By Jack E. Davis
In the 1st accomplished biography of Douglas, Jack E. Davis explores the 108-year lifetime of this compelling girl. Douglas was once greater than an environmental activist. She was once a suffragist, a life-time feminist and supporter of the period, a champion of social justice, and an writer of numerous literary expertise. She got here of age actually and professionally through the American environmental century, the century within which americans mobilized an extraordinary renowned circulation to counter the both remarkable liberties they'd taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the usual world.
The Everglades have been a dwelling barometer of America's frequently tentative shift towards better environmental accountability. Reconstructing this higher photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal lifestyles and her instrumental position in 4 very important advancements that contributed to Everglades safety: the making of a good wetland snapshot, the production of a countrywide park, the increasing impression of ecological technology, and the increase of the fashionable environmental circulation. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an enormous average approach that helps human existence, she observed nature's providence.
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An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century (Environmental History and the American South Ser.) by Jack E. Davis