About: Ben Railton

Ben Railton Ben Railton is Professor of English and American Studies at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. He's the author of four books, most recently History and Hope in American Literature: Models of Critical Patriotism; writes the daily AmericanStudier blog; and contributes public scholarly writing and teaching in many settings.

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Why Earth Day Still Matters

Why Earth Day began and how it developed into that first 1970 celebration offers valuable insights on how it differs from today’s social and political More