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Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000 / Edition 1

Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000 / Edition 1

by William G. Robbins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0295984422

ISBN-13: 9780295984421

Pub. Date: 11/04/2004

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Post-World War II Oregon was a place of optimism and growth, a spectacular natural region from ocean to high desert that seemingly provided opportunity in abundance. With the passing of time, however, Oregon’s citizens — rural and urban — would find themselves entangled in issues that they had little experience in resolving. The same trees that

Overview

Post-World War II Oregon was a place of optimism and growth, a spectacular natural region from ocean to high desert that seemingly provided opportunity in abundance. With the passing of time, however, Oregon’s citizens — rural and urban — would find themselves entangled in issues that they had little experience in resolving. The same trees that provided income to timber corporations, small mill owners, loggers, and many small towns in Oregon, also provided a dramatic landscape and a home to creatures at risk. The rivers whose harnessing created power for industries that helped sustain Oregon’s growth — and were dumping grounds for municipal and industrial wastes — also provided passageways to spawning grounds for fish, domestic water sources, and recreational space for everyday Oregonians.

The story of Oregon’s accommodation to these divergent interests is a divisive story between those interested in economic growth and perceived stability and citizens concerned with exercising good stewardship towards the state’s natural resources and preserving the state’s livability. In his second volume of Oregon’s environmental history, William Robbins addresses efforts by individuals and groups within and outside the state to resolve these conflicts. Among the people who have had roles in this process, journalists and politicians Richard Neuberger and Tom McCall left substantial legacies and demonstrated the ambiguities inherent in the issues they confronted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295984421
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
11/04/2004
Series:
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword: Still Searching for Eden at the End of the Oregon Trail by William CrononPrefacePrologue: A Time to RememberI. Postwar Promise1. The Great Hope for the New Order2. Into the Brave New WorldII. Making Agriculture Modern3. Bringing Perfection to the Fields4. The Wonder World of PesticidesIII. Industrial Forestry Management5. Planning and Technical Efficiency in the Forests6. Intensive Forestry and Citizen ActivismIV. Of Rivers and Land7. Richard Neuberger's Conservation Politics8. Tom McCall and the Struggle for the Willamette9. Ecologies of Sprawl: The Land-Use NexusEpilogue: The Special PlaceNotesBibliographyIndex

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