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Author Spears, Ellen Griffith, author.

Title Baptized in PCBs: race, pollution, and justice in an all-American town [Hoopla electronic resource] / Ellen Griffith Spears.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 21 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Bernadette Dunne.
Summary 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 chemical weaponry that had been secretly stockpiled near the city during the Cold War. In this probing work, Ellen Griffith Spears offers a compelling narrative of Anniston's battles for environmental justice, exposing how systemic racial and class inequalities reinforced during the Jim Crow era played out in these intense contemporary social movements. Spears focuses attention on key figures who shaped Anniston-from Monsanto's founders to white and African American activists to the ordinary Anniston residents whose lives and health were deeply affected by the town's military-industrial history and the legacy of racism. Situating the personal struggles and triumphs of Anniston residents within a larger national story of regulatory regimes and legal strategies that have affected toxic towns across America, Spears unflinchingly explores the causes and implications of environmental inequalities, showing how civil rights movement activism undergirded Anniston's campaigns for redemption and justice.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Polychlorinated biphenyls -- Environmental aspects -- Alabama -- Anniston. -- Sound recordings.
Polychlorinated biphenyls -- Health aspects -- Alabama -- Anniston. -- Sound recordings.
Anniston (Ala.) -- Environmental conditions.
Monsanto Company -- History.
Environmental justice -- Alabama -- Anniston. -- Sound recordings.
Environmental health -- Alabama -- Anniston. -- Sound recordings.
African Americans -- Health and hygiene -- Alabama -- Anniston. -- Sound recordings.
Working class -- Health and hygiene -- Alabama -- Anniston. -- Sound recordings.
Anniston (Ala.) -- Race relations.
Anniston (Ala.) -- Social conditions.
Added Author Dunne, Bernadette, narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781482970111 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1482970112 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11072978
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