Although women represent 50 percent of the population, they often get short shrift in historical studies. Nancy Unger compensates for this lack in Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environment History. Robert Musil discusses a number of women who have contributed to the topic in Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment. Karen Kilcup discusses women’s writing in Fallen Forests: Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women’s Environmental Writing, 1781-1924. Covering a more specific region in the country is Shannon Elizabeth Bell’s Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice.