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The Emergence of a Regional Framework in the Early and High Middle Ages: Land and Occupation

Bas van Bavel

in Manors and Markets: Economy and Society in the Low Countries 500-1600

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199278664
eISBN:
9780191707032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278664.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The chapter presents the landscapes and soils, and discusses the interaction between land, water and men in the Low Countries. This interaction contributed to the wide diversity of landscapes found ... More


“The Government Is Hard to Deal With”: Federal Reclamation

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the Truckee-Carson Reclamation Project, which was the first project selected to be built under the National Reclamation Act. It shows the various reclamation services provided by ... More


The Meanings of the Mountains: Discourses of Power, Identity, and Destruction in the Mountaintop Removal Debate

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The idea of Appalachia as a discrete region with its own peculiar ecology, people, and customs is the result of a long series of interrelated discourses. This chapter examines three pairs of ... More


All My Holy Mountain: Power, Identity, and Reclamation from a Theocentric Perspective

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The goal of this book’s theocentric approach is not only to relativize human interpretations and imaginations but also to articulate more God-centered ones based on God’s values and purposes. This ... More


Loving the Mountains: Conclusions, Challenges, and Ways Forward

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter places the process of critical examination and transformation of imaginations in the larger context of the moral life of the church. This process is a central feature of a ... More


Abbots, Bishops, Thegns, or Communities: Who was Responsible for Somerset's Champion Countryside?

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores who was responsible for shaping the character of the medieval landscape in Somerset. The potential role of Glastonbury Abbey is examined through a comparison of their manors ... More


Marching On? The Development of Villages and Common Fields in South Wales

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines two case ‐studies in South Wales, where landscapes characterized by villages and common fields were created following the Anglo‐Norman conquest. In south‐east Monmouthshire, an ... More


Infrastructure Development

Elisabeth Kontogiorgi

in Population Exchange in Greek Macedonia: The Rural Settlement of Refugees 1922-1930

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278961
eISBN:
9780191706806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278961.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues that rural refugee resettlement and its success were not limited to allocation of a plot and at best a house to each refugee family, but it was related to the general improvement ... More


Playing God

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Big Brown Steam Electric Station was built several miles east of Fairfield to generate electricity to feed into the Texas power grid that electrified homes, offices, and industries throughout the ... More


Saving Lost Lives: Irrigation and the Ideology of Homemaking

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the 1902 Reclamation Act, which directed the national government to create irrigation projects in sixteen western territories and states. This Act was the first bold step of ... More


An Administrative Morass: Federal Reclamation, 1909–1917

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter concentrates on the slow degradation of the Reclamation Service and Reclamation Bureau after President Theodore Roosevelt left office. It begins with a discussion of the early history of ... More


Environmental Policy from the Great Society to 1980: A Coalition Comes Unglued

Richard Harris

in Conservatism and American Political Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195373929
eISBN:
9780199852291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373929.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Environmentalism, born in the milieu of activism and protest during the 1960s, aimed not only to save the ecosystem but also to open up administrative and policy processes to more democratic impulses ... More


Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Christopher Sneddon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The construction of tens of thousands of large dams across the planet’s surface brought about one of the largest biophysical transformations of the twentieth century and has irrevocably altered ... More


Conclusion: Retrospect and Significance

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter summarizes the relevant points on the Reclamation Act and the federal water policies. It states that from 1902 until 1935, the federal water policies showed consistent ... More


The Perils of Public Works: Federal Reclamation, 1902–1909

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how the idealism of the reclamation crusade slowly died away in the years after 1902. It shows that the structure of American government also limited federal reclamation. It ... More


Boom, Bust, and Boom: Federal Reclamation, 1917–1935

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the federal reclamation during the 1920s. It first determines that the federal reclamation clashed with powerful trends in American agriculture, and that farms continued to be ... More


Expanding the Nile’s Watershed: The Science and Politics of Land Reclamation in Egypt

Jessica Barnes

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter places water at the forefront of the story of land reclamation in Egypt. Using the World Bank's New Land Development Project as a case study, the chapter tracks how water—as both a ... More


Building a “World-Wide Fraternity”: The Bureau, China, and John Savage

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Beginning in the 1930s, the Bureau of Reclamation received increasing requests from abroad for technical assistance, and a great deal of this support became focused on the activities of a small group ... More


“A Reclamation Program to Lead Them”: The Bureau Goes Global

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The third chapter describes the period when the US State Department increasingly conceived dams and river basin development as vehicles of technical assistance that, if used strategically, would ... More


Ethiopia, the Bureau, and Investigations of the Blue Nile

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Along with the Litani River initiative, the Bureau’s other major international effort of the 1950s was the Blue Nile investigation in Ethiopia. This chapter begins with a discussion of the rapidly ... More


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