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Wilderness

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Brower joins with Howard Zanhiser of the Wilderness Society to fight in Congress for a bill to protect the nation’s wilderness. He finds allies in Supreme Court Justice William Douglas and author ... More


Progress

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The new Kennedy administration offers new hope to conservationists but for years Brower must battle Congressman Wayne Aspinall who opposes the Wilderness bill. The act is passed in 1964 just as ... More


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