skip to content
The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South

Author: William Boyd
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]
Series: Studies in industry and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
When the paper industry moved into the South in the 1930s, it confronted a region in the midst of an economic and environmental crisis. Entrenched poverty, stunted labor markets, vast stretches of cutover lands, and severe soil erosion prevailed across the southern states. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, pine trees had become the region's number one cash crop, and the South dominated national and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Boyd
ISBN: 9781421418780 1421418789
OCLC Number: 898334229
Description: xvii, 350 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Industrializing the Southern Forest --
Logging the Mills --
Making Paper --
Appropriating the Environment --
New South, New Nature.
Series Title: Studies in industry and society.
Responsibility: William Boyd.
More information:

Abstract:

It shows how the industry's massive pollution loads significantly disrupted local environments and communities, leading to a long struggle to regulate and control that pollution.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

This excellent book contributes most robustly to economic and environmental history, but it will be read profitably by scholars interested in political change, regulatory regimes, and race and Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/898334229> # The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "898334229" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mdu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/clearing_of_land_environmental_aspects_southern_states> ; # Clearing of land--Environmental aspects--Southern States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/papierherstellung> ; # Papierherstellung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/southern_pines> ; # Southern pines
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/paper_industry_environmental_aspects_southern_states> ; # Paper industry--Environmental aspects--Southern States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/rodung> ; # Rodung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Place/southern_states> ; # Southern States.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/paper_industry_environmental_aspects> ; # Paper industry--Environmental aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/papermaking_southern_states_history> ; # Papermaking--Southern States--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/clearing_of_land_environmental_aspects> ; # Clearing of land--Environmental aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/papermaking> ; # Papermaking
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Place/usa> ; # USA
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/papierindustrie> ; # Papierindustrie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/wood_pulp> ; # Wood-pulp
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/umweltschaden> ; # Umweltschaden
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/676.0973/e23/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Person/boyd_william_1967> ; # William Boyd
   schema:datePublished "2015" ;
   schema:description "When the paper industry moved into the South in the 1930s, it confronted a region in the midst of an economic and environmental crisis. Entrenched poverty, stunted labor markets, vast stretches of cutover lands, and severe soil erosion prevailed across the southern states. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, pine trees had become the region's number one cash crop, and the South dominated national and international production of pulp and paper based on the intensive cultivation of timber. In The Slain Wood, William Boyd chronicles the dramatic growth of the pulp and paper industry in the American South during the twentieth century and the social and environmental changes that accompanied it. Drawing on extensive interviews and historical research, he tells the fascinating story of one of the region's most important but understudied industries. [This book] reveals how a thoroughly industrialized forest was created out of a degraded landscape, uncovers the ways in which firms tapped into informal labor markets and existing inequalities of race and class to fashion a system for delivering wood to the mills, investigates the challenges of managing large papermaking complexes, and details the ways in which mill managers and unions discriminated against black workers. It also shows how the industry's massive pollution loads significantly disrupted local environments and communities, leading to a long struggle to regulate and control that pollution. -- Inside jacket flap."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2838519211> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Series/studies_in_industry_and_society> ; # Studies in industry and society.
   schema:name "The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South"@en ;
   schema:productID "898334229" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781421418780> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/898334229> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Person/boyd_william_1967> # William Boyd
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1967" ;
   schema:familyName "Boyd" ;
   schema:givenName "William" ;
   schema:name "William Boyd" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Place/southern_states> # Southern States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Southern States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Series/studies_in_industry_and_society> # Studies in industry and society.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/898334229> ; # The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South
   schema:name "Studies in industry and society." ;
   schema:name "Studies in Industry and Society" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/clearing_of_land_environmental_aspects> # Clearing of land--Environmental aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Clearing of land--Environmental aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/clearing_of_land_environmental_aspects_southern_states> # Clearing of land--Environmental aspects--Southern States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Clearing of land--Environmental aspects--Southern States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/paper_industry_environmental_aspects> # Paper industry--Environmental aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Paper industry--Environmental aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/paper_industry_environmental_aspects_southern_states> # Paper industry--Environmental aspects--Southern States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Paper industry--Environmental aspects--Southern States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2838519211#Topic/papermaking_southern_states_history> # Papermaking--Southern States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Papermaking--Southern States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781421418780>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1421418789" ;
   schema:isbn "9781421418780" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/898334229>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/898334229> ; # The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South
   schema:dateModified "2017-01-20" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.