Amanda Phillips de Lucas | An Island Press book

Amanda Phillips de Lucas

Amanda Phillips de Lucas is a social scientist and environmental historian. She studies infrastructure, highways, environmental justice, and social movements. 

Justice and the Interstates  Edited by Ryan Reft, Amanda K. Phillips de Lucas and Rebecca C. Retzlaff | An Island Press book

Justice and the Interstates

The Racist Truth about Urban Highways

When the U.S. interstate system was constructed, spurred by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, many highways were purposefully routed through Black, Brown, and poor communities. These neighborhoods were destroyed, isolated from the rest of the city, or left to deteriorate over time.
Edited by Ryan Reft, Amanda Phillips de Lucas, and Rebecca Retzlaff, Justice and the Interstates examines the toll that the construction of the U.S.