Blue Ridge Commons: Environmental Activism and Forest History in Western North Carolina

Blue Ridge Commons: Environmental Activism and Forest History in Western North Carolina

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820341255
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Environmental History and the American South Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

KATHRYN NEWFONT is an associate professor of history and faculty chair for the Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill College.

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul S. Sutter ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Maps xix

Introduction of Forests and Commons 1

1 "The Custom of Our Country": The Appalachian Forest Commons 15

2 Response to Devastation: Organizing Forests in the Southern Appalachians 49

3 Plenty of Trouble: Creating Federal Forests in the Blue Ridge 71

4 De Jure Commons: National Forests and Blue Ridge Neighbors 97

5 Contested Forests: Commons, Clearcutting, and Wilderness 124

6 Wilderness as Commons Enclosure: Rare II Opposition 146

7 Wilderness as Commons Defense: The Southern Nantahala 168

8 Mobilizing Commons Defense: "Oil Fever" Threatens the Forests 189

9 Clearcutting Returns: Timber Enclosure Threatens the Forests 227

10 Commons Environmentalism Mobilized: Western North Carolina Alliance's Cut the Clearcutting! Campaign 251

Conclusion An American Commons in the Blue Ridge 271

Afterword A Call to Commons 274

Notes 270

Bibliography 325

Index 355

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