Managing the mountains : land use planning, the New Deal, and the creation of a federal landscape in Appalachia (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Managing the mountains : land use planning, the New Deal, and the creation of a federal landscape in Appalachia

Author: Sara M Gregg
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013. ©2010
Series: Yale agrarian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historians have long viewed the massive reshaping of the American landscape during the New Deal era as unprecedented. This book uncovers the early 20th-century history rich with precedents for the New Deal in forest, park, and agricultural policy.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara M Gregg
ISBN: 9780300192568 0300192568
OCLC Number: 840431609
Notes: Date of publication from publisher's Web site.
Title page verso is that of the 2010 hardback issue, including ISBN 9780300142198, which applies to the hardback only.
Originally published: 2010.
Description: xviii, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part One: Origins. 1. A harvest of scarcity: self-sufficiency in the Blue Ridge Mountains ; 2. Customs in common: community and agriculture in the Green Mountains ; 3.Academics and partisans: federal land use planning, 1900-1933 Part Two: Projects. 4. Designing the Shenandoah National Park ; 5. Cultivating the Vermont forest ; 6. Reforming submarginal lands, 1933-1938 --
Epilogue: Cellarholes and wilderness: the return of the Appalachian forest.
Series Title: Yale agrarian studies.
Responsibility: Sara M. Gregg.

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Uncovers the early twentieth-century history rich with precedents for the New Deal in forest, park, and agricultural policy. This title explores the redevelopment of the Appalachian Mountains from  Read more...

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"Sara Gregg has written a pathbreaking book in the rapidly growing field of environmental history. Focusing on the Appalachian forests and mountains in Virginia and Vermont, she illustrates how much Read more...

 
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