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From Sea to Shining Sea: Key Resources in U.S. Environmental History (March 2015): Women

by Larry T. Spencer


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.

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