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Bulldozer revolutions : a rural history of the metropolitan South

Author: Andrew C Baker
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2018.
Series: Environmental history and the American South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With Montgomery County, Texas and Loudoun County, Virginia as case studies, this book integrates rural, environmental, and agricultural history into the history of the southern metropolis in a way that calls urban historians to explore the city's impact beyond suburbia and that challenges rural historians to allow these dynamic metropolitan rural areas to destabilize their larger narrative of a rural America left  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Baker
ISBN: 9780820354149 0820354147
OCLC Number: 1030909453
Description: xiii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by James C. Giesen --
Introduction : a more rural metropolitan history --
Clearing the backwoods --
Cultivating the fringe --
Damming the hinterlands --
Settling the forest --
Enshrining the countryside --
Conclusion : a tale of two villages.
Series Title: Environmental history and the American South.
Responsibility: Andrew C. Baker.

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Examines the local boosters, gentlemen farmers, historical preservationists, and nature-seeking suburbanites who abandoned the city to live in the metropolitan countryside during the twentieth  Read more...

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