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|Main Title||First along the river : a brief history of the U.S. environmental movement /|
|Publisher||Rowman & Littlefield,|
|ISBN||9780742558533 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0742558533 (pbk. : alk. paper)|
|Subjects||Environmentalism--United States--History. ; Environmental policy--United States--History. ; Nature--Effect of human beings on--History. ; Green movement--United States--History.|
|Collation||viii, 198 p. ; 23 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-192) and index.
Preface -- Introduction -- 1: Philosophical Foundations -- Biblical justification for dominating nature -- Seeking new land -- Rational nature of the world -- Social and political thought in the eighteenth century -- Conclusion -- 2: 1400s Through The 1700s: Inhabiting A New Land -- Native Americans as prototypical environmentalists -- Early colonial environmental attitudes -- Conclusion -- 3: Early 1800s: Destroying The Frontier -- Manifest destiny -- Domesticating the wilderness -- Final conquest of the west -- Renewed interest in nature -- Conclusion -- 4: Late 1880s: Building An Industrial Nation -- Population growth and consumerism -- Devastating the land -- Overconsumption of natural resources -- Voices for nature -- Conclusion -- 5: 1900s Through The 1930s: Beginnings Of The Conservation Movement -- Conversation during the progressive era -- Environmental decay during the roaring twenties -- Conversation policies under Roosevelt's New Deal -- Conclusion -- 6: 1940s Through The 1960s: Prelude To The Green Decade -- Environmental costs of scientific progress in the 1940s -- Conservative 1950s -- Emerging voices in the 1960s -- Environmental movement begins to mobilize -- Conclusion -- 7: 1970s: Conservation Movement Matures -- Mainstream and alternative environmental groups -- New environmental legislation -- Jimmy Carter and the envirocrats -- Conclusion -- 8: 1980s: Conservative Backlash -- Ronald Reagan's environmental deregulation -- George Bush as the environmental president -- Employment versus the environment -- Environmental groups actions and reactions -- International environmental concern -- Conclusion -- 9: Early 1990s: Government Retrenchment And Public Apathy -- Environmental optimism under Bill Clinton -- Growing counter movement -- Green revival -- Conservative resurgence -- Conclusion -- 10: Late 1990s: Institutionalization Of The Environmental Movement -- Clinton's moderate environmental approach -- Growing public concern -- New activism -- Congressional action and inaction -- Global future of the environmental movement -- Conclusion -- 11: Environmental Movement In The Post 9/11 World -- Presidential election of 2000 -- Post 9/11 world -- Bush and changing regulations -- Debate and the gamble -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography and suggested readings -- Index. From the Publisher: First Along the River is the premier text that introduces students to the U.S. environmental movement. Concise, accessible, and informative, this third edition has been updated to include a new chapter addressing environmental issues in the post 9/11 world, policy shifts under the Bush administration, climate change, and the future of environmental movements.