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Polluted Promises

Environmental Racism and the Search for Justice in a Southern Town

by Melissa Checker

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by New York University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Black studies,
  • Political activism,
  • Pollution & threats to the environment,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • General,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Science,
  • Georgia,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations,
  • United States,
  • Augusta,
  • Case studies,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Environmental justice,
  • Hazardous waste sites,
  • Racism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8044734M
    ISBN 10081471658X
    ISBN 109780814716588


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