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Markowitz, Gerald E.

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Works: 45 works in 169 publications in 1 language and 11,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Public affairs television programs  Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Gerald E Markowitz
 
Most widely held works by Gerald E Markowitz
Deceit and denial : the deadly politics of industrial pollution by Gerald E Markowitz( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deceit and denial details the attempts by the chemical and lead industries to deceive Americans about the dangers that their deadly products present to workers, the public, and consumers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner pursued evidence steadily and relentlessly, interviewed the important players, investigated untapped sources, and uncovered a bruising story of cynical and cruel disregard for health and human rights. This resulting expos ̌is full of startling revelations, provocative arguments, and disturbing conclusions--all based on remarkable research and information gleaned from secret industry documents. This book reveals for the first time the public relations campaign that the lead industry undertook to convince Americans to use its deadly product to paint walls, toys, furniture, and other objects in America's homes, despite a wealth of information that children were at risk for serious brain damage and death from ingesting this poison. This book highlights the immediate dangers ordinary citizens face because of the relentless failure of industrial polluters to warn, inform, and protect their workers and neighbors. It offers a historical analysis of how corporate control over scientific research has undermined the process of proving the links between toxic chemicals and disease. The authors also describe the wisdom, courage, and determination of workers and community members who continue to voice their concerns in spite of vicious opposition. Readable, pathbreaking, and revelatory, Deceit and denial provides crucial answers to questions of dangerous environmental degradation, escalating corporate greed, and governmental disregard for its citizens' safety and health
Are we ready? : public health since 9/11 by David Rosner( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary history of a critical period, Are We Ready? analyzes the impact of 9/11, the anthrax attacks that followed, and preparations for a possible smallpox attack on the nation's public health infrastructure. David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz interviewed local, state, and federal officials to determine the immediate reactions of key participants in these events. The authors explore the extent to which these emergencies permanently altered the political, cultural, and organizational life of the country and consider whether the nation is now better prepared to withstand another potential
Lead wars : the politics of science and the fate of America's children by Gerald E Markowitz( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public health agencies face today in terms of prevention strategies and chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure. The authors use the opinion by Maryland's Court of Appeals--which considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University's prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children--as a springboard to ask fundamental questions about the practice and future of public health. Lead Wars chronicles the obstacles faced by public health workers in the conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate that took off in the Reagan years and that stymied efforts to eliminate lead from the environments and the bodies of American children
Dying for work : workers' safety and health in twentieth-century America by David Rosner( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pathbreaking volume explores the history of occupational safety and health in America from the late nineteenth century to the 1950s. Thirteen essays tell a story of the exploitation of workers as measured by shortened lives, high disease rates, and painful injuries. Scholars from a variety of disciplines examine the history of protection and compensation for injured workers, state and federal involvement, controversies over the dangers of lead, and the three emblematic industrial diseases of this century--radium poisoning, asbestos-related diseases, and brown lung
Democratic vistas : post offices and public art in the New Deal by Marlene Park( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children, race, and power : Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Northside Center by Gerald E Markowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both an intellectual biography of the Clarks and a history of the influence of their Northside Center in Harlem." The Clarks are known for their studies of African American children given black and white dolls
Deadly dust : silicosis and the politics of occupational disease in twentieth-century America by David Rosner( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaves of the Depression : workers' letters about life on the job by Gerald E Markowitz( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Deal for art : the government art projects of the 1930s with examples from New York City & State by Marlene Park( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contested boundaries of American public health( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly dust : silicosis and the on-going struggle to protect workers' health by David Rosner( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Depression, silicosis, an industrial lung disease, emerged as a national social crisis. Experts estimated that hundreds of thousands of workers were at risk of disease, disability, and death by inhaling silica in mines, foundries, and quarries. By the 1950s, however, silicosis was nearly forgotten by the media and health professionals. Asking what makes a health threat a public issue, David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz examine how a culture defines disease and how disease itself is understood at different moments in history. They also explore the interlocking relationships of public health, labor, business, and government to discuss who should assume responsibility for occupational disease
American anti-imperialism, 1895-1901 by Gerald E Markowitz( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educating for justice : a brief history of John Jay College by Gerald E Markowitz( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progressive imperialism : consensus and conflict in the progressive movement on foreign policy, 1898-1917 by Gerald E Markowitz( )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 11 and the shifting priorities of public and population health in New York by David Rosner( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergency preparedness, bioterrorism, and the states : the first two years after September 11 by Gerald E Markowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moyers & company( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When industries release chemicals into the environment, putting profits before public health, children are the first to suffer-and nowhere is this more troubling than in the ongoing story of lead poisoning. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill talks with David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, public health historians who've been taking on the chemical industry for decades despite industry efforts to undermine them. Bill is then joined by the heads of two independent government watchdog groups: Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics and OpenSecrets.org, and Danielle Brian, who runs POGO, the Project on Government Oversight. They talk with Bill about their efforts to scrutinize who's giving money, who's receiving it, and, most importantly, what's expected in return
The "crime of the century" revisited : David Greenglass' scientific evidence in the Rosenberg case by Gerald E Markowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business opinion and the Spanish-American War : a reexamination by Gerald E Markowitz( )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New deal for art by Marlene Park( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Are we ready? : public health since 9/11
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Are we ready? : public health since 9/11Dying for work : workers' safety and health in twentieth-century AmericaChildren, race, and power : Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Northside CenterDeadly dust : silicosis and the politics of occupational disease in twentieth-century AmericaThe contested boundaries of American public healthDeadly dust : silicosis and the on-going struggle to protect workers' health
Alternative Names
Markowitz, Gerald

Markowitz, Gerald 1944-

Languages
English (141)