Rust Belt Resistance: How a Small Community Took on Big Oil and Won

Rust Belt Resistance: How a Small Community Took on Big Oil and Won

by Perry Bush

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ISBN-13: 9781612776460
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Perry Bush is professor of history at Bluffton University, a short drive from Lima, Ohio, and is a local political activist. He received his Ph.D. in history from Carnegie Mellon University and is the author of two previous books, along with thirty articles and book reviews in both the academic and popular press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 "Local Communities Are No Match for Industrial Corporations" 1

2 Oil Town 11

3 Rust Belt 37

4 Resistance 73

5 Scorched Earth 101

6 "It Was Like a Death-to the Town" 143

7 "Whether Were for BP or against BP, We All Sound Conspiratorial" 167

8 Victory 208

Epilogue: "Nobody Was Defending Us Except Ourselves" 241

Notes 251

Selected Bibliography 287

Index 293

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