Natural Protest: Essays on the History of American Environmentalism

Natural Protest: Essays on the History of American Environmentalism

by Michael Egan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415962684

ISBN-13: 9780415962681

Pub. Date: 11/17/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"From Jamestown to 9/11, concerns about the landscape, husbanding of natural resources, and the health of our environment have been important to the American way of life. Natural Protest is the first collection of original essays to offer a complete social and political examination of environmental awareness, activism, and justice in contemporary America. Editors Jeff…  See more details below

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"From Jamestown to 9/11, concerns about the landscape, husbanding of natural resources, and the health of our environment have been important to the American way of life. Natural Protest is the first collection of original essays to offer a complete social and political examination of environmental awareness, activism, and justice in contemporary America. Editors Jeff Crane and Michael Egan have selected the finest new scholarship in the field, establishing this complex and fascinating subject firmly in the forefront of American historical study." Focused and thought-provoking, Natural Protest presents a cutting-edge perspective on American environmentalism and environmental history, providing an invaluable resource for anyone concerned about the ecological fate of the world around us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415962681
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/17/2008
Series:
New Directions in American History Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction Michael Egan Egan, Michael Jeff Crane Crane, Jeff 1

Ch. 1 "Fancy Foreshadowed a Magnificent Destiny": The Market Revolution and the Kennebec River Dam Fight Jeff Crane Crane, Jeff 17

Ch. 2 Organizing Environmental Protest: Swill Milk and Social Activism in Nineteenth-Century New York City Michael Egan Egan, Michael 39

Ch. 3 "That Shocking Calamity": Revisiting George Catlin's Environmental Politics John Hausdoerffer Hausdoerffer, John 65

Ch. 4 "The Science-Spirit in a Democracy": Liberty Hyde Bailey, Nature Study, and the Democratic Impulse of Progressive Conservation Kevin C. Armitage Armitage, Kevin C. 89

Ch. 5 The Hetch Hetchy Controversy Robert W. Righter Righter, Robert W. 117

Ch. 6 Rethinking Reclamation: How an Alliance of Duck Hunters and Cattle Ranchers Brought Wetland Conservation to California's Central Valley Project Philip Garone Garone, Philip 137

Ch. 7 A Twisted Road to Earth Day: Air Pollution as an Issue of Social Movements after World War II Frank Uekoetter Uekoetter, Frank 163

Ch. 8 A Call to Action: Silent Spring, Public Disclosure, and the Rise of Modern Environmentalism Sarah L. Thomas Thomas, Sarah L. 185

Ch. 9 Ball of Confusion: Public Health, African Americans, and Earth Day 1970 Sylvia Hood Washington Washington, Sylvia Hood 205

Ch. 10 "Save French Pete": Evolution of Wilderness Protests in Oregon Kevin R. Marsh Marsh, Kevin R. 223

Ch. 11 Parting the Waters: TIle Ecumenical Task Force at Love Canal and Beyond Elizabeth D. Blum Blum, Elizabeth D. 245

Ch. 12 Cancer Valley, California: Pesticides, Politics, and Childhood Disease in the Central Valley Adam TompkinsTompkins, Adam 275

Ch. 13 "It Seems Like We Should Be on the Same Side!": Native Americans, Environmentalists, and the Grand Canyon Will Mcarthur Mcarthur, Will 301

Index 319

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