Weaving together the international and the domestic in creative new ways, The Malthusian Moment charts the explosion of Malthusian thinking in the United States from World War I to Earth Day 1970, then traces the just-as-surprising decline in concern beginning in the mid-1970s. In addition to offering an unconventional look at World War II and the Cold War through a balanced study of the environmental movement's most contentious theory, the book sheds new light on some of the big stories of postwar American life: the rise of consumption, the growth of the federal government, urban and suburban problems, the civil rights and women's movements, the role of scientists in a democracy, new attitudes about sex and sexuality, and the emergence of the "New Right."
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- ISBN-13: 9780813552729
- ISBN-10: 0813552729
- Publisher: Rutgers University Press
- Publish Date: May 2012
- Page Count: 316
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.71 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.02 pounds
Series: Studies in Modern Science