FDR and the Environment

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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When one thinks of the New Deal era, the issue of the environment does not immediately come to mind. Yet New Deal policies had a huge impact on environmental thinking, defining a new role for the federal government in the scientific management of the natural environment.

Author Biography

David Woolner is Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Executive Director of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. Henry L. Henderson is President of Policy Solutions Ltd., an environmental consulting firm based in Chicago, and is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Foreword--William Leuchtenburg * Introduction--David B. Woolner and Henry L. Henderson * FDR as Environmentalist * Grassroots Democracy: FDR and the Land--John F. Sears * The Complex Environmentalist--Brian Black * The Progressive Era Origins of the Civilian Conservation Corps--Neil Maher * Agriculture and the Human Community--Conservation: Wilderness * New Deal Conservation: A View From the Wilderness--Paul Sutter * FDR, Hoover and the New Rural Conservation, 1920-1932--Sarah T. Phillips * Law, Policy and Planning * The New Deal Roots of Modern Environmentalism--A. Dan Tarlock * FDR's Use of the Antiquities Act--John Leshy * Referendum on Planning: Imagining River Conservation in the 1938 TVA Hearings--Brian Black * FDR and Environmental Leadership--James R. Lyons * A Usable Past * Recovering FDR's Environmental Legacy--Richard N.L Andrews * Toward a New Deal for Nature-And Nature's People--Roger G. Kennedy

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