The myth of Silent spring : rethinking the origins of American environmentalism / Chad Montrie
- Montrie, Chad
- Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
- Physical Description:
- x, 185 pages ; 22 cm
- Introduction : "The fight for a balanced environment and the fight for social justice and dignity are not unrelated struggles" -- "I think less of the factory than of my native dell" -- "Why don't they dump the garbage on the bully-vards?" -- "Massive mobilization for a great citizen crusade" -- Conclusion : "They keep threatening us with the loss of our jobs".
- "The Myth of Silent Spring challenges the widely held belief that Rachel Carson's celebrated 1962 book catalyzed the American environmental movement. While acknowledging the important contribution of Carson's exposé, this book draws on a bounty of rich sources to push the movement's origins further back in time. It recognizes a long line of overlooked historical actors and identifies several other critical factors behind the rise of modern environmental thinking and protest. Recovering this slighted history helps us to better understand who should count as an 'environmentalist' and what should count as 'environmentalism, ' essential insights for building a hardy environmental movement today and in the future"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780520291331 unjacketed hardcover alkaline paper
0520291336 unjacketed hardcover alkaline paper
9780520291348 paperback alkaline paper
0520291344 paperback alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Benzak Foundation American Environmental History Collections Endowment at the Penn State Libraries; 2017
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