Re: Help with teaching materials - racialization & environmental justice

I have so many suggestions. But in an EJ course I teach (primarily non history majors, mixed level), I use Christopher W. Wells, ed., Environmental Justice in Postwar America: A Documentary Reader (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018) as a primary source reader. It has most of the most relevant primary sources for U.S. EJ history including photos, poems, and statements by Black, brown, and indigenous folks. I also assign Wangari Maathai's Unbowed, and undergrads tend to love it (if they actually read it).

Re: Help with teaching materials - racialization & environmental justice

Lindsey Dillon's case studies of Hunter's Point in San Francisco are great:

Dillon L (2015) War’s Remains: Slow Violence and the Urbanization of Military Bases in California. Environmental Justice 8(1): 1–5. DOI: 10.1089/env.2014.0014.x
Dillon, Lindsey. "Race, waste, and space: Brownfield redevelopment and environmental justice at the Hunters Point Shipyard." Antipode: A Radical Geography Journal 46, no. 5 (2014): 1205-1221.

Help with teaching materials - racialization & environmental justice

Hello all,

I teach an online environmental history course, 2nd year and mostly non-majors, that I need to freshen up. This fall I will revise a unit on the connections between racialization and environmental justice (or lack thereof). Do you have any recommendations of readings and/or videos that you've had especially good success with that gets at those issues, perhaps with a concise case study?

Also, if there an online archive of primary sources that would be good for students to use to do their own research on the topic?

Any help is much appreciated!

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