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Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History
History
  • Nancy Unger, Santa Clara University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
1-16-2013
Publisher
National Cable Satellite Corporation
Disciplines
Abstract

Santa Clara University history professor Nancy Unger talked about the role of women in American environmental history, from the nineteenth century journeys across the prairies to the publication of Rachel Carson’s seminal book, Silent Spring. Illustrating her talk with many images, Professor Unger argued that women realized the dangers of unregulated exploitation of natural resources and were early advocates for conservation and protection of endangered species.

Citation Information
Unger, N. (2013). Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History. Town Hall Seattle. Broadcast on the Seattle Channel http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=5201303&file=1 and C-SPAN. [illustrated by 90 power point slides] https://www.c-span.org/video/?310544-1/american-women-environmental-history