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Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog
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.
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