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Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp

Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp

by Megan Nelson
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ISBN-13: 9780820334196
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 09/25/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 959,854
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MEGAN KATE NELSON is a writer, historian, and cultural critic. Based in Lincoln, Massachusetts, she has written about Civil War and western history for a number of national publications. Nelson also writes a regular column on Civil War popular culture, “Stereoscope,” for Civil War Monitor, and her blog, Historista examines the “surprising and weird ways that people engage with history in everyday life.” Nelson is also the author of Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (Georgia). She has taught at Texas Tech University; California State University, Fullerton; Harvard University; and Brown University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction. Twilight Ground: The Okefenokee Swamp
and Ecolocalism 1

One. A Path to Freedom: Slavery and Resistance 11
Two. Battleground: The Seminole Swamp 40
Three. El Dorado: The Okefenokee and Dreams
of Development 71
Four. Homesite and Workplace: Okefenokee Swampers 116
Five. A Refuge for Birds: Okefenokee Preservation 157
Epilogue. Tourist Attraction: The Most Photogenic Spot
in America! 199

Notes 205
Bibliography 227
Index 249

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