Baptized in PCBs : race, pollution, and justice in an all-American town /

"In the mid-1990s, residents of Anniston, Alabama, began a legal fight against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of PCBs in the city's historically African American and white working-class west side. Simultaneously, Anniston environmentalists sought to safely eliminate che...

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Main Author: Spears, Ellen Griffith, (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
Series:New directions in southern studies.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction Toxic Knowledge
  • 1. The Model City: A Romance of the New South
  • 2. The War for Chemical Supremacy
  • 3. Monsanto's Move "Down South"
  • 4. A Technological High Command
  • 5. War in a Time of Peace
  • 6. The Nature of the Poison
  • 7. The Death of Aroclors
  • 8. Challenging the Green Dragon
  • 9. Contaminated Bodies, Contaminated Soil
  • 10. Witnessing the Explosion in Toxic Torts
  • 11. Aftershocks
  • Epilogue Remodeling the Model City
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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