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Main Title Embattled river : the Hudson and modern American environmentalism /
Author Schuyler, David,
Publisher Cornell University Press,
Year Published 2018
OCLC Number 1008765787
ISBN 9781501718052; 1501718053
Subjects Environmentalism--Hudson River Valley (NY and NJ)--History ; Environmental protection--Hudson River Valley (NY and NJ) ; Hudson River Valley (NY and NJ)--Environmental conditions ; Ecology ; United States--Hudson River Valley
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  GE198.H83S34 2018 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 12/09/2019
Collation xiii, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Analyzes the ways in which the Hudson River has become a key battleground in the emergence of modern environmentalism in the United States since Consolidated Edison announced plans to construct a pumped storage power plant at Storm King Mountain in 1962"--Provided by publisher. "In Embattled River, David Schuyler describes the efforts to reverse the pollution and bleak future of the Hudson River that became evident in the 1950s. Through his investigative narrative, Schuyler uncovers the critical role of this iconic American waterway in the emergence of modern environmentalism in the United States."--Publisher's description. The battle over Storm King -- Politics and the river -- Pete Seeger and Clearwater -- The Fishermen and the Riverkeeper -- The continuing battle against power plants -- Scenic Hudson's expanding mission after Storm King -- Linking landscapes and promoting history -- A poisoned river -- A river still worth fighting for.