Nature's New Deal The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement

ISBN-10: 0195392418

ISBN-13: 9780195392418

Edition: 2010

Authors: Neil M. Maher
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Description: As Barack Obama and the nation struggle with the present economic crisis, the New Deal has become the subject of renewed interest. This engaging volume examines one of the New Deal's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, describing it as a turning point both in national politics and the environmental movement. Historian Neil Maher shows how Roosevelt addressed both 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 (CCC). The CCC created public landscapes 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 efficient use of natural resources, to include the promotion of human health through outdoor recreation, wilderness preservation, and ecological balance. From the colorful life at CCC camps to philosophical debates dating back to John Muir, Nature's New Deal captures a key moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism. renewed interest. This engaging volume examines one of the New Deal's boldest and most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, describing it as a turning

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Introduction: New Deal Conservation
Ideas: Franklin Roosevelt's Progressive Era Influences
Landscapes: The Evolution of CCC Conservation
Labor: Enrollee Work and the Body Politics
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
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