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Rooted in the earth : reclaiming the African American environmental heritage

Author: Dianne D Glave
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Rooted in the Earth, environmental historian Dianne D. Glave overturns the stereotype that a meaningful attachment to nature and the outdoors is contrary to the black experience. In tracing the history of African Americans' relationship with the environment, emphasizing the unique preservation-conservation aspect of black environmentalism, and using her storytelling skills to re-create black naturalists of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dianne D Glave
ISBN: 9781556527661 1556527667
OCLC Number: 491960540
Description: xi, 178 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: people and currents --
The Atlantic Ocean: currents of life and death --
Topography: navigating the southern landscape --
Religion: shouting in the woods --
Resistance: rebellion, sustenance, and escape in the wilderness --
Preservation: blending the practical and the purist --
Conservation: an African legacy of working the land --
Children: dreaming and danger in woods and fields --
Nature study: observing, classifying, and utilizing the natural world --
Women and gardening: a patch of her own --
Environmental justice: free to breathe --
Conclusion: heritage and the future.
Responsibility: Dianne D. Glave.
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In Rooted in the Earth, environmental historian Dianne D. Glave overturns the stereotype that a meaningful attachment to nature and the outdoors is contrary to the black experience. In tracing the history of African Americans' relationship with the environment, emphasizing the unique preservation-conservation aspect of black environmentalism, and using her storytelling skills to re-create black naturalists of the past, Glave reclaims the African American heritage of the land.

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