Dr Williams begins by exploring the role of the forest in American culture: the symbols, themes, and concepts.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; A note on tree, lumber, and plant association names; Abbrevaitions; Part I. The Forest Before 1600: 1. The forest in American life; 2. The forest and the Indian; Part II. Change in the Forest, 1600–1859: 3. The forest and pioneer life, 1600–1810; 4. Two centuries of change: the commercial uses of the forest; 5. The quickening pace: agricultural clearing, 1810–1860; 6. The quickening pace: the industrial impact, 1810–1860; Part III. Regional and National Impacts, 1860–1920: 7. The lumberman's assault on the forests of the Lake States, 1860–1890; 8. The lumberman's assault on the southern forest, 1880–1920; 9. The last lumber frontier: the rise of the Pacific Northwest, 1880–1940; 10. Industrial impacts on the forest, 1860–1920; 11. Agricultural impacts on the forest, 1860–1920; Part IV. Inquiry and Concern: Questions About the Forest, 1870–1933: 12. Preservation and management, 1870–1910; 13. Ownership, supply, protection, and use, 1900–1933; 14. The rebirth of the forest, 1933 and after; Notes; References; Index.
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