Saving the Land: Thoreau's Environmental Ethic and its Influence on Mabel Loomis Todd and Millicent Todd Bingham

Dobrow, Julie
January 2012
Thoreau Society Bulletin;Winter/Spring2012, Issue 277, p5
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the influence of the environmental ethic of author Henry David Thoreau on mother and daughter Mabel Loomis Todd and Millicent Todd Bingham. It notes that Todd adopted the philosophy of Thoreau that the preservation of the world lies in the wilderness. It relates the campaign of Todd to preserve forests in which she decided to purchase Hog Island, Muscongus Bay in Maine to save it from logging. Bingham is said to have embraced the preservationist ethic of Todd.


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