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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155028555
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/23/1997
  • Series: Harbrace Books on America since 1945
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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