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    Description"Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement" provides a window into the passion and significance of thirty-eight committed individuals who led a grassroots movement in a socially conservative state. The book is comprised of oral history narratives in which women activists share their motivation, struggles, accomplishments, and hard-won wisdom. Additionally interviews with eight men, all leaders who worked with or against the women, provide more insight into this rich--and also gendered--history. The book sheds light on Louisiana and America's social and political history, as well as the national environmental movement in which women often emerged to speak for human rights, decent health care, and environmental protection. By illuminating a crucial period in Louisiana history, the women tell how "environmentalism" emerged within a state already struggling with the dual challenges of adjusting to the civil rights movement and the growing oil boom. Peggy Frankland, an environmental activist herself since 1982, worked with a team of interviewers, especially those trained at Louisiana State University's T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. Together they interviewed forty women pioneers of the state environmental movement. Frankland's work also was aided by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In this compilation, she allows the women's voices to provide a clear picture of how their smallest actions impacted their communities, their families, and their way of life. Some experiences were frightening, some were demeaning, and many women were deeply affected by the individual persecution, ridicule, and scorn their activities brought. But their shared victories reveal the positive influence their activism had on the lives of loved ones and fellow citizens.


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    Title
    Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peggy Franklin, With Susan Tucker
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 259
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781617037726
    ISBN 10: 1617037729
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RNK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D1
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036120
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY, GEOG/LOUISI
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 304.20925209
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 304.20925209
    DC22: 304.2092/5209763
    LC classification: GE55 .F73 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.4.0.0
    Illustrations note
    , black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University Press of Mississippi
    Imprint name
    University Press of Mississippi
    Publication date
    05 April 2013
    Flap copy
    Compelling accounts from early champions of Louisiana's struggle to save natural resources