First along the River A Brief History of the U. S. Environmental Movement

ISBN-10: 1442203994
ISBN-13: 9781442203990
Edition: 4th 2011
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Philosophical Foundations
Biblical Justification for Dominating Nature
Seeking New Land
Rational Nature of the World
Social and Political Thought in the Eighteenth Century
Conclusion
The 1400s through the 1700s: Inhabiting a New Land
Native Americans as Prototypical Environmentalists
Early Colonial Environmental Attitudes
Conclusion
The Early 1800s: Destroying the Frontier
Manifest Destiny
Domesticating the Wilderness
Final Conquest of the West
Renewed Interest in Nature
Conclusion
The Late 1880s: Building an Industrial Nation
Population Growth and Consumerism
Devastating the Land
Overconsumption of Natural Resources
Voices for Nature
Conclusion
The 1900s through the 1930s: Beginnings of the Conservation Movement
Conservation during the Progressive Era
Environmental Decay during the Roaring Twenties
Conservation Policies under Roosevelt's New Deal
Conclusion
The 1940s through the 1960s: Prelude to the Green Decade
Environmental Costs of Scientific Progress in the 1940s
The Conservative 1950s
Emerging Voices in the 1960s
The Environmental Movement Begins to Mobilize
Conclusion
The 1970s: The Conservation Movement Matures
Mainstream and Alternative Environmental Groups
New Environmental Legislation
Jimmy Carter and the Envirocrats
Conclusion
The 1980s: A Conservative Backlash
Ronald Reagan's Environmental Deregulation
George Bush as the Environmental President
Employment versus the Environment
Environmental Groups Actions and Reactions
International Environmental Concern
Conclusion
The Early 1990s: Government Retrenchment and Public Apathy
Environmental Optimism under Bill Clinton
A Growing Countermovement
A Green Revival
A Conservative Resurgence
Conclusion
The Late 1990s: The Institutionalization of the Environmental Movement
Clinton's Moderate Environmental Approach
Growing Public Concern
New Activism
Congressional Action and Inaction
The Global Future of the Environmental Movement
Conclusion
The Environmental Movement in the Post 9/11 World: 2000-2010
George W. Bush
Bush and Changing Regulations
The Debate and the Gamble
Barack Obama: The Presidency of 'Change'
The Environment and the Presidential Election of 2008
Obama and the Environment
Copenhagen
Pros and Cons
NIMBYism
The BP Oil Spill Disaster
Conclusion
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography and Suggested Readings
Index

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