A History of Environmental Politics Since 1945

Hays has produced a very useful starting point for those interested in surveying environmentalism and the environmental movement in the United States. It is a fine roadmap for a complex set of issues.
Martin V. Melosi, University of Houston

An overview of contemporary environmental affairs, from 1940s to the present—with an emphasis on nature in an urbanized society, land developments, environmental technology, the structure of environmental politics, environmental opposition, and the results of environmental policy.

272 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

October, 2000

isbn : 9780822957478

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Samuel P. Hays

Samuel P. Hays was University Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Wars in the Woods: The Rise of Ecological Forestry in America; Explorations in Environmental History; Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency: The Progressive Conservation Movement, 1890-1920; and, with Barbara D. Hays, Beauty, Health, and Permanence: Environmental Politics in the United States, 1955-1985.

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