- Mizelle Jr., Richard M. Blackwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African
American Imagination. University of Minnesota Press, 1st Edition. September 2014.
This book details the struggle of minorities specifically African American people in environmental issues and the injustice that they go through. Flooding and other environmental issues can affect people differently; and there are many examples in many places throughout the country of this being the case. In my own research on the Raritan River, I will compare different towns and the environmental impact on different communities of people as it has been shown in history as shown in this book that minority communities are often hit harder by the impact of flooding or any environmental issue.
2. Burton Christopher, G., Maroof, Abu Sayeed., Rufal, Samuel., Tate, Eric. Social Vulnerability to Floods: Review of case studies and implications for measurement, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Volume 14, Part 4. University of Cergy-Pontoise, Department of Geography, France. University of Iowa, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, USA. Global Earthquake Model, c/o Eucentre,00 Pavia, Italy. 2015.
Class is a major contributor to environmental inequality. This journal details that, depending on social status or class status, some communities are at greater risk than others to not having the problem fixed.
3. Walker, Gordon. Environmental Justice: Concepts, Evidence and Politics. Taylor & Francis Group. 2012.
This book shows that there is a correlation between environmental justice and the way a state, a city/town is run. There have been examples in history of politics getting in the way of decision making even when lives depend on these decisions, they aren’t made considering everybody equally. This book can show insight into that and can explain perhaps why in my own research some towns or communities have not been granted equal support when dealing with the flooding issue in comparison to other towns/cities and the money going elsewhere instead.
4. Lazaras, Gail. Flooding and Injustice are Deeply Linked—
Particularly During A Pandemic. AmericanRivers.org. 2020.