U.S. Environmentalism since 1945 A Brief History with Documents by Na Na
  

U.S. Environmentalism since 1945 A Brief History with Documents

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U.S. Environmentalism since 1945 A Brief History with Documents by Na Na

By the end of World War II, Americans relationship with nature had changed dramatically. New consumption patterns drove an industrial economy that damaged the earth in new ways, and the atomic age heightened awareness of the earth s fragility. Environmental historian Steven Stoll identifies 1945 as the birth of American environmentalism - the point when conservation and nature advocacy fused with activism to form a political movement. In this thematically organized collection of primary sources, Stoll traces the development of the environmental movement and identifies its central issues and ideologies, including the politics of preservation, population growth, biological interdependence, ecodefense, climate change, ethical consumption, and environmental justice. Stoll s insightful introduction provides students with a solid overview of environmentalism s origins and contextualizes the topics raised by the documents. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support.

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This volume presents a wide-ranging and provocative selection of primary documents that will stimulate students to think critically about the complex nature and multiple aspects of American environmentalism in the modern era. - Rebecca Conrad, Middle Tennessee State University

About the Author

Steven Stoll is Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Yale University.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
175 pages

Author

Na Na
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Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

1st February 2007

ISBN

9781403971524


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