The History of American Environmentalism: Intersections Between the Social and Natural Worlds



In the second half of a two-part interview, Jedediah Purdy, professor of law at Duke University and the author of the bestselling For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today and Being America: Liberty, Commerce and Violence in an American World, visits with Yale Environmental Law Association President Halley Epstein about the integral role environmental history plays in American history as a whole, and the ways racism, xenophobia, and privilege have shaped environmental values.