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Author Unger, Nancy C.
Title Beyond nature's housekeepers : American women in environmental history / Nancy C. Unger.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  GF13.3.U6 U54 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 319 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-303) and index.
Contents Introduction: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender as Useful Category of Analysis in Environmental History -- Gendered Changes to the Land in Pre-Columbian and Colonial America -- The North and the South from Revolution to Civil War -- The Frontier Environment as Test of Prescribed Gender Spheres -- "Nature's Housekeepers" : Progressive-Era Women as Midwives to the Conservation Movement and Environmental Consciousness -- Reasserting Female Authority : Women and the Environment from the 1920s through World War II -- Middle Class White Women in the Cold War -- Women's Alternative Environments : Fostering Gender Identity by Striving to Remake the World -- The Modern Environmental Justice Movement -- Epilogue: Women, Gender, and the Environment in the 21st Century.
Subject Women and the environment -- United States -- History.
Sex role -- United States -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- United States -- History.
Human ecology -- United States -- History.
Conservation of natural resources -- United States -- History.
Environmentalism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Environmental conditions -- History.
United States -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780199735068 (acid-free paper)
0199735069 (acid-free paper)
9780199735075 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0199735077 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC number 781432180