Crayons were my birthright. Crayons were in my blood. The blood of family lore matched American Crayon’s most powerful primary red crayon in every box. Crayons sent me down the road to adulthood.
A local factory in West Chicago, Illinois was once the largest producer of thorium in the world. This fall the “radioactive capital of the Midwest” is doing one last cleanup.
Stories of Rust Belt workers--their lives, histories, memories, and resistance.
Before my junior year of college, in 1972, I worked at the manufacturing plant where my father was a foreman. It was an education.