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Suburb, Field, Laboratory: Recomposing Geographies of Early Environmentalism

From the book All We Want is the Earth

  • Patrick Bresnihan and Naomi Millner


This chapter focuses on the early geographies of environmentalism in the 1960s, with an emphasis on chemicals, pesticides and the industrial food system. In this chapter we revisit the legacy of Rachel Carson, who is remembered as a seminal figure in the making of environmentalism, making clear the contributions of other, less-well remembered figures and movements, including migrant farmworkers’ unions in California, and movements against the early Green Revolution in Mexico.


chemicalsGreen Revolutionagroecologymigrant workersRachel Carson
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