Book ID: CBB918352393

Living with Lead: An Environmental History of Idaho's Coeur D'Alenes, 1885-2011 (2017)


Bradley D. Snow (Author)

University of Pittsburgh Press

Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 272 pp.
Language: English

The Coeur d’Alenes, a twenty-five by ten mile portion of the Idaho Panhandle, is home to one of the most productive mining districts in world history. Historically the globe’s richest silver district and also one of the nation’s biggest lead and zinc producers, the Coeur d’Alenes’ legacy also includes environmental pollution on an epic scale. For decades local waters were fouled with tailings from the mining district’s more than one hundred mines and mills and the air surrounding Kellogg, Idaho was laced with lead and other toxic heavy metals issuing from the Bunker Hill Company’s smelter. The same industrial processes that damaged the environment and harmed human health, however, also provided economic sustenance to thousands of local residents and a string of proud, working-class communities. Living with Lead endeavors to untangle the costs and benefits of a century of mining, milling, and smelting in a small western city and the region that surrounds it.

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Authors & Contributors
Uekoetter, Frank
Schneider, Daniela Ribeiro
Tarr, Joel A.
Turner, James Morton
Dodd, Douglas W.
Bergstrom, Randolph E.
Technology and Culture
Diplomatic History
Social History of Medicine
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Environment and History
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
The MIT Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of New Mexico
Bold Type Books
Environmental pollution
Public health
Environmental history
Lead poisoning
Environmental sciences
Carson, Rachel Louise
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
20th century, late
United States
Idaho (U.S.)
Great Britain
Montana (U.S.)
United States. Forest Service
United States. National Park Service

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