- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: University of North Texas Press (September 14, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1574412159
- ISBN-13: 978-1574412154
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,144,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fruit of the Orchard: Environmental Justice in East Texas Hardcover – September 14, 2006
"Tammy Cromer-Campbell has fashioned a moving portrait of the lives destroyed in a small East Texas town. . . ." -- Hank ONeal, photographer
"The photographs and accompanying text are a powerful example of environmental rhetoric. . . ." -- John W. Delicath, U.S. Government Accountability Office
About the Author
Phyllis Glazer was voted one of the 20 Most Impressive Texans of 1997 by Texas Monthly because of her work in Winona.
Roy Flukinger is the photography curator for The University of Texas’s Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center.
Eugene Hargrove is founder of the Center for Environmental Philosophy at the University of North Texas.
Marvin Legator was a toxicologist who examined many of the citizens involved.
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Using photographs taken by professional photographer Tammy Cromer-Campbell, this book documents the problems faced by Winona residents, including birth defects, cancer, respiratory problems, deformities, and damage to animals, crops, livestock, fish. ; Tammy captures the essence of the mystic gaze and the sorrow in the eyes of the children, the imperfections and the faults and the beauty. Phyllis says, "She [Tammy] told me later that she was about to ask Jeremy to look sad for the photo, but didn't have to. His little soul reaches out to you from that photo, his eyes speaking of anguish and despair."
Readers of "Fruit of the Orchard" will feel angry, frustrated, sad, sympathetic, shocked, and naïve. How could this happen in America?
The Gibraltar plant is closed, but "The Fruit of the Orchard" is still being harvested every day. And there are thousands of Winonas. Two hours north of Interstate 20 is another small town served by the same aquifer. Sludge from the Hudson River in New York City is being freight trained to West Texas. Where does it end ...?