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The Wisconsin pine lands of Cornell University : a study in land policy and absentee ownership

Author: Paul W Gates
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Fall Creek ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of Cornell University's acquisition, use, and sale of 500,000 acres of pine lands in central Wisconsin.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Gates
ISBN: 9780801477638 0801477638
OCLC Number: 753307278
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1943.
Description: xi, 265 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefacePreface to the Second Edition1. Land Policy and the Agricultural-College Act2. The States Dispose of Their Land Scrip3. Ezra Cornell Founds a University4. Hazards of Land Speculation in Wisconsin5. Cornell Acquires Wisconsin Pine Lands6. The Pine-Land Ring7. The Chippewa Lumber Industry8. Tax Warfare9. Cornell against the Railroad Lobby10. Sales of Pine LandConclusionBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: by Paul Wallace Gates.

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"The Wisconsin Pine Lands of Cornell University is a first-rate piece of scholarship by the most important twentieth-century scholar of the history of U.S. public lands."-William Cronon, Frederick Read more...

 
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