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📒The Buffalo Creek Disaster ✍ Gerald M. Stern
✏The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book Summary : An in-depth account of the February 1972 disaster in which a dam built by the Pittston Coal Company gave way, killing 125 people, injuring more than 1,100, and leaving more than four thousand homeless, focuses on the survivors' lawsuit against the company, which became a landmark case of a legal triumph over corporate responsibility. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
📒Everything In Its Path ✍ Kai T. Erikson
✏Everything in Its Path Book Summary : Recounts the devastating personal and communal effects of the 1972 Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, disaster on a tightly knit Appalachian community suddenly uprooted and dispersed. Bibliogs.
📒Prolonged Psychosocial Effects Of Disaster ✍ Goldine C. Gleser
✏Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster Book Summary : Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster: A Study of Buffalo Creek disseminates the findings of an investigation into the psychosocial effects of a specific disaster - the collapse of a slag dam that inundated the valley of Buffalo Creek in West Virginia on February 26, 1972. Based on interviews with more than 600 men, women, and children for whom psychic impairment was claimed, this volume examines the relationships between the individual disaster experiences of the survivors and their later psychological functioning. Comprised of nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the psychosocial consequences of disasters and an account of the Buffalo Creek disaster itself, along with the subsequent lawsuit against the coal company. The next chapter explains how the psychopathology and stress of the survivors were scaled and gives some information regarding the reliability and validity of the data. Symptoms, sleep problems, family disruption, and traumatic dreams are considered. The findings on these data and the follow-up studies are discussed. The final chapter contains a summary of the findings and proposes specific suggestions as well as a model for future disaster studies. This book will be of most practical importance to mental health scientists and clinicians working with the victims of stress and disaster, and should also be of considerable interest to social and behavioral scientists and, more generally, to administrators of government activities.
📒Ballykilcline Rising ✍ Mary Lee Dunn
✏Ballykilcline Rising Book Summary : In 1847, in the third year of Ireland's Great Famine and the thirteenth year of their rent strike against the Crown, hundreds of tenant farmers in Ballykilcline, County Roscommon, were evicted by the Queen's agents and shipped to New York. Mary Lee Dunn tells their story in this meticulously researched book. Using numerous Irish and U.S. sources and with descendants' help, she traces dozens of the evictees to Rutland, Vermont, as railroads and marble quarries transformed the local economy. She follows the immigrants up to 1870 and learns not only what happened to them but also what light American experience and records cast on their Irish "rebellion." Dunn begins with Ireland's pre-Famine social and political landscape as context for the Ballykilcline strike. The tenants had rented earlier from the Mahons of Strokestown, whose former property now houses Ireland's Famine Museum. In 1847, landlord Denis Mahon evicted and sent nearly a thousand tenants to Quebec, where half died before or just after reaching the Grosse Ile quarantine station. Mahon was gunned down months later. His murder provoked an international controversy involving the Vatican. An early suspect in the case was a man from Ballykilcline. In the United States, many of the immigrants resettled in clusters in several locations, including Vermont, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, and New York. In Vermont they found jobs in the marble quarries, but some of them lost their homes again in quarry labor actions after 1859. Others prospered in their new lives. A number of Ballykilcline families who stopped in Rutland later moved west; one had a son kidnapped by Indians in Minnesota. Readers who have Irish Famine roots will gain a sense of their own "back story" from this account of Ireland and the native Irish, and scholars in the field of immigration studies will find it particularly useful.
📒Disaster And Sociolegal Studies ✍ Susan Sterett
✏Disaster and Sociolegal Studies Book Summary : Legal governance of disaster brings both care and punishment to the upending of daily life of place-based disasters. National states use disasters to reorganize how they govern. The collection in Disaster and Sociolegal Studies, edited by Denver University professor Susan Sterett, considers how law is implicated in disaster. The late modern expectation that states are to care for their population makes it particularly important to point out the limits to care—limits that appear less in the grand rhetoric than in the government reports, case-level decisionmaking, administrative rules, and criminalization that make up governing. These insightful essays feature leading scholars whose perspectives range across disasters around the world. Their findings point to reconsidering what states do in disaster, and how law enables and constrains action. The authors analyze sociological and legal issues surrounding disasters and catastrophic events in their many forms: natural, man-made, environmental, human, local, and global. The project was developed as part of the the Oñati Socio-legal Series supported by the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, and is now presented by Quid Pro Books in the Contemporary Society Series. Digital formats feature quality ebook formatting, active Contents, and linked chapter endnotes and URLs.
✏When Their World Falls Apart Book Summary : Comprehensive and informative wealth of resourceful information for understanding disasters. A guide to understand the various dynamics of manmade, natural, and technological disasters; how these traumas affect those impacted; behavioral and cultural criteria to be considered; identifying and dealing with one's own issues, and more.
📒Handbook Of Critical Incident Analysis ✍ Richard W Schwester
✏Handbook of Critical Incident Analysis Book Summary : Critical incidents all too often explode onto the social conscious and challenge our sense of security. This comprehensive handbook brings together a range of experts who provide a foundation for the field of critical incident analysis by examining specific incidents9/11, the Virginia Tech massacre, the H1N1 pandemic, the BP oil spill, and more--through various methodological and disciplinary lenses.
📒Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ✍ David Kinchin
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📒Environmental Disasters In The United States ✍ Source Wikipedia
✏Environmental Disasters in the United States Book Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 83. Chapters: Boston Molasses Disaster, Dust Bowl, Hanford Site, Summitville mine, Picher, Oklahoma, Libby, Montana, Centralia, Pennsylvania, Collapse of the World Trade Center, Health effects arising from the September 11 attacks, Fernald Feed Materials Production Center, Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Love Canal, New Carissa, Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill, Salton Sea, Camp Lejeune water contamination, Osborne Reef, 2009 USS Port Royal grounding, New River, Phillips Disaster of 1989, 1924 Nixon Nitration Works disaster, Kesterson Reservoir, Berkeley Pit, 1948 Donora smog, Buffalo Creek Flood, Lake Peigneur, View-Master factory supply well, Alamo Canal, Phillips explosion of 2000, Wade Dump, Phillips explosion of 1999, Brio Superfund site, Donora Smog Museum, Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge, Dust pneumonia. Excerpt: The collapse of 2 World Trade Center seen from Williamsburg, Brooklyn Map of damage after collapseThe twin towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, as a result of al-Qaeda's September 11 attacks, in which terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners, flying one into the North Tower (1 World Trade Center) and another into the South Tower (2 World Trade Center). The South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m., less than an hour after being hit by the hijacked airliner, and at 10:28 a.m. the North Tower collapsed. Later that day, 7 World Trade Center collapsed at 5:21 p.m. from fires that had started when the north tower collapsed. As a result of the attacks to the towers, 2,752 people died, including all 157 passengers and crew aboard the two airplanes. The collapse of the twin towers also caused extensive damage to the rest of the complex and nearby buildings. Debris from the collapsing towers severely damaged or destroyed more than a dozen o...
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