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Reasonable Use : The People, the Environment, and the State, New England 1790-1930 - John T. Cumbler

Reasonable Use

The People, the Environment, and the State, New England 1790-1930

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780195138139
Number Of Pages: 288

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This text is a study of the impact of industrialization and urbanization on the environment of New England in general and the Connecticut River Valley in particular, and of the varied public responses to the change engendered by the impact. Part one begins with a look at the early ways of life in the valley such as the struggle to extract a living and the transformation away from settled agriculture. Part two looks at the responses to these changes and into the roots of emerging social, economic, and political conflicts in the region. Part three argues that out of these conflicts emerged the idea of the state as mediating influence.

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Cumbler has guided us closer to the headwaters of environmental politics in our own time. * The Journal of American History *

Reasonable Usep. 2
Introduction The Environment, the People, and the State: The Connecticut River Valley, 1790-1930p. 3
The Connecticut Valley, 1790-1830p. 11
From Villages to Mill Townsp. 33
Cities and Industry, Sewage and Wastep. 49
Views of the Public Goodp. 63
The Moderate Approachp. 79
The Radical Approachp. 103
Cooperation, Conflict, and Reactionp. 119
The Battle over Pollutionp. 131
Most Beautiful Sewerp. 147
Farmers, Fishers, and Sportsmenp. 161
New England, the Nation, and Usp. 181
Notesp. 193
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780195138139
ISBN-10: 0195138139
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58

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