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American Women in Environmental History:  An Illustrated Overview

American Women in Environmental History:  An Illustrated Overview

03/22/2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

From pre-Columbian Native Americans to present day environmental justice activists, women have played a unique role in the shaping of the American environment. Their stories feature vibrant characters and shine a light on an underappreciated, often inspiring, and always complex history. Professor Nancy C. Unger (Santa Clara University) will give an overview of the role that gender has played in a richly illustrated presentation, based on her book Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History (Oxford University Press). Questions and discussion welcome!

 

Nancy C. Unger is Professor of History at Santa Clara University and President of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. She is the author of the prize-winning biographies Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer and Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer. Her book Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History was a California Book Award Finalist.  She is also the co-editor of A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and has published dozens of scholarly essays and articles. Her multi-media appearances include CNN.com, C-SPAN, NPR, TIME.com, and PBS.

 

Event Co-sponsored by The Legacy Project’s Commemoration Committee and The Office of Special Events