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Nature's new deal : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the roots of the American environmental movement

Author: Neil M Maher
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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"In Nature's New Deal, Neil M. Maher examines the history of one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, describing it as a turning point both in national politics and in the emergence of modern environmentalism. Indeed, Roosevelt addressed both the economic and environmental crises by putting Americans to work at conserving natural resources, through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil M Maher
ISBN: 9780195306019 0195306015 9780195392418 0195392418
OCLC Number: 82472952
Description: x, 316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : New Deal conservation --
Ideas : Franklin Roosevelt's Progressive Era influences --
Landscape : the evolution of CCC conservation --
Labor : enrollee work and the body politic --
Community : locals and next-door natures --
Nation : the great conservation debate --
Planning : from top-down conservation to bottom-up environment --
Epilogue : New Deal landscapes in the environmental era.
Responsibility: Neil M. Maher.
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