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Author Fox, Sarah Alisabeth, 1981- author.

Title Downwind : a people's history of the nuclear West / Sarah Alisabeth Fox.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Living under the cloud -- Unearthing yellow monsters -- Home on the range -- Locally grown -- Writing down names -- Critical mass -- Conclusion.
Summary An unflinching tale that reveals the intentional disregard for human and animal life through nuclear testing by the federal government and uranium extraction by mining corporations during and after the Cold War. Sarah Alisabeth Fox highlights the personal cost of nuclear testing and uranium extraction in the American West through extensive interviews with "downwinders," the Native American and non-Native residents of the Great Basin region affected by nuclear environmental contamination and nuclear-testing fallout. These downwinders tell tales of communities ravaged by cancer epidemics, farmers and ranchers economically ruined by massive crop and animal deaths, and Native miners working in dangerous conditions without proper safety equipment so that the government could surreptitiously study the effects of radiation on humans. In chilling detail Downwind brings to light the stories and concerns of these groups whose voices have been silenced and marginalized for decades in the name of "patriotism" and "national security."--Publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah. (OCoLC)fst01715437
Uranium miners -- Health and hygiene -- West (U.S.)
Uranium mines and mining -- Health aspects -- Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah.
Nuclear weapons testing victims -- West (U.S.)
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Health aspects.
Nuclear industry -- Health aspects -- West (U.S.)
Radiation -- Health aspects -- West (U.S.)
Radioactive Fallout -- adverse effects.
Radioactive Fallout -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Mining -- history.
Nuclear Weapons -- history.
Southwestern United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Nuclear industry -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01040288
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01041013
Nuclear weapons testing victims. (OCoLC)fst01041053
Radiation -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086854
Uranium miners -- Health and hygiene. (OCoLC)fst01162302
Uranium mines and mining -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01162311
United States, West. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Other Form: Print version: Fox, Sarah Alisabeth, 1981- Downwind. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014] 9780803255371 (DLC) 2014023111 (OCoLC)877370460
ISBN 9780803269491 (electronic bk.)
0803269498 (electronic bk.)
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