Gregory Wilson is professor of history at the University of Akron. His scholarship covers a wide range of topics in modern United States history. He has published on environmental history, deindustrialization and poverty, political violence, as well as state and local history.

Wilson was a Virginia Humanities Fellow in 2016. His 2023 book, Poison Powder, was supported in part by this Fellowship. Learn more about his work in this 2016 article, The Legacy of Kepone.

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Toxic Legacy

March 22, 2024 12PM – 1:30PM

In 1975, an unexplained but dire illness came to light among workers at a Hopewell, Virginia chemical plant. More investigation revealed that Allied Chemical Corporation had been contaminating the area with pesticides for more than a decade.

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