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Environmental Moment, 1968-1972

ISBN-10: 029599181X

ISBN-13: 9780295991818

Edition: 2012

Authors: David Stradling, William Cronon

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The Environmental Momentis a collection of documents that reveal the significance of the years 1968-1972 to the environmental movement in the United States. With material ranging from short pieces from the Whole Earth Catalog and articles from theVillage Voiceto lectures, posters, and government documents, the collection describes the period through the perspective of a diversity of participants, including activists, politicians, scientists, and average citizens. Included are the words of Rachel Carson, but also the National Review, Howard Zahniser on wilderness, Nathan Hare on the Black underclass. The chronological arrangement reveals the coincidence of a multitude of issues that rushed into public consciousness during a critical time in American history."A fascinating collection of some of the most compelling arguments in the late 1960s and early 1970s about the environmental crisis. It makes clever use of images, cartoons, PSAs, letters, and testimony."-Char Miller, author ofGifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism"Concentrating on a period of upheaval and change, years when environmentalism developed as part of larger social and cultural currents,The Environmental Momentgives students an in-depth look at environmentalism emerging, affecting, and being shaped by other interests in American society and the economy."-Thomas R. Dunlap, editor ofDDT, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism"The Environmental Momentis lively and eclectic and does an impressive job of combining classic documents with less well-known ones to get readers thinking about this seemingly familiar topic in unfamiliar ways." -from the Foreword byWilliam CrononDavid Stradlingis professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author ofMaking Mountains: New York City and the CatskillsandThe Nature of New York: An Environmental History of the Empire Stateand editor ofConservation in the Progressive Era.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 3/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Warnings
"Air Pollution in Donora, PA: Epidemiology of the Unusual Smog Episode of October 1948, Preliminary Report"
"The Place of Nature in Man's World," The Atlantic Naturalist (1958)
"Wilderness Forever" (1961)
Silent Spring (1962)
Testimony before the Federal Power Commission in the Matter of Consolidated Edison (1964)
A Dying Planet
The Population Bomb (1968)
Whole Earth Catalog (1969)
"Lead Poisoning: Silent Epidemic in the Slums," Village Voice (1969)
Testimony before the Allegheny County Commissioners (1969)
Letter Initiating Down River Anti-Pollution League (1969)
"The Santa Barbara Oil Spill: Impact on Environment" (1969)
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, Annual Report, 1969
Earth Year
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
Editorial, National Review Bulletin (1970)
Citizens Association of Beaufort County, "Is This What You Want for South Carolina's Waters?" Columbia Record (1970)
"Special Message to the Congress on Environmental Quality" (1970)
"How Indians Would Use Fort," Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1970)
Harvard University Lecture (1970)
Pogo Poster: "We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Us" (1970)
Earth Day Speech, Denver, Colorado (1970)
"Black Ecology," The Black Scholar (1970)
Letters from Schoolchildren to Carl Stokes, Mayor of Cleveland (1970)
Address in Congress Supporting Rivers and Harbors and Flood Control Act of 1970 (1970)
"Someday Son, All This Will Be Yours," Cleveland Plain Dealer (1970)
Letter to the Oregon Environmental Council (1970)
Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), Public Service Announcements (1970)
Clean Air Act Amendments (1970)
Is Catastrophe Coming?
A Select Committee of the University of Montana, "Report on the Bitterroot National Forest" (1970)
Photograph of the Bitterroot Forest, Montana (1971)
Remarks before the American Petroleum Institute (1971)
Testimony Regarding the Water Pollution Control Act (1971)
Council of the Southern Mountains, "We Will Stop the Bulldozers" (1972)
Dissent, Sierra Club v. Morton (1972)
"Is Catastrophe Coming?" The Doomsday Syndrome (1972)
Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972)
Continuation
"The Energy Problem: Address to the Nation" (1977)
Statement Regarding Superfund (1979)
A Mother's Reflections on the Love Canal Disaster (1982)
Testimony Regarding the Greenhouse Effect and Global Climate Change (1987)
Bibliographical Essay
Index