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The Myth of Silent Spring : Rethinking the Origins of American Environmentalism / Chad Montrie.

Author/Creator:
Montrie, Chad author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (200 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Environmentalism -- United States -- History.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Since its publication in 1962, Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring has often been celebrated as the catalyst that sparked an American environmental movement. Yet environmental consciousness and environmental protest in some regions of the United States date back to the nineteenth century, with the advent of industrial manufacturing and the consequent growth of cities. As these changes transformed people's lives, ordinary Americans came to recognize the connections between economic exploitation, social inequality, and environmental problems. As the modern age dawned, they turned to labor unions, sportsmen's clubs, racial and ethnic organizations, and community groups to respond to such threats accordingly. The Myth of Silent Spring tells this story. By challenging the canonical "songbirds and suburbs" interpretation associated with Carson and her work, the book gives readers a more accurate sense of the past and better prepares them for thinking and acting in the present.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contrntes
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. "I Think Less of the Factory Than of My Native Dell"
2. "Why Don't They Dump the Garbage on the Bully-Vards?"
3. "Massive Mobilization for a Great Citizen Crusade"
Conclusion
Notes
Further reading
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520965157
OCLC:
1006517031
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520965157 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.