Consuming Nature: Environmentalism in the Fox River Valley, 1850-1950

Consuming Nature: Environmentalism in the Fox River Valley, 1850-1950

by Gregory Summers
     
 

Reveals that the initial stirrings of the environmental movement began much earlier than previously believed by focusing on the people in the Fox River Valley, who bcame less directly dependent on nature for their livelihood as they experienced more economic success. As leisure time and discretionary income rose, so too did their appreciation for the river and its

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Overview

Reveals that the initial stirrings of the environmental movement began much earlier than previously believed by focusing on the people in the Fox River Valley, who bcame less directly dependent on nature for their livelihood as they experienced more economic success. As leisure time and discretionary income rose, so too did their appreciation for the river and its environment, sparking efforts to "save" nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700614868
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction: A River of Paper?

1. The Voice of Industry

2. Working with Nature

3. The Renewal of Progress

4. The Consumer's Metropolis

5. Enjoying the Great Outdoors

6. "Pollution Concerns You!"

Conclusion: The Meaning of Nature

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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