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Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement
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Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Peggy Frankland and Susan Tucker

Abstract

This book provides a window onto the passion and significance of thirty-eight committed individuals who led a grassroots movement in a socially conservative state. It comprises 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 on the national environmental movement in which women ofte ... More

Keywords: grassroots movement, women activists, Louisiana, political history, national environmental movement, human rights, decent health care, environmental protection, environmentalism, civil rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037726
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peggy Frankland, author

Susan Tucker, author