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The Resource Waste : one woman's fight against America's dirty secret, Catherine Coleman Flowers ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson

Waste : one woman's fight against America's dirty secret, Catherine Coleman Flowers ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson

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Waste : one woman's fight against America's dirty secret
Title
Waste
Title remainder
one woman's fight against America's dirty secret
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Coleman Flowers ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Catherine Flowers grew up in Lowndes County, Alabama, a place that's been called "Bloody Lowndes" because of its violent, racist history. Once the epicenter of the voting rights struggle, today it's Ground Zero for a new movement that is Flowers's life's work. It's a fight to ensure human dignity through a right most Americans take for granted: basic sanitation. Too many people, especially the rural poor, lack an affordable means of disposing cleanly of the waste from their toilets, and, as a consequence, live amid filth. Flowers calls this America's dirty secret. In this powerful book she tells the story of systemic class, racial, and geographic prejudice that foster Third World conditions, not just in Alabama, but across America, in Appalachia, Central California, coastal Florida, Alaska, the urban Midwest, and on Native American reservations in the West. Flowers's book is the inspiring story of the evolution of an activist, from country girl to student civil rights organizer to environmental justice champion at Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative. It shows how sanitation is becoming too big a problem to ignore as climate change brings sewage to more backyards, and not only those of poor minorities"--
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Flowers, Catherine Coleman
Dewey number
363.72/84930973
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA567.5.U6
LC item number
F56 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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Stevenson, Bryan
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  • Flowers, Catherine Coleman
  • Sewage disposal
  • Sanitation
  • Poor
  • Public health
  • Environmental justice
  • Environmental policy
  • United States
  • Ecology
  • Environmental justice
  • Environmental policy
  • Poor
  • Public health
  • Sanitation
  • Sewage disposal
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Label
Waste : one woman's fight against America's dirty secret, Catherine Coleman Flowers ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1182019443
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 208 pages
Isbn
9781620976081
Lccn
2020027724
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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Waste : one woman's fight against America's dirty secret, Catherine Coleman Flowers ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1182019443
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 208 pages
Isbn
9781620976081
Lccn
2020027724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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