Jack E. Davis's An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the PDF

By Jack E. Davis

ISBN-10: 082033071X

ISBN-13: 9780820330716

ISBN-10: 082033779X

ISBN-13: 9780820337791

No one did greater than Marjory Stoneman Douglas to rework the Everglades from the country's so much maligned swamp into its such a lot liked wetland. via the past due 20th century, her identify and her vintage The Everglades: River of Grass had develop into synonymous with Everglades safeguard. The crusading unravel and boundless power of this implacable elder received the hearts of an admiring public whereas confounding her opponents—growth retailers cause on having their approach with the Everglades. Douglas's efforts eventually earned her a spot between a trifling handful of people commemorated as a namesake of a countrywide barren region area.

In the 1st complete biography of Douglas, Jack E. Davis explores the 108-year lifetime of this compelling girl. Douglas used to be 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 in the course of the American environmental century, the century within which american citizens mobilized an exceptional renowned circulate to counter the both unparalleled liberties that they had taken in exploiting, polluting, and destroying the common world.

The Everglades have been a residing barometer of America's frequently tentative shift towards higher environmental accountability. Reconstructing this better photograph, Davis recounts the shifts in Douglas's personal existence and her instrumental position in 4 very important advancements that contributed to Everglades security: the making of a favorable wetland snapshot, the construction of a countrywide park, the increasing impression of ecological technological know-how, and the increase of the trendy environmental circulate. within the grand yet beleaguered Everglades, which Douglas got here to appreciate is an unlimited common process that helps human lifestyles, she observed nature's providence.

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