Josiah Rector is an urban historian at the University of Houston. He specializes in 20th century U.S. urban environmental history, the history of the environmental justice movement, and the history of capitalism and earned his PhD in history from Wayne State University. His forthcoming book, Toxic Debt: Race, Capitalism, and the Struggle for Environmental Justice in Detroit (University of North Carolina Press, series in Justice, Power, and Politics), is a history of environmental inequality and environmental activism in Detroit from the late 19th century to the present.
The Enormous Profit of Thirst
Against the Current, No. 185, November/December 2016