Gayle Tuch, Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States
Clean and White offers a history of environmental racism in the United States focusing on constructions of race and hygiene. In the wake of the civil war, as the nation encountered emancipation, mass immigration, and the growth of an urbanized society, Americans began to conflate the ideas of race and waste. Meanwhile, toxins were not addressed but industry/manufacturers were not in the more affluent areas, thus affecting people of color and immigrants more.
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