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The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Duke Univ Pr
Publication date August 26, 2016
Pages 472
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780822361985
ISBN-10 0822361981
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
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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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