Nature's Burdens: Conservation and American Politics, The Reagan Era to the Present

Nature's Burdens: Conservation and American Politics, The Reagan Era to the Present

by Daniel Nelson

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ISBN-13: 9781607325697
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Edition description: 1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Nelson is professor emeritus of history at the University of Akron, where he taught business and labor history for three decades. He is the author of a half dozen books, including Northern Landscapes and A Passion for the Land, and more than fifty essays and articles on industrial history, public policy, and environmental topics. An enthusiastic hiker and gardener, he is also active in a variety of local and national environmental organizations.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

List of Abbreviations ix

Introduction 3

1 An Auspicious Legacy 11

2 Origins of Gridlock: The Reagan Years 45

3 Upheaval: The Environmental Movement in Transition 69

4 An Intellectual Revolution 87

5 Forests and Owls 127

6 Conservation on Trial: The Clinton Years 147

7 Land Conservation circa 2000 179

8 A Perilous Course: Twenty-First-Century Conservation 205

9 American Conservation: A Progress Report 245

Note on Sources 269

Bibliography 271

About the Author 297

Index 299

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