A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry by Angela C. Halfacre (review)

A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry by Angela C. Halfacre (University of South Carolina Press, 2012)

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A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry by Angela C. Halfacre (review)

by Brian Grabbatin
Southern Cultures, Vol. 20, No. 2: Summer 2014

University of South Carolina Press, 2012

For the most part, existing studies of the environmental movement in the United States overlook the South. The Environmental History and the American South book series published by the University of Georgia Press addresses the temporal dimensions of this omission, but there is still much to learn about the region’s contemporary environmental politics. Angela C. Halfacre’s new book, A Delicate Balance, broadens the scope of this scholarship by presenting a detailed case study of conservation in the South Carolina lowcountry that explores the social, cultural, and physical dimensions of environmental policymaking in the South.