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"Working the Environment" Essay from The Goldfinch, 1996

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Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, Williams, Bridgett M., "Working the Environment," The Goldfinch, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 7, 1996


In this essay from The Goldfinch, the reader considers how some of Iowa's best-known industries are extractive and the advantages and disadvantages to the industries.

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  • What is an extractive industry?
  • Using evidence from the text, what are some extractive industries in Iowa?
  • When considering the essay, what were the advantages and disadvantages of extractive industries?