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ClassGraphic Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley’s Silent Spring Revolution (Harper Collins, 2022), opens with the “proto-environmentalists” Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, who fought to establish our system of National Parks and Monuments. He follows with an investigation of the many years of difficult work performed by courageous activists which sparked an ecological revolution that fueled the political goals of three very different presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon. We will discuss Rachel Carson’s lifelong battle to save the purity of our waters and forests and the measures forged to protect us from DDT and other harmful chemicals that were silently destroying our health. Brinkley also spotlights the politicians and activists who fought the battle in Congress and the courts to end above-ground nuclear testing. This study group will continue through the winter 2024 four-week term but participation in the winter term is not required.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Rosemary O'Shea2.Martha Bills 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/6/2023 - 12/6/2023 Weekly - Wed 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Martha Bills  ; Rosemary O'Shea 
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