Acknowledgments ; Introduction Of Burial Mounds and Toxic Tombs ; Part One Love Canal in the Era of Great Dreams ; Ch 1 Developing Niagara, Developing Love Canal ; Ch 2 Building Love's Canal ; Ch 3 Master of the Chemical Machine ; Ch 4 Worlds Collide at Love Canal ; Part Two Love Canal in the Era of Environmentalism ; Ch 5 The Problem at Love Canal ; Ch 6 Growing Protest at Love Canal ; Ch 7 Widening the Circle of Influence ; Part Three Learning from Love Canal ; Ch 8 Love Canal Lessons ; Ch 9 Resettling Love Canal? ; Epilogue Memory and Health at Love Canal ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Richard S. Newman is Professor of History at Rochester Institute of Technology. A native of Buffalo, New York, he is the author and/or editor of five previous books on abolitionism, African American history, and environmentalism, including The Palgrave Environmental Reader and Freedom's Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers. For fifteen years, he taught environmental history at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Richard S. Newman, in his Love Canal: A Toxic History from Colonial Times to the Present, manages to retell the story in a way that is fresh and imbues Love Canal, as place and symbol, with new importance for understanding the history of citizen activism, environmentalism, and environmental regulation in the United States ... essential reading. * Cody Ferguson, Environmental History * Newman's narrative is more complete than any that has come before. He makes excellent use of rich source material * David Stradling, American Historical Review *