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Susan Fenimore Cooper and the Birth of American Environmentalism

Before those typically credited with instigating the American environmental movement, Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894) studied her home landscape, noticed changes occurring there, and wrote to alert her fellow Americans to the disruptions occurring in the nation's ecosystems. Her lifework centered on advocating for native species, the preservation of landscapes, and the history of native peoples; she believed that all three of these topics should inform the American environmental imagination. This lecture outlines Cooper's environmental vision for America and explores how her teen years, which she spent living in Europe, influenced her prescient understanding of the changing landscapes of the new nation.

Required:Osher Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Annual Membership or Osher Spring 2019 Membership
Date(s) and time(s):Mon., May. 6, 10 a.m.-noon
Location:Yanke Family Research Park-Boise State University
Instructor:Dr. Rochelle Johnson
Cost:$0  

You can receive discounts on this course by becoming a member of Osher Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Annual Membership or Osher Spring 2019 Membership

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