American Environmental History

ISBN-10: 0631228640
ISBN-13: 9780631228646
Edition: 2003
Authors: Louis S. Warren
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List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

This compilation of seminal essays introduces students to scholarship and writing on the subject of environmental history in the United States. The book invites students to analyze not only the connections between people and nature, but popular ideas of the environment and American history.

Series Editor's
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Is Environmental History?
The Natures of Indian America before Columbus
Article: The Pristine Myth: The Landscape of The Americas in 1492
Documents.'The Watchful World'
Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden (1917)
Images of Florida Indians Planting and Making an Offering of a Stag to the Sun
The Other Invaders: Deadly Diseases And Extraordinary Animals
Article: On Virgin Soil Epidemics
Documents.'Saynday And Smallpox: The White Man's Gift' (1968)
Three Years among The Indians And Mexicans (1822)
'Horse Breeding' (1955)
'Wild Horses At Play'
Colonial Natures: Marketing The Countryside
Article: A World of Fields and Fences
Documents.'Reasons and Considerations Touching the Lawfulness of Removing Out of England into the Parts of America' (1622)
'Livestock and War in Colonial New England'
Explain Indian Frustration with Settler Livestock In Colonial California (1782)
Forest and Plantation in Nineteenth-Century America
Clearing The Forest
Article: 'Wasty Ways': Stories of American Settlement
Documents.Wasty Ways of Pioneers (1823)
What I Saw In California (1846)
Nature and Slavery
Article: Rice, Water, and Power: Landscapes of Domination and Resistance in the Lowcountry, 1790-1880
Documents.Map of Doboy and Altamaha Sounds (1856). The Rice District' (1856)
Urban Nature And Urban Reforms
Article: The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866Charles E. Rosenberg
Documents.San Francisco Fire (1850s)
Crowd with empty aqueduct (1913)
Dynamited Portion of LA Aqueduct (1927)
Markets, and the Disappearing Bison
Article: Bison Ecology And Bison Diplomacy Redux: Another Look at the Southern Plains from 1800 to 185
Documents.'Memories of buffalo hunting'
'Curing Hides and Bones' (1974).Thanksgiving Menu (1883)
The Many Uses Of Conservation
Article: Conservation, Subsistence, and Class at the Birth of Superior National Forest
Documents.'The Meaning of Conservation' (1909)
Special Supervisor of the Yellowstone and Teton Timber Reserves, Talks Interestingly of the Summer's Work' (1902)
Describes Game and Hunting Conditions in the South
Testifies about Being Apprehended for Game Law Violations
National Parks And The Trouble With Wilderness
Article: The Trouble with Wilderness or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature
Documents.On Saving Hetch Hetchy (1909)
Little Chief Requests Permission to Hunt in Glacier Park, 1932
National Parks Act, 1916 Wilderness Act, 1964
Something In The Wind: Radiation, Pesticides, And Air Pollution
Article: Reconstructing Environmentalism: Complex Movements, Diverse Roots
Documents.'Fallout: The Silent Killer' (1959).'Elixirs Of Death' (1962)
The Clean Air Act (1955, 2001)
Environmental Protection And The Environmental Movement
Article: Richard Nixon and the Triumph of Environmentalism
Documents.National Environmental Policy Act (1969)
The Endangered Species Act (1973)
The Population Bomb (1970)
Environmental Racism And Environmental Justice
Article: Troubled Waters in Ecotopia: Environmental Racism in Portland, Oregon
Documents:Lois Gibbs on Toxic Waste and Environmental Justice (1993)
From United Church of Christ Toxic Wastes and ''Race In The United States (1987). The Letter That Shook a Movement''
Backlash against the Environmental Movement

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