “What’s unique about this study is that we are looking at multiple hazards at once and including factors that make […]
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Ellen Spears’ new environmental history of the chemical industry in Anniston, Alabama is a worthy addition to the literature on environmental justice. She tells the story of Anniston, a city noted for the burning of the Freedom Riders bus in 1961, through both the narrative of civil rights and also the narrative of a modern […]

Bullard

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On June 29, 2014

If you aren’t familiar with Robert Bullard, the founder of the study of environmental justice as a line of academic inquiry, you should be. For over 30 years, Bullard has straddled the line betw

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