The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster
Author: Gerald M. Stern
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-05-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book Excerpt:

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.

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster
Author: Gerald M. Stern
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-01-26
ISBN: 0307783847
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book Excerpt:

One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M. Stern, who as a young lawyer and took on the case and won.

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster
Author: Gerald M. Stern
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buffalo Creek (Logan County, W. Va.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book Excerpt:

Behind-the-scenes account by the attorney from the Washington D.C. law firm that represented the Buffalo Creek Disaster survivors in a lawsuit. There were over 4,000 survivors of the flood that devastated over 16 small West Virginia communities and took 125 lives.

Summary of Gerald M Stern s The Buffalo Creek Disaster

Summary of Gerald M  Stern s The Buffalo Creek Disaster
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2022-09-09T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Gerald M Stern s The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 In the early 1960s, I traveled around Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana trying voting discrimination cases for the government. I was too shy to ask for something for myself, but I was always able to speak up for others. #2 I was too shy to ask for something for myself, but I was always able to speak up for others. I ended up representing the Buffalo Creek survivors in a case that made me a folk hero in the hills of West Virginia. #3 Charles Cowan, Jr. , the local football hero, was elected chairman of the Buffalo Creek Grade School committee that was going to file a lawsuit against the coal company. #4 The Buffalo Creek disaster exposed the shortcomings of private law firms and how they fail to protect the little guy.

Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972

Buffalo Creek  W  Va   Disaster  1972
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2717
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dam failures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Everything in Its Path

Everything in Its Path
Author: Kai Erikson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1976
ISBN: 0671240676
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everything in Its Path Book Excerpt:

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

Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972

Buffalo Creek  W  Va   Disaster  1972
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1364
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dam failures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Health Crisis

American Health Crisis
Author: Martin Halliwell
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 0520379403
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Health Crisis Book Excerpt:

A history of U.S. public health emergencies and how we can turn the tide. Despite enormous advances in medical science and public health education over the last century, access to health care remains a dominant issue in American life. U.S. health care is often hailed as the best in the world, yet the public health emergencies of today often echo the public health emergencies of yesterday: consider the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918–19 and COVID-19, the displacement of the Dust Bowl and the havoc of Hurricane Maria, the Reagan administration’s antipathy toward the AIDS epidemic and the lack of accountability during the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Spanning the period from the presidency of Woodrow Wilson to that of Donald Trump, American Health Crisis illuminates how—despite the elevation of health care as a human right throughout the world—vulnerable communities in the United States continue to be victimized by structural inequalities across disparate geographies, income levels, and ethnic groups. Martin Halliwell views contemporary public health crises through the lens of historical and cultural revisionings, suturing individual events together into a narrative of calamity that has brought us to our current crisis in health politics. American Health Crisis considers the future of public health in the United States and, presenting a reinvigorated concept of health citizenship, argues that now is the moment to act for lasting change.

Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime

Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime
Author: Lawrence M. Salinger
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1212
Release: 2013-06-14
ISBN: 1452276161
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime Book Excerpt:

Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and financial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its subcontractors (Gulf Oil Spill), and U.S. Defense Department contractors operating like vigilantes in Iraq (Blackwater). White-collar criminals have been busy, and the Second Edition of this encyclopedia captures what has been going on in the news and behind the scenes with new articles and updates to past articles.

Teton Dam Claims

Teton Dam Claims
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Compensation (Law)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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BUFFALO CREEK W VA DISASTER 1972

BUFFALO CREEK  W  VA   DISASTER  1972
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1358
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Human Side of Disaster

The Human Side of Disaster
Author: Thomas E. Drabek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1315360454
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Side of Disaster Book Excerpt:

Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new cases and real-world examples, The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition presents an updated summary of the social science knowledge base of human responses to disaster. Dr. Drabek draws upon his 40-plus years of conducting research on individual, group, and organizational responses to disaster to illustrate and integrate key insights from the social sciences to teach us how to anticipate human behaviors in crisis. The book begins with a series of original short stories rooted within actual disaster events. These stories are woven into the entire text to demonstrate essential findings from the research literature. Dr. Drabek provides an overview of the range of disasters and hazards confronting the public and an explanation of why these are increasing each year, both in number and scope of impact. The core of the book is a summary of key findings regarding disaster warning responses, evacuation behavior, initial post-impact survival behavior, traditional and emergent roles of volunteers, and both short-term and longer-term disaster impacts. The theme of "organized-disorganization" is used to illustrate multiorganizational response networks that form the key managerial task for local emergency managers. The final chapter provides a new vision for the emergency management profession—one that reflects a more strategic approach wherein disasters are viewed as non-routine social problems. This book will continue to be an invaluable reference for professionals and students in emergency management and public policy and aid organizations who need to understand human behavior and how best to communicate and work with the public in disaster situations.

Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster

Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster
Author: Goldine C. Gleser,Bonnie L. Green,Carolyn Winget
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483265706
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster Book Excerpt:

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.

Blood in the Water

Blood in the Water
Author: Walter Champion,Carlos A. Velasquez
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN: 1793652139
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood in the Water Book Excerpt:

This book looks at the phenomenon of mass tort litigation in the light of corporate greed.

International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Syndromes

International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Syndromes
Author: John P. Wilson,Beverley Raphael
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1012
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 1461528208
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Syndromes Book Excerpt:

Over 100 researchers from 16 countries contribute to the first comprehensive handbook on post-traumatic stress disorder. Eight major sections present information on assessment, measurement, and research protocols for trauma related to war veterans, victims of torture, children, and the aged. Clinicians and researchers will find it an indispensible reference, touching on such disciplines and psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, neurophysiology, and political science.

Death at Buffalo Creek

Death at Buffalo Creek
Author: Tom Nugent
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1973-07-01
ISBN: 9780393332216
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hearings Appendix A

Hearings  Appendix A
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1364
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Floods
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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After the Disaster

After the Disaster
Author: Timothy Philip Schwartz-Barcott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781604975505
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Disaster Book Excerpt:

Scholars who have studied rural people and places often have focused on a snapshot in time as they attempt to understand how human beings are impacted by change at the local community level. Community once was declared dead as a unit of analysis for social science scholars, yet the citizens who live in these places find that their attachments to place and to other people in these places are crucial to their lives. Too often those who study such phenomena fail to examine the longterm impacts of shocks to place and people. This methodological failing often leads to exaggerated estimations of the impacts of disasters on communities and their residents. Human beings and the social structures they create are resilient. In this book, the author fills some of the gaps in our knowledge when he returns repeatedly to Buffalo Creek for several years, long after the flash flood departed in 1972. It is not often that a scholar with empathy for rural citizens returns to a place for many years to understand the longer term implications of disasters for individual well-being. This book provides a view of a place long after the tragedy has taken place. It illustrates how community residents struggle to re-create community and well-being after a serious ecological shock. The resilience of the human character and the adaptability of community structures form the core of this book. Taking us through the days before the flash flood at Buffalo Creek, the author paints a portrait of human failings and of growing environmental danger. He draws on the voices that were there on the scene. He also gives us a detailed review of newspaper accounts, government documents, and research studies, including Kai Erikson's classic disaster study, Everything in Its Path. From these many sources, we get a multi-faceted account of how the disaster occurred and how dozens of local, state, and federal agencies responded to it. After the Disaster provides detailed discussions with local residents, survey data, and a gift for integration that allows the reader to gain an understanding of how disasters impact communities in the short term and in the long term. The latter is one of the most important contributions of this book.

Death at Buffalo Creek

Death at Buffalo Creek
Author: Tom Nugent
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1973-01-01
ISBN: 9780393054828
Category: Buffalo Creek (W. Va.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Scotia Widows

The Scotia Widows
Author: Gerald Stern
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008-08-26
ISBN: 1588367509
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scotia Widows Book Excerpt:

On March 9, 1976, a violent explosion, fueled by high concentrations of methane gas and coal dust, ripped through the Scotia mine in the heart of Eastern Kentucky coal country. The blast killed fifteen miners who were working nearly three and a half miles underground; two days later, a second explosion took the lives of eleven rescue workers. For the miners’ surviving family members, the loss of their husbands, fathers, and sons was only the beginning of their nightmare. In The Scotia Widows, Gerald M. Stern, the groundbreaking litigator and acclaimed author of The Buffalo Creek Disaster, recounts the epic four-year legal struggle waged by the widows in the aftermath of the disaster. Stern shares a story of loss, scandal, and perseverance–and the plaintiffs’ fight for justice against the titanic forces of “Big Daddy Coal.” Confronted at nearly every turn by a hostile judge and the scorched-earth defense of the Scotia mine’s owners, family members also withstood the opprobrium of some of their neighbors, most of whom relied on coal mining for their livelihoods. Meanwhile, Stern, representing the widows of the disaster on contingency, amassed huge bills and encountered a litany of formidable obstacles. The Eastern Kentucky trial judge withheld disclosure of his own personal financial interest in coal mining, and a popular pro-coal former Kentucky governor served as the lead defense counsel. The judge also suppressed as evidence the federal mine study that pointed to numerous safety violations at the Scotia mine: In a rush to produce more coal, necessary ventilation had been short-circuited, miners had not been trained in the use of self-rescue equipment, and ventilation inspections had not been made. Moreover, Scotia did not even have a trained rescue team. Ultimately, the Scotia widows’ ordeal helped to inspire the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which changed safety regulations for coal mines throughout the country. The Scotia Widows portrays in gripping detail young women deciding to pursue a landmark legal campaign against powerful corporate interests and the judge who protected them. It is a critically important and timeless story of ordinary people who took a stand and refused to give up hope for justice. Praise for The Scotia Widows: “This is a very scary story, a guided tour of the grinding cogs and spinning wheels inside the machinery of justice. Gerald Stern’s compassionate account of the ordeal of the Scotia widows shows you how horribly out of kilter it can all get when greed and self-interest are at the controls. Only with luck and the expertise of Stern does justice emerge in the end, a bit tarnished but still intact.” –Jonathan Harr, author of A Civil Action