Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States By Carl A. Zimring

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Andrew Hurley

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Over the past thirty years, historians have made significant contributions to the body of academic literature on environmental racism. Most of this work employs a case-study method either to dissect the array of historical forces responsible for racially skewed geographies of waste or to document eco-justice activism. Carl Zimring’s most recent monograph addresses both of these subjects but also charts new territory by ascribing the development of environmental inequalities to a cultural association between whiteness and cleanliness that intensified over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries throughout the United States.

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Hurley, A. (2018). Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States By Carl A. Zimring. Indiana Magazine of History, 112(3), 280-281. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/25506
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