Downwind

Oct 15, 2015

Thursday, we’re talking about the effects of nuclear weapons on people who lived near uranium mines and downwind from testing sites during and after the Cold War. Historian Sarah Alisabeth Fox says that all wars happen where people live, grow their food and raise their children. So to understand what happened, she talked to ranchers, farmers, and housewives who suffered from cancer and economic ruin. Fox is coming to Utah, and joins Doug to talk about “A People’s History of the Nuclear West.”

Sarah Alisabeth Fox is a folk historian and author based in Seattle. She holds a Master's degree in history and folkore from Utah State University. Her book is called Downwind: A People's History of the Nuclear West [Indiebound|Amazon]

Fox is coming to Utah as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. She has speaking engagements around the state.

  • Monday, October 19, 3:30 p.m., Utah State University, Logan [info]

  • Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 p.m., Salt Lake City Public Library [info]

  • Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 p.m., Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City [info]

  • Monday, October 26, 7:00 p.m., Washington Branch Library, Washington [info]

  • Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 p.m., Southern Utah University, Cedar City [info]

  • Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m., Enterprise Library, Enterprise [info]

  • Thursday, October 29, 11:00 a.m., Brigham Young University Redd Center, Provo, [info