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This Green and Growing Land: Environmental Activism in American History

by Kevin Armitage Rowman and Littlefield
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Hbk 302 pages
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In this concise and engaging survey of more than 250 years of American environmental activism to protect the natural world and promote a healthy human society, historian Kevin Armitage tells the story of a magnificent American achievementn++and the ongoing problems that environmentalism faces today.

Chapter 1: The Horns in Dock Creek
Chapter 2: The Science and Nature of Empathy
Chapter 3: Progressive Publics and the Social Natural Order
Chapter 4: A Green New Deal
Chapter 5: A Wilderness Society
Chapter 6: Damming the Arid West
Chapter 7: The Atomic Body Politic
Chapter 8: Abundance in the Age of Ecology
Chapter 9: Science Denial in the Age of Global Disruption

"Most valuable when it puts the rest of the story -- the role of unions, labor organizers, Hispanic and African American leaders, farming groups -- into the more conventional narrative of purely "environmental" groups, and does so from the founding of the Republic!"
Dr. Kevin Connor Armitage is a professor of history at the University of Miami – Ohio.