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Blue Ridge Commons : environmental activism and forest history in western North Carolina

Author: Kathryn Newfont
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2012.
Series: Environmental history and the American South
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the late twentieth century, residents of the Blue Ridge mountains in western North Carolina fiercely resisted certain environmental efforts, even while launching aggressive initiatives of their own. Kathryn Newfont provides context for those events by examining the environmental history of this region over the course of three hundred years, identifying what she calls commons environmentalism--a cultural strain  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Newfont
ISBN: 9780820341248 082034124X 9780820341255 0820341258
OCLC Number: 830341902
Description: 369 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Series Title: Environmental history and the American South
Responsibility: Kathryn Newfont.

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Newfont examines the environmental history of the Blue Ridge Commons over the course of three hundred years. Incorporating deep archival work and years of interviews and conversations with  Read more...

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Kathryn Newfont provides context for those events by examining the environmental history of this region over the course of three hundred years, identifying what she calls commons environmentalism--a cultural strain of conservation in American history that has gone largely unexplored. Efforts in the 1970s to expand federal wilderness areas in the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests generated strong opposition. For many mountain residents the idea of unspoiled wilderness seemed economically unsound, historically dishonest, and elitist. Newfont shows that local people\'s sense of commons environmentalism required access to the forests that they viewed as semipublic places for hunting, fishing, and working. Policies that removed large tracts from use were perceived as \'enclosure\' and resisted. Incorporating deep archival work and years of interviews and conversations with Appalachian residents, Blue Ridge Commons reveals a tradition of people building robust forest protection movements on their own terms.\"--Page 4 of cover.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/903075182<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isPartOf<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/903075182#Series\/environmental_history_and_the_american_south<\/a>> ; # Environmental history and the American South<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Blue Ridge Commons : environmental activism and forest history in western North Carolina<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:productID<\/a> \"830341902<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/830341902#PublicationEvent\/athens_university_of_georgia_press_2012<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/903075182#Agent\/university_of_georgia_press<\/a>> ; # University of Georgia Press<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780820341248<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780820341255<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0wdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/830341902<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/903075182#Place\/north_carolina<\/a>> # North Carolina<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"North Carolina<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/903075182#Topic\/forest_conservation_north_carolina<\/a>> # Forest conservation--North Carolina<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85050567<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Forest conservation--North Carolina<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/903075182#Topic\/natural_resources_communal_north_carolina<\/a>> # Natural resources, Communal--North Carolina<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85090262<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Natural resources, Communal--North Carolina<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/932069<\/a>> # Forest conservation<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Forest conservation<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
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<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780820341255<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"0820341258<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"9780820341255<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
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