Beyond Nature's Housekeepers American Women in Environmental History
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From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and sex, sexuality, and gender are just beginning. Offering more than "great women in environmental history," this book examines the intersections that shaped women's unique environmental concerns and activism, and that framed the way the larger culture responded. Women discussed include Native Americans, colonists, enslaved field workers, pioneers, homemakers,…
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/5/2012
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Nancy C. Unger is assistant professor of history at Santa Clara University.
|Introduction: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender as Useful Category of Analysis in Environmental History|
|Gendered Changes to the Land in Pre-Columbian and Colonial America|
|The North and the South from Revolution to Civil War|
|The Frontier Environment as Test of Prescribed Gender Spheres|
|"Nature's Housekeepers": Progressive-Era Women as Midwives to the Conservation Movement and Environmental Consciousness|
|Reasserting Female Authority: Women and the Environment from the 1920s through World War II|
|Middle Class White Women in the Cold War|
|Women's Alternative Environments: Fostering Gender Identity by Striving to Remake the World|
|The Modern Environmental Justice Movement|
|Epilogue: Women, Gender, and the Environment in the 21st Century|