Rosalie Edge, hawk of mercy: the activist who saved nature from the conservationists

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University of Georgia Press,
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[2009]
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Rosalie Edge (1877-1962) was the first American woman to achieve national renown as a conservationist. Dyana Z. Furmansky draws on Edges personal papers and on interviews with family members and associates to portray an implacable, indomitable personality whose activism earned her the names Joan of Arc and hellcat. A progressive New York socialite and veteran suffragist, Edge did not join the conservation movement until her early fifties. Nonetheless, her legacy of achievements--called "widespread and monumental" by the New Yorker--forms a crucial link between the eras defined by John Muir and Rachel Carson. An early voice against the indiscriminate use of toxins and pesticides, Edge reported evidence about the dangers of DDT fourteen years before Carson's Silent Spring was published.
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9780820333410
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title_displayRosalie Edge, hawk of mercy : the activist who saved nature from the conservationists
title_fullRosalie Edge, hawk of mercy : the activist who saved nature from the conservationists / Dyana Z. Furmansky ; with a foreword by Bill McKibben & an afterword by Roland C. Clement
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