Interview: Susan Flader

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Environmental Analysis (Pomona)

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Susan Flader, environmental history, forest history, history of parks, interview


Susan Flader, professor emerita of western and American environmental history at the University of Missouri, has published seminal works on Aldo Leopold’s life and thought, on forest history, and the history of parks. In this wide-ranging interview, she discusses the origins and development of her work on Leopold, the early years of the American Society for Environmental History (of which she is a past president), her activities as a citizen-activist, and the role of the humanities in shaping her work as an environmental historian.

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