Book Discussion on An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story

Diane Wilson talked about her book An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift,… read more

Diane Wilson talked about her book An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas, published by Chelsea Green Publishing Company. In the book Diane Wilson, a former fourth generation shrimp boat captain, wrote about her lawsuit against Formosa Plastics, a multibillion-dollar corporation and chemical company that was responsible for dumping ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride among other pollutants in the Texas Gulf Coast. The book chronicled her struggle, including three hunger strikes and the near sinking of her boat, which led to winning her legal battle. Following her presentation, Mr. Wilson responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 25, 2005
Last Aired:
Dec 11, 2005

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  • Nov 25, 2005 | 6:09pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 11, 2005 | 6:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
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