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

ISBN-10: 031241076X
ISBN-13: 9780312410766
Edition: N/A
Authors: Steven Stoll
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 9/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

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

Foreword
Preface
List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Rise of U.S. Environmentalism
Industrialism and Its Discontents
Romanticism
Conservation vs. Environmentalism
Criticizing Consumption
Declarations of Interdependence
What It Means to Be Green
All Environmentalism Is Local
Conclusion: Pitfalls and Possibilities
The Documents
Wilderness Romanticism
Clearing Winter Storm, 1944
The Everglades, 1947
The Sierra Club, The Defense of Dinosaur, 1954
Wilderness Letter, 1960
The Place No One Knew, 1963
Desert Solitaire, 1968
The End of Abundance
The Tragedy of the Commons, 1968
The Population Bomb, 1968
Limits to Growth, 1972
Outgrowing the Earth, 2004
Ecology and Society
Thinking like a Mountain, 1949
Silent Spring, 1962
The Closing Circle, 1971
The Endangered Species Act, 1973
On Cultivating Ecological Consciousness, 1985
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Summary for Policymakers, 2001
To the Ends of the Earth, 2002
Green Politics
How to Save the Earth, 1970
Earth Day, 1970
Ecotopia, 1975
Soft Energy, 1977
Ecodefense, 1985
The End of Nature, 1989
Acting Locally
Remarks before the General Session, 1965
The Rape of the Land, 1966
Santa Barbara Declaration of Environmental Rights, 1970
The Agricultural Crisis as a Crisis of Culture, 1977
Knocking on Doors at Love Canal, 1983
What Is the Worth of a Man or a Woman? 1989
The Quest for Environmental Justice, 1993
Appendixes
A Chronology of Key Events in U.S. Environmentalism since 1945
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index

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