Conservation in the Progressive Era Classic Texts

ISBN-10: 0295983752

ISBN-13: 9780295983752

Edition: 2004

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Conservation became the first nationwide political movement in American history to grapple with environmental problems like waste, pollution, resource exhaustion, and sustainability. At its height, the conservation movement was a critical aspect of the broader reforms undertaken in the Progressive Era (1890-1910), as the rapidly industrializing nation struggled to protect human health, natural beauty, and "national efficiency." This highly effective Progressive Era movement was distinct from earlier conservation efforts and later environmentalist reforms.Conservation in the Progressive Eraplaces conservation in historical context, using the words of participants in and opponents to the movement. Together, the documents collected here reveal the various and sometimes conflicting uses of the term conservation" and the contested nature of the reforms it described.This collection includes classic texts by such well-known figures as Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and John Muir, as well as texts from lesser-known but equally important voices that are often overlooked in environmental studies: those of rural communities, women, and the working class. These lively selections provoke unexpected questions and ideas about many of the significant environmental issues facing us today.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Defining and Debating Conservation
"Principles of Conservation"
"Special Message from the President of the United States"
"The Miracle of Irrigation"
"What Is Meant by Conservation?"
"The Other Side of Conservation"
"Another National Blunder"
Perspectives on Wildlife Conservation
"American Game Protection: A Sketch"
"Keep on Pedaling!"
Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation
"The Education of a Young Pioneer in the Northern Adirondacks"
The Utility of "Conservation"
"Conservation of Our Natural Resources"
"Shall We Have Ugly Conservation?"
"Civic Improvement"
"National Vitality, Its Wastes and Conservation"
Conservation by Sanitation: Air and Water Supply, Disposal of Waste
Smoke and Conservation in the City
"An Address on the Smoke Problem"
"Smoke Abatement in St. Louis"
"The Cure for the Smoke Evil"
"Smoke Abatement: A Report on Recent Investigations Made at Washington University"
Conservation, Preservation, and Hetch Hetchy
"Water Supply for the Cities About the Bay of San Francisco"
"Proposed Destruction of Hetch-Hetchy"
"Hetch Hetchy Valley"
Bibliographical Essay
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