The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History

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Abbey, Edward, 288, 295; The Monkey Wrench Gang,191, 214
abolitionism, 253
Adams, Ansel, 191, 295
adaptation, 161. See also evolution theory
Addams, Jane, 104–105, 110, 191–192, 258; Internet resources on, 295, 307
Adirondack mountains, 135; Adirondack Forest Preserve Act, 192, 255
aesthetic appreciation of nature, 33, 35, 69–70, 71, 73. See also landscape painting and photography
African Americans: in the Antellum South (See also slavery), 46–47; free blacks, 52, 54, 84, 253; frontier narratives of, 94–96; the fur trade and, 307; in the Gold Rush, 84; manumission of slaves, 52, 54, 253; school desegregation, 116; ; toxic waste and race, 116–118; urbanization and, 110; videos on, 275
—environmental thought and activism of, 194, 200, 332–333; Booker T. Washington, 56, 243–244, 257; Cora Tucker, 241; George Washington Carver, 200, 277, 295; Phyllis Wheatley, 35, 69–70, 245, 250–251. See also environmental justice movement
agrarian ideal: colonial farming and, 59–60 251; Crèvecoeur and, 59–60; of the cultivated garden, 34, 69, 74–75; Jefferson and, 60; unsuitable in the arid West, 124–126
agriculture, 192, 288; colonial horticulture and subsistence farming, 27–28, 60–65, 120, 314; crop prices, 97; crop rotation, 48, 61, 62; dairy farming, 89; farming technologies, 93–94; history of (sources), 276, 299, 364–371; market farming, 64–65, 68; monocultures, 96–97, 164, 226, 314; Swords and Plowshares (video), 276–277. See also Hatch Act; American Indian horticulture; plantation agriculture
Agriculture, Dept. of (USDA), 55–56 , 242–243; Cooperative Extension Service, 55, 56, 127, 314
air pollution and reform, 102, 107–109, 202; Air Pollution Control Act, 192; Clean Air Act, 202, 203, 261, 263, 265
Akimel O'odham Indians, 8
Alabama, 56, 142
Alaska, 228, 249; Bering land bridge, 5–6, 249; films and videos on, 277–278, 286, 287; Internet resources on, 299, 300
Alaska National Interests Lands Act, 193, 264

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