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The Resource If you poison us : uranium and Native Americans, Peter H. Eichstaedt

If you poison us : uranium and Native Americans, Peter H. Eichstaedt

Label
If you poison us : uranium and Native Americans
Title
If you poison us
Title remainder
uranium and Native Americans
Statement of responsibility
Peter H. Eichstaedt
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The supply of uranium that fueled the Cold War came largely from the Four Corners area of the United States. Some of the richest deposits were found on the Navajo Reservation. Between 1950 and 1980 as many as fifteen thousand people worked in uranium mines. About one-quarter of the miners and millers were Native Americans. Responding to an urgent plea to help defend our country, and eager to earn miners' wages, poverty-stricken Native Americans labored to feed the atomic mill. For nearly three decades in the face of growing evidence that uranium mining was dangerous, state and federal agencies avoided the responsibility for warning the miners or imposing safety measures in the mines. In this untold chapter of the U.S. government's legacy of the nuclear age, Eichstaedt reveals the sacrifices made by Native Americans to provide raw materials for the buildup of the American nuclear arsenal. He details the devastating physical, psychological, and cultural impact uranium mining has on the Navajo people and on their lands.
Assigning source
Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.11/962234932/089972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.N3
LC item number
E29 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
If you poison us : uranium and Native Americans, Peter H. Eichstaedt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The shadow of the red rock -- 2. A grave question of prosperity -- 3. Secrets of the earth -- 4. The uranium boom and the Cold War -- 5. The shadow of death -- 6. Life, not death : regulations are finally established -- 7. The fight for justice -- 8. Healing the earth -- 9. Reca revisited -- App. I. Sixty-Sixth Congress, Sess. 1, Chapter 4, 1919 -- App. II. An interim report of a health study of the uranium mines and mills, May 1952 -- App. III. Hearings before the subcommittee on research, development, and radiation, 1967 -- App. IV. Radiation exposure of uranium miners : report on the public health service epidemiological study of lung cancer among uranium miners (1967 update) -- App. V. Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, October 15, 1990 -- App. VI. Report on the uranium miner's screening project, Shiprock, New Mexico, June 5, 1993
Control code
30030938
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9781878610409
Lccn
94007306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 copied journal clipping; 1 collections announcement; 14 copied newspaper clippings (in 22 parts). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)30030938
Label
If you poison us : uranium and Native Americans, Peter H. Eichstaedt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The shadow of the red rock -- 2. A grave question of prosperity -- 3. Secrets of the earth -- 4. The uranium boom and the Cold War -- 5. The shadow of death -- 6. Life, not death : regulations are finally established -- 7. The fight for justice -- 8. Healing the earth -- 9. Reca revisited -- App. I. Sixty-Sixth Congress, Sess. 1, Chapter 4, 1919 -- App. II. An interim report of a health study of the uranium mines and mills, May 1952 -- App. III. Hearings before the subcommittee on research, development, and radiation, 1967 -- App. IV. Radiation exposure of uranium miners : report on the public health service epidemiological study of lung cancer among uranium miners (1967 update) -- App. V. Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, October 15, 1990 -- App. VI. Report on the uranium miner's screening project, Shiprock, New Mexico, June 5, 1993
Control code
30030938
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9781878610409
Lccn
94007306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 copied journal clipping; 1 collections announcement; 14 copied newspaper clippings (in 22 parts). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)30030938

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