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The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature in the 1930s and 1940s

Matthew M. Lambert


This book argues that depression-era authors contributed to the development of modern environmental thought in three distinct ways. First, they began recognizing as never before the devastating and even apocalyptic effects that humans can have on the environment, particularly in response to the period’s dust storms, flooding, and other human-created ecological disasters. Next, they acknowledged the ecological importance of nonhuman nature, including animal “predators” and “pests,” as conservationists were beginning to do during the period. And lastly, they laid the groundwork for what we now r ... More

Keywords: The Great Depression, American Literature, Environmental Justice, Conservation, Environmentalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496830401
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496830401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew M. Lambert, author
Northwestern Oklahoma State University