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Author Frankland, Peggy.

Title Women pioneers of the Louisiana environmental movement / Peggy Frankland, with Susan Tucker
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 259 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One. "HOW COULD I STAND BY?": PROTECTING ONE PLACE, PROTECTING MANY; Sally Herman; Fernell Cryar; Barbara Leleux; Catherine Holcomb; Monica Laughlin Mancuso; Helen Solar; Miriam Price; Chapter Two. "WE ARE BLACK AND WHITE, RICH AND POOR": CROSSING BOUNDARIES, REMAKING LOUISIANA; Ann Williams; Rose Jackson; Marietta Herr; Ruth Shepherd; Theresa Robert; Kay Gaudet; Chapter Three. "I KNOW THAT IT WAS A REVELATION FROM GOD": RELIGION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION; Lorena Pospisil; Shirley Goldsmith; Gerry Ardoin; Janice Crador
Chapter Seven. "WE AS A PEOPLE ARE BETTER THAN OUR POLITICS": ALLIES, EXPERTS, AND ADVERSARIESCharles Elson "Buddy" Roemer; Carroll Wascom; Maureen O'Neill; Kai David Midboe; Dan Borne; Robert Kuehn; Audrey Evans; Paul Templet; Will Collette; William "Willie" A. Fontenot; Chapter Eight. "THERE WAS NEVER A QUESTION OF DATA": PERSPECTIVES FROM TEN YEARS OUT; Wilma Subra; Supplemental List of Women Environmental Activists; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Debra RamirezChapter Four. "WHAT A FEW PEOPLE CAN DO": LEARNING TO ADVOCATE FOR OTHERS; Jessie Price; Gay Hanks; Mary Brasseaux; Florence Robinson; Mary Ellender; Carol Savoy; Chapter Five. "YOU ARE NOT SOMEBODY PRETENDING TO BE A MAN": SUCCESS, POLITICS, AND GENDER; Mildred Fossier; Mary McCastle; Florence Gossen; Clara Baudoin; Liz Avants; Les Ann Kirkland; Mary Tutwiler; Chapter Six. "WHEN SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT": CAREER ACTIVISTS BUILD BRIDGES; Sister Helen Vinton; Lorna Bourg; Marylee Orr; Linda King; Wilma Subra
Summary Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement provides a window into the passion and significance of thirty-eight committed individuals who led a grassroots movement in a socially conservative state. The book is comprised of 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed May 02, 2013)
Subject Environmental justice -- Louisiana.
Environmental protection -- Louisiana.
Women environmentalists -- Louisiana -- Biography.
Louisiana -- Environmental conditions.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Tucker, Susan, 1950-
LC no. 2012046814
ISBN 1617037737 (ebook)
1621039404 (electronic bk.)
9781617037733 (ebook)
9781621039402 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)