By Jack E. Davis
In the 1st complete biography of Douglas, Jack E. Davis explores the 108-year lifetime of this compelling girl. Douglas was once greater than an environmental activist. She used to be a suffragist, an entire life 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 american citizens mobilized an extraordinary well known flow to counter the both unheard of liberties they'd taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the traditional world.
The Everglades have been a residing barometer of America's usually tentative shift towards higher environmental accountability. Reconstructing this better photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal lifestyles and her instrumental function in 4 vital advancements that contributed to Everglades safeguard: the making of a good wetland picture, the construction of a countrywide park, the increasing impact of ecological technology, and the increase of the trendy environmental move. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an enormous typical procedure 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