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Author Clark, Thomas Dionysius, 1903-2005.

Title The greening of the South : the recovery of land and forest / Thomas D. Clark
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1984]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 168 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series New perspectives on the South
New perspectives on the South.
Summary In the early 1920s, in many a sawmill town across the South, the last quitting-time whistle signaled the cutting of the last log of a company's timber holdings and the end of an era in southern lumbering. It marked the end as well of the great primeval forest that covered most of the South when Europeans first invaded it. Much of the first forest, despite the labors of pioneer loggers, remained intact after the Civil War. But after the restrictions of the Southern Homestead Act were removed in 1876, lumbermen and speculators rushed in to acquire millions of acres of virgin woodland for minimal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-157) and index
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Subject Deforestation -- Southern States -- History.
Forest conservation -- Southern States -- History.
Forest management -- Southern States -- History.
Forests and forestry -- Southern States -- History.
Lumbering -- Southern States -- History.
Reforestation -- Southern States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813158079 (electronic bk.)
9780813158075 (electronic bk.)