Scott Blair

PhD. History, ABD

Project Title: Toxic Legacy: The Environmental Impact of Deindustrialization in the Heart of North America.

I propose to research and write an environmental history of the polluting effects of industrialization and deindustrialization in the geographic area centered on the Great Lakes region of North America (though not exclusively).  I wish to further examine the transnational efforts to control and remediate that pollution.  Finally, I intend to look at the pollution generated by the newer high technology industries in the same geographic areas and the attempts to regulate and cleanup the wastes generated by that industry.  This research will also look at the social, political, economic, diplomatic, and health effects of modern pollution on communities centered in the Great Lakes ecosystem.

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