Friends of the land and the rise of environmentalism, 1940–1954

  title={Friends of the land and the rise of environmentalism, 1940–1954},
  author={Randal S. Beeman},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics},
  • Randal S. Beeman
  • Published 1 March 1995
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
The rise of the postwar environmental movement is rooted in the development of ecological consciousness within intellectual circles as well as the general public. Though many commentators cite the 1960s as the focal point of the new environmentalism, the ecological ethic had actually evolved by the 1930s in the writings and speeches of both scientists and public commentators. Agricultural conservationists led the way in broadcasting the message of ecology. Friends of the Land, an agriculturally… Expand
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