Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940

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University of Washington Press, 1999 - History - 416 pages
Landscapes of Promise is the first comprehensive environmental history of the early years of a state that has long been associated with environmental protection. Covering the period from early human habitation to the end of World War II, William Robbins shows that the reality of Oregon's environmental history involves far more than a discussion of timber cutting and land-use planning.
 

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Contents

The Essence of Place
3
The Early Historic Period
21
The Native Ecological Context
23
The Great Divide
50
Settler Occupation and the Advent of Industrialism
79
Prescripting the Landscape
81
Technology and Abundance
110
Into the Hinterland
142
Natures Industries and the Rhetoric of Industrialism
179
Industrializing the Woodlands
205
Engineering Nature
238
Toward Systemic Change
267
One Moment in Time
296
Notes
311
Bibliography
355
Index
377

Extending the Industrial Infrastructure
177

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Peter Kunstadter is recently retired from the University of California, San Francisco.

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