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RECORD NUMBER: 179 OF 559
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Embattled river : the Hudson and modern American environmentalism /|
|Publisher||Cornell University Press,|
|Subjects||Environmentalism--Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)--History. ; Environmental protection--Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) ; Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)--Environmental conditions. ; Ecology. ; United States--Hudson River Valley.|
|Collation||xiii, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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.