Tag: Michelle Mart

Worldview: Learning to Love (or Hate?) Pesticides in the USA

by Michelle Mart As scholars, we spend time revisiting the turning points of history, seeking to understand what made particular periods or figures so significant. Thus, I looked back to Rachel Carson and Silent Spring, trying to understand why the author and her book…

Learning to Love Pesticides: A Look at Popular American Attitudes

Post by Michelle Mart Since the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, there have been numerous popular and scholarly studies of pesticide use in the United States. Environmentalists and others have credited Rachel Carson with awakening people to the dangers of overuse of these…