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Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive Era Conservation

Drawing on extensive work in urban history and Progressive politics, Benjamin Heber Johnson weaves together environmental history, material culture, and politics to reveal the successes and failures of the conservation movement and its lasting legacy. By following the efforts of a broad range of people and groups—women’s clubs, labor advocates, architects, and politicians—Johnson shows how conservation embodied the ideals of Progressivism, ultimately becoming one of its most important legacies.

Written by SHGAPE Member Benjamin Johnson
Associate Professor
Loyola University Chicago

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