An Everglades Providence

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
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No one did more than Marjory Stoneman Douglas to transform the Everglades from the country's most maligned swamp into its most beloved wetland. By the late twentieth century, her name and her classic The Everglades: River of Grass had become synonymous with Everglades protection. The crusading resolve and boundless energy of this implacable elder won the hearts of an admiring public while confounding her opponents-growth merchants intent on having their way with the Everglades. The environmental activism of this lifetime feminist, suffragist, champion of social justice, and author of diverse literary talents ultimately earned her a place among a mere handful of individuals honored as a namesake of a national wilderness area. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Jack E. Davis is a professor of history at the University of Florida. He is editor of The Wide Brim: Early Poems and Ponderings of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and coeditor of Paradise Lost? The Environmental History of Florida.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Author's Note and Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Journey's Endp. 3
River of Lifep. 23
Lineagep. 39
Mr. Smith's ôReconnoissanceöp. 55
Birth and Despairp. 70
Suicidep. 81
Growing Upp. 90
Frank's Journeyp. 104
The Sovereignp. 115
Wellesleyp. 127
Reportsp. 138
Marriagep. 153
By Violencep. 163
Killing Mr. Bradleyp. 180
A New Lifep. 199
Conservationistsp. 212
Rightsp. 228
World Warp. 241
Land Boomsp. 257
The Galley Slavep. 273
Hurricanesp. 293
Storiesp. 310
The Proposalp. 327
The Book Ideap. 344
The Park Ideap. 363
Dedicationsp. 380
An Unnecessary Droughtp. 403
Perishing and Publishingp. 420
Grassrootsp. 438
The Jetportp. 456
The Conversionp. 472
Regionalism and Environmentalismp. 491
The Kissimmeep. 513
Grande Damep. 529
Justice and Equalityp. 549
The Gathering Twilightp. 569
Epilogue: ôWithout Meöp. 591
Notesp. 607
Indexp. 733
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