Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 (2020)

Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 Ronald L. Lewis Transforming the Appalachian Countryside Railroads Deforestation and Social Change in West Virginia In ancient growth forest still covered two thirds of West Virginia but by the s lumbermen had denuded the entire region Ronald Lewis explores the transformation in these mountain counties p
  • Title: Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920
  • Author: Ronald L. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780807847060
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 Ronald L. Lewis In 1880, ancient growth forest still covered two thirds of West Virginia, but by the 1920s lumbermen had denuded the entire region Ronald Lewis explores the transformation in these mountain counties precipitated by deforestation As the only state that lies entirely within the Appalachian region, West Virginia provides an ideal site for studying the broader social impactIn 1880, ancient growth forest still covered two thirds of West Virginia, but by the 1920s lumbermen had denuded the entire region Ronald Lewis explores the transformation in these mountain counties precipitated by deforestation As the only state that lies entirely within the Appalachian region, West Virginia provides an ideal site for studying the broader social impact of deforestation in Appalachia, the South, and the eastern United States Eventually, even ardent supporters of industrialization had reason to contemplate the consequences of unregulated exploitation Once the timber was gone, the mills closed and the railroads pulled up their tracks leaving behind an environmental disaster and a new class of marginalized rural poor to confront the worst depression in American history.
Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920 Ronald L. Lewis

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One thought on “Transforming the Appalachian Countryside: Railroads, Deforestation, and Social Change in West Virginia, 1880-1920

  1. Matthew

    If you read one book about Appalachian history and how it got the wat it is, read this book Blatant greed and exploitation ravaged the virgin forests of central Appalachia, and the repercussions led to the creation of several national forests The destruction of the headwaters led to extreme cases of acidic water reaching eastern cities, and this historical example should read like a cautionary tale, instead it is ignored and now headwater streams are being covered up by mining operations Ronald [...]

  2. Scott

    If you ve ever wondered why the trees around you are so small, this book will probably answer your question.

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