January 23, 2017

Today in History: George Perkins Marsh


Today in History–September 30–the Library of Congress features Congressman George Perkins Marsh, who delivered a speech on agricultural conditions in New England on this day in 1847 that recognized the capacity for environmental destruction and advocated for resource management and restoration. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section and reviewing the resources below.

Man and nature; or, Physical geography as modified by human action by George P. Marsh 1864

Historical newspaper coverage of George P. Marsh

Environmental legislation

Environmental Science Projects-Science Tracer Bullet

Environment-related interviews (audio recordings)

Environment images

More conservation & environment primary source collections & teaching resources

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