The Resource Nature's new deal : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the roots of the American environmental movement, Neil M. Maher

Nature's new deal : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the roots of the American environmental movement, Neil M. Maher

Label
Nature's new deal : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the roots of the American environmental movement
Title
Nature's new deal
Title remainder
the Civilian Conservation Corps and the roots of the American environmental movement
Statement of responsibility
Neil M. Maher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Nature's New Deal, Neil M. Maher examines the history of one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, describing it as a turning point both in national politics and in the emergence of modern environmentalism. Indeed, Roosevelt addressed both the economic and environmental crises by putting Americans to work at conserving natural resources, through the Soil Conservation Service, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Civilian Conservation Corps (or CCC). The CCC created public landscapes - natural terrain altered by federal work projects - that helped environmentalism blossom after World War II, Maher notes. Millions of Americans devoted themselves to a new vision of conservation, one that went beyond the old model of simply maximizing the efficient use of natural resources, to include the promotion of human health through outdoor recreation, wilderness preservation, and ecological balance. And yet, as Maher explores the rise and development of the CCC, he also shows how the critique of its campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, and motor roads framed the debate over environmentalism to this day. From the colorful life at CCC camps to political discussions in the White House and the philosophical debates dating back to John Muir and Frederick Law Olmsted, Nature's New Deal captures a key moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maher, Neil M.
Dewey number
333.720973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S930
LC item number
.M155 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
Label
Nature's new deal : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the roots of the American environmental movement, Neil M. Maher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : New Deal conservation -- Ideas : Franklin Roosevelt's Progressive Era influences -- Landscape : the evolution of CCC conservation -- Labor : enrollee work and the body politic -- Community : locals and next-door natures -- Nation : the great conservation debate -- Planning : from top-down conservation to bottom-up environment -- Epilogue : New Deal landscapes in the environmental era
Control code
ocm82472952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9780195306019
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007005032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)82472952
Label
Nature's new deal : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the roots of the American environmental movement, Neil M. Maher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : New Deal conservation -- Ideas : Franklin Roosevelt's Progressive Era influences -- Landscape : the evolution of CCC conservation -- Labor : enrollee work and the body politic -- Community : locals and next-door natures -- Nation : the great conservation debate -- Planning : from top-down conservation to bottom-up environment -- Epilogue : New Deal landscapes in the environmental era
Control code
ocm82472952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9780195306019
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007005032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)82472952

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