The Rise of the American Conservation Movement : Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection, Paperback Book

The Rise of the American Conservation Movement : Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection Paperback

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In this sweeping social history Dorceta E. Taylor examines the emergence and rise of the multifaceted U.S. conservation movement from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

She shows how race, class, and gender influenced every aspect of the movement, including the establishment of parks; campaigns to protect wild game, birds, and fish; forest conservation; outdoor recreation; and the movement's links to nineteenth-century ideologies.

Initially led by white urban elites-whose early efforts discriminated against the lower class and were often tied up with slavery and the appropriation of Native lands-the movement benefited from contributions to policy making, knowledge about the environment, and activism by the poor and working class, people of color, women, and Native Americans.

Far-ranging and nuanced, The Rise of the American Conservation Movement comprehensively documents the movement's competing motivations, conflicts, problematic practices, and achievements in new ways.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
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  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780822361985

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