266 pp., 6.125 x 9.25
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4518-9
Published: February 1995
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-9878-9
Published: November 2009
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About the Author
Andrew Hurley is associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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"Hurley's well-written and well-organized work is a social and environmental history of the unequal distribution of environmental problems caused by industrial production processes. . . . The book is founded on solid research and is a pleasure to read."--Choice
"A devastating critique of American corporate capitalism, made all the more impressive by its meticulous scholarship."--Journal of American History
"An important book which anyone interested in cities, the environment, social justice, or just our modern age should read. It is a book which will quickly become the standard reference in the field."--Journal of Social History
"A model for the historical assessment of how environmental inequalities become established over time in a specific locality."--Environmental History
“Hurley’s book is a sophisticated and persuasive piece of environmental history. It is well-written, deeply researched, and strongly argued, making an effective case for the proposition that environmental inequality has been 'endemic to urban America.'"--American Historical Review
"An important, provocative analysis."--Labor History