The Myth of Silent Spring

The Myth of Silent Spring

Many historians and lay people attribute the rise of the contemporary environmental movement to Rachel Carson’s 1962 book Silent Spring and suburban middle class politics. However, an American environmental consciousness can be traced back to a much earlier period. Miners, loggers, and other laboring classes were all part of a nascent movement that challenged the impact of their industries and on the natural world and on their lives in the nineteenth century. The… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (January 26, 2018)

Page count: 200 pages

Language: English

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