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Race, Justice, and Civil Rights

In this, our second virtual edition of Environmental History , we turn to articles that explore issues of race, justice, and civil rights in the United States. The purpose of this collection is in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (thus the focus on the US). It is also intended to encourage reflection on the social, political, and environmental challenges still facing that nation with regard to race relations. Finally, I hope the articles herein will spark conversations and wider research about issues connected to environmental justice in other places as well.

Introduction to the Virtual Edition on Race, Justice, and Civil Rights
Lisa M. Brady

Equity, Eco-Racism and Environmental History
Martin V. Melosi
Environmental History Review (1995) 19:1-16

From NIMBY to Civil Rights: The Origins of the Environmental Justice Movement
Eileen Maura McGurty
Environmental History (1997) 2:301-323

Fiasco at Wagner Electric: Environmental Justice and Urban Geography in St. Louis
Andrew Hurley
Environmental History (1997) 2:460-481

Reconstructing Race and Protest: Environmental Justice in New York City
Dolores Greenberg
Environmental History (2000) 5:223-250

Imagining Nature and Erasing Class and Race: Carleton Watkins, John Muir, and the Construction of Wilderness
Kevin Michael DeLuca and Anne Teresa Demo
Environmental History (2001) 6:541-560

Shades of Darkness: Race and Environmental History
Carolyn Merchant
Environmental History (2003) 8:380-394

'A Garden So Brilliant with Colors, So Original in Its Design': Rural African American Women, Gardening, Progressive Reform, and the Foundation of an African American Environmental Perspective
Dianne D. Glave
Environmental History (2003) 8:395-411

'A Contradiction in Democratic Government’: W. J. Trent, Jr., and the Struggle to Desegregate National Park Campgrounds
Terence Young
Environmental History (2009) 14:651-682

Imprisoned Nature: Toward an Environmental History of the World War II Japanese American Incarceration
Connie Y. Chiang
Environmental History (2010) 15:236-267

Gallery Editors' Note
Neil Maher and Cindy Ott

Gallery: Happy Cly and the Unhappy History of Uranium Mining on the Navajo Reservation
Marsha Weisiger
Environmental History (2012) 17:147-159

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