By Jack E. Davis
In the 1st entire biography of Douglas, Jack E. Davis explores the 108-year lifetime of this compelling lady. Douglas used to be 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 various literary expertise. She got here of age actually and professionally in the course of the American environmental century, the century within which american citizens mobilized an remarkable renowned move to counter the both extraordinary liberties that they had taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the average world.
The Everglades have been a residing barometer of America's usually tentative shift towards better environmental accountability. Reconstructing this greater photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal existence and her instrumental position in 4 vital advancements that contributed to Everglades safeguard: the making of a favorable wetland snapshot, the construction of a countrywide park, the increasing effect of ecological technology, and the increase of the fashionable environmental stream. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an enormous usual approach that helps human lifestyles, 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