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Beyond the mountains : commodifying Appalachian environments

Author: Drew A Swanson
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
Series: Environmental history and the American South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beyond the Mountains explore the ways in which Appalachia so often served as a laboratory for the exploration and practice of American conceptions of nature. The region served alternately as frontier, wilderness, rural hinterland, a region of backward agriculture, a bastion of yeoman farmers, and a place to experiment with modernization. In these various takes on the southern mountains, scattered across time and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Swanson, Drew A., 1979-
Beyond the mountains.
Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018019190
(OCoLC)1030906835
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Drew A Swanson
ISBN: 9780820353975 0820353973
OCLC Number: 1065537139
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: a constant Arcadia --
Leather: the deerskin trade in the southern mountains --
Plants: botanical collectors and the roots of Appalachian identity --
Gold: the rise, fall, and rebirth of southern gold mining --
Salt: Saltville's Civil War --
Transportation: Roanoke, railroads, and Appalachia on the move --
Scenery: recreation and tourism on Grandfather Mountain --
Tobacco: making ground for an international crop --
Power: building an atomic Appalachia in east Tennessee --
Coal: sludge ponds and vanishing mountains --
Epilogue: The adelgid and the salamander.
Series Title: Environmental history and the American South.
Responsibility: Drew A. Swanson.

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Explores the ways in which Appalachia served as a laboratory for the exploration and practice of American conceptions of nature. With chapters dedicated to microhistories focused on particular  Read more...

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