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Rise of the American Conservation Movement : Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection (Hardcover)
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In this sweeping social history Dorceta E. Taylor examines the emergence and rise of the multi-faceted U.S. conservation movement from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. She shows how race, class, and gender influenced every aspect of the movement, including the establishment of parks; campaigns to protect wild game, birds, and fish; forest conservation; outdoor recreation; and the movement's links to nineteenth-century ideologies. Initially led by white urban elites—whose early efforts discriminated against the lower class and were often tied up with slavery and the appropriation of Native lands—the movement benefitted from contributions to policy-making, knowledge about the environment, and activism by the poor and working-class, people of color, women, and Native Americans. Far-ranging and nuanced, The Rise of the American Conservation Movement comprehensively documents the movement's competing motivations, conflicts, problematic practices, and achievements in new ways.
Number of Pages: 486
Genre: Nature, History, Social Science
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Author: Dorceta E. Taylor
Street Date: August 26, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-5730
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