The Greening of a Nation?: Environmentalism in the U.S. Since 1945 / Edition 1

The Greening of a Nation?: Environmentalism in the U.S. Since 1945 / Edition 1

by Hal K. Rothman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0155028553

ISBN-13: 9780155028555

Pub. Date: 06/23/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The first balanced look at the evolution and significance of environmentalism, THE GREENING OF A NATION demonstrates the many attitudes Americans have held toward nature, as well as how these attitudes have created the social and cultural concerns of the post-1945 era. The text synthesizes the many facets of environmentalism in an even-handed manner, showing both…  See more details below

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The first balanced look at the evolution and significance of environmentalism, THE GREENING OF A NATION demonstrates the many attitudes Americans have held toward nature, as well as how these attitudes have created the social and cultural concerns of the post-1945 era. The text synthesizes the many facets of environmentalism in an even-handed manner, showing both the triumphs and shortcomings of the concept.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155028555
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/23/1997
Series:
Harbrace Books on America since 1945
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Abundance, Scarcity, Optimism, and Prosperity. 1. The Quiet Afterglow: Environment as an Upper-Class Phenomenon. 2. The Echo Park Controversy and The Resurgence: From the Colorado River Storage Project to the Wilderness Act of 1964. 3. Institutional Environmentalism: Federal Agencies and Their Publics. 4. Idealism, Utopianism, and the Newest Back-to-Nature Movement: the 1960s. 5. Environment Reaches the Government: NEPA, EPA, Earth Day, and the Rebirth of Bipartisan Political Support. 6. Risk and Culture: Nuclear Power, Hazardous Waste, the Superfund, and the Concept of "Environmental Justice". 7. Arch-Villain, Hero, or Consensus Buster? James Watt and the End of an Era.

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