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

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 30/01/2012
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Newfont examines the environmental history of the Blue Ridge Commons over the course of three hundred years. Incorporating deep archival work and years of interviews and conversations with Appalachian residents, she reveals a tradition of people building robust forest protection movements on their own terms.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820341255
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 577 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm


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"Newfont's book is not just eye opening but very well written."--Paul Salstrom, "The North Carolina Historical Review"

"The Blue Ridge forests, and the human communities they have sustained, have found in Kathryn Newfont an historian who deftly captures their cultural significance and environmental import. Blue Ridge Commons provides a close reading of local aspirations and needs, and suggests how what has happened in these particular mountains also has been manifest across the nation and globe. It is an inspired contribution to the writing of American environmental history." Char Miller, author of "Ground Work: Conservation in American Environmental Culture""


"Very well written and carefully researched, "Blue Ridge Commons" breaks new ground in Appalachian history and in our broader understanding of the politics of environmental movements. Newfont's central premise, the idea of commons environmentalism, is timely both for historians and for environmental activists, and her book will be recognized down the road, I believe, as a seminal publication that helped to change the way we understand Appalachian culture and its complex relationship to the land." Ronald Eller, author of "Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945""


Newfont s book is not just eye opening but very well written. Paul Salstrom, "The North Carolina Historical Review"
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The Blue Ridge forests, and the human communities they have sustained, have found in Kathryn Newfont an historian who deftly captures their cultural significance and environmental import. Blue Ridge Commons provides a close reading of local aspirations and needs, and suggests how what has happened in these particular mountains also has been manifest across the nation and globe. It is an inspired contribution to the writing of American environmental history.--Char Miller "author of "Ground Work: Conservation in American Environmental Culture" "


Very well written and carefully researched, "Blue Ridge Commons" breaks new ground in Appalachian history and in our broader understanding of the politics of environmental movements. Newfont's central premise, the idea of commons environmentalism, is timely both for historians and for environmental activists, and her book will be recognized down the road, I believe, as a seminal publication that helped to change the way we understand Appalachian culture and its complex relationship to the land.--Ronald Eller "author of "Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945" "


Newfont's book is not just eye opening but very well written.--"North Carolina Historical Review"


"Blue Ridge Commons "makes a valuable contribution to the growing field of southern environmental history. . . . Anyone ever left deeply unsatisfied by the rhetorical dichotomy of 'jobs-versus-the-environment' will find great satisfaction in the framework of commons environmentalism and the new ways Newfont helps us understand. . .--Sarah Mittlefehldt ""Journal of Southern History" "

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