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Main Title African American environmental thought : foundations /
Author Smith, Kimberly K.,
Publisher University Press of Kansas,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 74648969
ISBN 9780700615162 (cloth : alk. paper); 0700615164 (cloth : alk. paper)
Subjects African Americans--Intellectual life ; Environmentalism--United States--History ; Human ecology--United States--History ; African Americans--Politics and government ; Agriculture--Social aspects--Southern States--History ; Racism--United States--History ; Schwarze ; Amerika
Additional Subjects Douglass, Frederick,--1818-1895--Political and social views ; Washington, Booker T,--1856-1915--Political and social views ; Du Bois, W E B--(William Edward Burghardt),--1868-1963--Political and social views ; Locke, Alain,--1885-1954--Political and social views
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EMAR  E185.6.S658 2007 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 05/29/2012
Collation x, 257 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-247) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Strange rendings of nature -- A land cursed by injustice -- Possessing the land -- Race natures -- Black folk -- Urban montage -- Conclusion. African American intellectual thought has long provided a touchstone for national politics and civil rights, but, as Kimberly Smith reveals, it also has much to say about our relationship to nature. In this first single-authored book to link African American and environmental studies, Smith uncovers a rich tradition stretching from the abolition movement through the Harlem Renaissance, demonstrating that black Americans have been far from indifferent to environmental concerns.