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The Resource Refinery town : big oil, big money, and the remaking of an American city, Steve Early ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders

Refinery town : big oil, big money, and the remaking of an American city, Steve Early ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders

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Refinery town : big oil, big money, and the remaking of an American city
Title
Refinery town
Title remainder
big oil, big money, and the remaking of an American city
Statement of responsibility
Steve Early ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town, dominated by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of one hundred thousand suffered from poverty, pollution, and poorly funded public services. It had one of the highest homicide rates per capita in the country and a jobless rate twice the national average. But in 2012, when veteran labor reporter Steve Early moved from New England to Richmond, he discovered a city struggling to remake itself. In Refinery Town, Early chronicles the fifteen years of successful community organizing that raised the local minimum wage, defeated a casino development project, challenged home foreclosures and evictions, and sought fair taxation of Big Oil. Here we meet a dynamic cast of characters, from ninety-four-year-old Betty Reid Soskin, the country's oldest full-time national park ranger and witness to Richmond's complex history; to Gayle McLaughlin, the Green mayor who challenged Chevron and won; to police chief Chris Magnus, who brought community policing to Richmond and is now one of America's leading public safety reformers. Part urban history, part call to action, Refinery Town shows how concerned citizens can harness the power of local politics to reclaim their community and make municipal government a source of much-needed policy innovation
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DLC
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Early, Steve
Dewey number
979.4/63
Index
no index present
LC call number
JS1351.R25
LC item number
E27 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sanders, Bernard
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  • Municipal government
  • Business and politics
  • Company towns
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Community development
  • Richmond (Calif.)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Business and politics
  • Community development
  • Company towns
  • Municipal government
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Politics and government
  • California
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Refinery town : big oil, big money, and the remaking of an American city, Steve Early ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222)
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From company town to progressive city -- A refiner's fire -- The greening of city hall -- Richmond's community policeman -- Tuesday night cage fights -- An election not for sale -- Celebrating our differences? -- Gentrification and its discontents -- Epilogue: Making local progress
Control code
948087421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780807029664
Lccn
2016021632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948087421
Label
Refinery town : big oil, big money, and the remaking of an American city, Steve Early ; foreword by Senator Bernie Sanders
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: From company town to progressive city -- A refiner's fire -- The greening of city hall -- Richmond's community policeman -- Tuesday night cage fights -- An election not for sale -- Celebrating our differences? -- Gentrification and its discontents -- Epilogue: Making local progress
Control code
948087421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 222 pages
Isbn
9780807029664
Lccn
2016021632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948087421

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