The Palgrave Environmental Reader explores America's evolving fascination with nature and environmental concerns. From the New England Transcendentalists to the UN convention on climate change, this book includes works by Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, E.O. Wilson, and others. Consisting of thirty-five important pieces covering a variety of issues, this reader distinguishes itself from other writing on the subject by presenting more extensive excerpts and by emphasizing themes such as environmental activism, racism, and law.
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Daniel G. Payne is Assistant Professor of English, SUNY-Oneonta, and is the author of Voices in the Wilderness: American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics. He is the director of the John Burroughs NatureWriting Conference at Oneonta.
Richard S. Newman is Assistant Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the author of The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic and co-editor of Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African American Protest Literature, 1790-1860.
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