The Slain Wood: Papermaking and Its Environmental Consequences in the American South

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When the paper industry moved into the South in the 1930s, it confronted a region in the midst of an economic and environmental crisis. Entrenched poverty, stunted labor markets, vast stretches of cutover lands, and severe soil erosion prevailed across the southern states. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, pine trees had become the region's number one cash crop, and the South dominated national and international production of pulp and paper based on the intensive cultivation of timber. In The Slain Wood , ...

The Slain Wood: Papermaking and Its Environmental Consequences in the American South 2015, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421418780

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