American Frontier (Turning Points in World History

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The most influential environmental lobbies include the Sierra Club (founded in 1892; 700,000 members in 2003) and its legal arm, the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund. These works appealed greatly to mid-century Americans, who embraced small-town values as the essence of the American experience. One 18th century pamphleteer advised against the use of any drink "which is liable to steal away a man's senses and render him foolish, irascible, uncontrollable and dangerous."

Pages: 240

Publisher: Greenhaven; Library Binding edition (November 13, 2001)

ISBN: 0737707860

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