FDR and The Environment

  • Editors
  • Henry L. Henderson
  • David B. Woolner

Part of the The World of the Roosevelts book series (WOOROO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Henry L. Henderson, David B. Woolner
      Pages 1-4
  3. Fdr as Environmentalist

  4. Conservation: Wilderness, Agriculture, and the Human Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
  5. Law, Policy, and Planning

  6. A Usable Past

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Richard N L. Andrews
      Pages 221-243
    3. Roger G. Kennedy
      Pages 245-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-270

About this book


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.


democracy environmental movement history Kennedy, John F. Policy research work

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-61968-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-10067-1
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