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Magoc, Chris J., 1960-
Environmental issues in American history : a reference guide with primary documents / Chris J. Magoc
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2006
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GE150 .M338 2006    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Environmental conditions -- History -- Sources
Subject(s) Human ecology -- United States -- History -- Sources
Nature conservation -- United States -- History -- Sources
Environmental protection -- United States -- History -- Sources
Physical Description xxxv, 328 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-323) and index
Contents Nature as a commodity : Native Americans, white settlers, and the Land Ordinance of 1785 -- Controlling water in the early industrialization of New England -- Scientific forestry and the emergence of conservation -- Property rights, technology, and environmental protection : hydraulic gold miners v. farmers in California -- Wildlife conservation : the slaughter and salvation of the bison -- "Reclaiming" the arid West -- Preservation vs. conservation : the epic fight over Yosemite's Hetch-Hetchy Valley -- Progressive women and "municipal housekeeping" : Caroline Bartlett Crane's fight for improved meat inspection -- Getting the lead out : public health and the debate over tetraethyl leaded gasoline -- Causes and consequences of the dust bowl -- The Donora disaster and the problem of air pollution -- Rachel Carson, Cesar Chavez, and the pesticide debate -- Love Canal and the grassroots movement against toxic waste -- The Endangered Species Act : the rights of nature? -- Three Mile Island and the search for a national energy policy
Series Major issues in American history

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