African American Environmental Thought: Foundations (American Political Thought)
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African American Environmental Thought: Foundations (American Political Thought)

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African American intellectual thought has long provided a touchstone for national politics and civil rights, but, as Kimberly Smith reveals, it also has much to say about our relationship to nature. In this first single-authored book to link African American and environmental studies, Smith uncovers a rich tradition stretching from the abolition movement through the Harlem...more
Hardcover, 257 pages
Published March 5th 2007 by University Press of Kansas (first published February 28th 2007)
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A new look at an old topic, sheds an interesting perspective on "great men" like W.E.B. Du Bois and Alain Locke. Aldo Leopold and John Muir these guys (yes, the main figures in the book are male) were not, but they reflect ways that the Black elite thought about land, nature, and the environment.
Interesting take on the topic of environmental history. I found the book to be too repetitive though and some concepts were worked to hard just to fit certain theories.
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