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Main Title Environmental issues in American history : a reference guide with primary documents /
Author Magoc, Chris J.,
Publisher Greenwood Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 62493299
ISBN 0313322082; 9780313322082
Subjects United States--Environmental conditions--History--Sources ; Human ecology--United States--History--Sources ; Nature conservation--United States--History--Sources ; Environmental protection--United States--History--Sources ; Umweltschutz ; èOkologie ; USA
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAR REF GE150.M338 2006 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/29/2021
Collation xxxv, 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index.
Contents Notes
Nature as a commodity : Native Americans, white settlers, and the Land Ordinance of 1785 -- Controlling water in the early industrialization of New England -- Scientific forestry and the emergence of conservation -- Property rights, technology, and environmental protection : hydraulic gold miners v. farmers in California -- Wildlife conservation : the slaughter and salvation of the bison -- "Reclaiming" the arid West -- Preservation vs. conservation : the epic fight over Yosemite's Hetch-Hetchy Valley -- Progressive women and "municipal housekeeping" : Caroline Bartlett Crane's fight for improved meat inspection -- Getting the lead out : public health and the debate over tetraethyl leaded gasoline -- Causes and consequences of the dust bowl -- The Donora disaster and the problem of air pollution -- Rachel Carson, Cesar Chavez, and the pesticide debate -- Love Canal and the grassroots movement against toxic waste -- The Endangered Species Act : the rights of nature? -- Three Mile Island and the search for a national energy policy. Uses textual analysis, primary source documents, and an issues-centered approach to introduce American environmental history,