Make It a Green Peace!: The Rise of Countercultural Environmentalism

Hardcover | April 17, 2013

byFrank Zelko

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The emergence of Greenpeace in the late 1960s from a loose-knit group of anti-nuclear and anti-whaling activists fundamentally changed the nature of environmentalism - its purpose, philosophy, and tactics - around the world. And yet there has been no comprehensive objective history ofGreenpeace's origins - until now. Make It a Green Peace! draws upon meeting minutes, internal correspondence, manifestos, philosophical writings, and interviews with former members to offer the first full account of the origins of what has become the most recognizable environmental non-governmental organization in the world.Situating Greenpeace within the peace movement and counterculture of the 1960s, Frank Zelko provides a much deeper treatment of the group's groundbreaking brand of radical, media-savvy, direct-action environmentalism than has been previously attempted. Zelko traces the complex intellectual andcultural roots of Greenpeace to the various protest movements of the 1950s and 1960s, highlighting the influence of QuakerismNarrating the key campaigns and arguments among the group's early members, Make It a Green Peace! vividly captures all the drama, pathos, and occasional moments of absurd comic relief of Greenpeace's tumultuous first decade.

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The emergence of Greenpeace in the late 1960s from a loose-knit group of anti-nuclear and anti-whaling activists fundamentally changed the nature of environmentalism - its purpose, philosophy, and tactics - around the world. And yet there has been no comprehensive objective history ofGreenpeace's origins - until now. Make It a Green Pe...

Frank Zelko is Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 17, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199947082

ISBN - 13:9780199947089

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Speak Truth to Power2. The Enemies of Anarchy3. The Canadian Crucible4. Don't Make a Wave5. Muroroa, Mon Amour6. Showdown with the Force de Frappe7. Armless Buddhas vs Carnivorous Nazis8. The Reenchanted Whale9. Stop Ahab10. On Thin Ice11. Blood and Death and Sex12. The Paradox of Power: The Birth of Greenpeace InternationalConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex