FDR and the Environment

Editor(s): 
Woolner, David B.
Editor(s): 
Henderson, Henry L.
ISBN: 
1403968616
Date published: 
May 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00
Pages: 
304

This book demonstrates that there is much about the New Deal that can be characterized as environmental, once one substitutes the word 'environmental' for 'conservation'. Indeed, the scholarship that is contained within this extraordinary book will help correct the widely held view that the New Deal is virtually a blank space in the history of modern environmentalism. In fact, the New Deal carried forward and greatly extended the work of the Progressive Conservation Era, and in many ways helped establish the foundation for the modern environmental movement.