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Managing the mountains : land use planning, the New Deal, and the creation of a federal landscape in Appalachia

Author: Sara M Gregg
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Yale agrarian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historians have long viewed the massive reshaping of the American landscape during the New Deal era as unprecedented. This book uncovers the early twentieth-century history rich with precedents for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara M Gregg
ISBN: 9780300142198 0300142196
OCLC Number: 683200019
Description: xviii, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Farms and forests: an Appalachian portrait --
1: Origins --
A harvest of scarcity: self-sufficiency in the Blue Ridge Mountains --
Customs in common: community and agriculture in the Green Mountains --
Academics and partisans: federal land use planning, 1900-1933 --
2: Projects --
Designing the Shenandoah National Park --
Cultivating the Vermont forest --
Reforming submarginal lands, 1933-1938 --
Epilogue: cellarholes and wilderness: the returns of the Appalachian forest.
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies.
Responsibility: Sara M. Gregg.

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