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Ducktown smoke : the fight over one of the South's greatest environmental disasters

Author: Duncan Maysilles
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
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It is hard to make a desert in a place that receives sixty inches of rain each year. But after decades of copper mining, all that remained of the old hardwood forests in the Ducktown Mining District of the Southern Appalachian Mountains was a fifty-square mile barren expanse of heavily gullied red hills, a landscape created by sulfur dioxide smoke from copper smelting and destructive logging practices. In this book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Maysilles
ISBN: 9780807834596 0807834599 9780807877937 080787793X
OCLC Number: 668197693
Description: x, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The view from the mountain --
The setting, the Cherokees, and the first era of Ducktown mining, 1843-1878 --
The revival of Ducktown mining and the first smoke suits, 1890-1903 --
The farmers and the copper companies wage battle in the Tennessee courts --
Georgia enters the fray --
The Ducktown desert and Georgia's first smoke suit --
Will Shippen, forestry, and Georgia's second smoke suit, 1905-1907 --
Attorney general Hart, the National Farmers Union, and the search for a remedy, 1907-1910 --
The smoke injunction and the great war, 1914-1918 --
Power dams, whitewater rafting, and the reclamation of the Ducktown desert, 1916-2010 --
The view from the mountain.
Responsibility: Duncan Maysilles.

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"Maysilles's book on the Copper Basin successfully assesses the importance of the Ducktown lawsuits of the early twentieth century to today's environmental challenges. . . . This book has appeal for Read more...

 
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