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Title This green and growing land : environmental activism in American history / Kevin C. Armitage.
Author Armitage, Kevin C., author.
Publication Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 363.7052 A
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In This Green and Growing Land: Evnironmental Activism in American History, historian Kevin C. Armitage shows how the story of American enviornmentalism -- part philosophy, part social movement -- is in no small way a story of America itself, the way citizens have self-organizd, how they have thought of their communities and their government, and how they have used their power to protect and enrich the land. Armitage skillfully analyzes the economic and social forces begetting environmental change and emphasizes the reponses of a variety of ordinary Americans -- as well as a few well-known leaders -- to these complex issues. This concise and engaging survey of more than 250 years of activism tells the story of a magnificent American achievement -- and the ongoing problems that environmentalism faces." -- Dust jacket.
Contents The horns in Dock Creek -- The science and nature of empathy -- A wilderness society -- Progressive publics and the social natural order -- A green New Deal -- Damming the arid West -- The atomic body politic -- Abundance in the age of ecology -- Science denial in the age of global disruption.
Subject Environmentalism -- United States -- History.
Non-governmental organizations -- Political activity.
Environmentalism. (OCoLC)fst00913543
Non-governmental organizations -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01038541
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781442237070 (hardcover)
1442237074 (hardcover)

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