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Beyond Nature's Housekeepers American Women in Environmental History

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ISBN-10: 0199735077

ISBN-13: 9780199735075

Edition: 2012

Authors: Nancy C. Unger

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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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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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