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/ LANDSCAPE: The Evolution of CCC Conservation

Neil M. Maher

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306019
eISBN:
9780199867820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306019.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two analyzes CCC conservation projects on a national scale, and links the landscape changes caused by such work to both a broadening of conservationist concerns and to Franklin Roosevelt's ... More


The Gospel of the Soil: Soil Conservation and Environmental Stewardship

Kevin M. Lowe

in Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190249458
eISBN:
9780190249472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249458.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the ethical and spiritual underpinnings of Protestant agrarianism. During the Depression, Protestant agrarians began to articulate a strong conservationist ethic devoted to ... More


Soil as Sustenance

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter is an overview on soil sustainability and conservation. Soil is the Earth, supporting life and nourishing its growth, containing both mineral fragments and millions of microorganisms ... More


Going, Going, Gone! The Four Wastelands Auction Policy

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Deals with wasteland and related policies. In order to exploit wasteland resources, the central government launched the so-called Four Wastelands Auction Policy. This policy was hailed as a ... More


Struggling Toward a New Deal Land Policy: The Agrarian Action Programs and Beyond, 1933–1938

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses some direct-action or economic-action programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) “action agencies” from 1933 to 1938, before the New Deal. In 1933, the USDA's ... More


Sovereignty and Soil: Collective and Wage Labor in Rural Haiti

Scott Freeman

in Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062266
eISBN:
9780813051987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062266.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

“Sovereignty and Soil” analyses how agricultural labor and the non-adoption of soil conservation strategies becomes a site of resistance to the impositions of foreign aid. Throughout Haiti’s ... More


Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Jess Gilbert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Late in the 1930s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set up a national network of local organizations that joined farmers with public administrators, adult-educators, and social scientists. The aim ... More


Cultivating the Colonies: Agriculture, Development, and Environment

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

One of the central aims of colonial rule was the ‘development’ of Europe’s overseas territories. The key focal point was agriculture, which was the fundamental basis of most tropical economies. Yet ... More


Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America

Kevin M. Lowe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190249458
eISBN:
9780190249472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249458.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book is a history of the Protestant commitment to rural America. It shows how mainline Protestant churches and ecumenical organizations came together in the twentieth century in opposition to ... More


* Re-Greening the Sahel: Linking Adaptation to Climate Change, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development in Drylands

Chris Reij

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on forest recovery in Niger, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Although Niger is perceived as environmentally degraded and in permanent crisis, there has been large-scale ... More


Monitoring Agricultural Drought in Russia

Alexander D. Kleschenko and Erodi K. Zoidze

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0024
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Drought has been posing serious problems for agricultural production in Russia. A well-known Russian scientist, Vavilov (1931), noted that droughts characterize Russian farming. Recently, in some ... More


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