Nature's New Deal The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement
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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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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/2009
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
|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|