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Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Enviromental Movement

Neil M. Maher

Abstract

The Great Depression coincided with a wave of natural disasters, including the Dust Bowl and devastating floods along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Recovering from the calamities was a major goal of the New Deal. This book examines the history of one of Franklin D. Roosevelt's most successful experiments, the Civilian Conservation Corps, describing it as a turning point both in national politics and in the emergence of modern environmentalism. Indeed, Roosevelt addressed both the economic and environmental crises by putting Americans to work at conserving natural resources, through the Soil ... More

Keywords: conservation, environmentalism, New Deal, Franklin Roosevelt, landscape, politics, environmental history, Civilian Conservation Corps, CCC

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195306019
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306019.001.0001

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Neil M. Maher, author
Rutgers University, Newark
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