September 27, 2021
The Writer’s Almanac
Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book Silent Spring was published on this date in 1962.
“If the Bill of Rights contains no guarantee that a citizen shall be secure against lethal poisons distributed either by private individuals or by public officials, it is surely only because our forefathers, despite their considerable wisdom and foresight, could conceive of no such problem,” Carson said.
Among many worthwhile videos about Rachel Carson appearing on YouTube, this short Dutch television post includes archival footage of Carson defending Silent Spring and its findings.