Title

Personal, Political, and Professional: The Impact of Carolyn Merchant’s Life and Leadership

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

Routledge

Abstract

This essay pays tribute to pioneering environmental historian Carolyn Merchant. It traces the impact of Merchant's teaching, scholarship, and mentorship on the life and career of Nancy C. Unger. Unger knew little about environmental history when she started teaching in at Santa Clara University, using a textbook edited by Merchant. This article highlights the careers of both scholars, with special emphasis on how helpful Merchant and her work have been in guiding and inspiring subsequent generations of scholars.

Chapter of

After the Death of Nature: Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations

Editor

Kenneth Worthy
Elizabeth Allison
Whitney Bauman

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