The Rise of the American Conservation Movement

The Rise of the American Conservation Movement

Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection

Book - 2016
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Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780822361985
0822361981
Characteristics: 486 pages ; 23 cm

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Nov 07, 2016

I really enjoyed this book as someone who visits National Parks and Forests and engages to get other People of Color outdoors specifically Blacks. Like much of American history, this book does a great job highlighting how race, gender, class, and politics intersected to shape our environmental landscape. I learned some fascinating facts about my home state of Arkansas to understanding the difference between conservation and preservation to using Eugenics to isolate non-Whites from accessing the parks system, etc. I highly recommend given issue at Standing Rock, water crisis in Flint, etc.

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