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View Resource Evolution of the American Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

The development of a conservation ethic in the United States was (and is) a process that displayed a great deal of heterogeneity, and to a certain extent, a good deal of contentious debate about what might be done to conserve natural resources and landscapes throughout the country. Some of the phenomena that manifested themselves during this period included a perceived crisis in American national...
View Resource Marjory Stoneman Douglas Writer & Conservationist

Marjory Stoneman Douglas is most famous for being a champion of the Florida Everglades and her 1947 book, The Everglades: River of Grass. The University of Miami Libraries holds Douglas' papers in their Special Collections, and a portion of the papers are highlighted in this digital exhibit on the University website. Those visitors unfamiliar with Douglas' environmental and humanitarian activism...