The Resource The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South, William Boyd

The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South, William Boyd

Label
The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South
Title
The slain wood
Title remainder
papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South
Statement of responsibility
William Boyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, William Boyd chronicles the dramatic growth of the pulp and paper industry in the American South during the twentieth century and the social and environmental changes that accompanied it. Drawing on extensive interviews and historical research, he tells the fascinating story of one of the region's most important but understudied industries. [This book] reveals how a thoroughly industrialized forest was created out of a degraded landscape, uncovers the ways in which firms tapped into informal labor markets and existing inequalities of race and class to fashion a system for delivering wood to the mills, investigates the challenges of managing large papermaking complexes, and details the ways in which mill managers and unions discriminated against black workers. It also shows how the industry's massive pollution loads significantly disrupted local environments and communities, leading to a long struggle to regulate and control that pollution. -- Inside jacket flap
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, William
Dewey number
676.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
TS 1095 .U6 B69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Industry and Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Papermaking
  • Paper industry
  • Clearing of land
  • Southern pines
  • Wood-pulp
  • Clearing of land
  • Paper industry
  • Papermaking
  • Southern pines
  • Wood-pulp
  • Southern States
Label
The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South, William Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Industrializing the Southern Forest
  • Logging the Mills
  • Making Paper
  • Appropriating the Environment
  • New South, New Nature
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 350 pages
Isbn
9781421418780
Lccn
2014047755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898334229
  • (OCoLC)ocn898334229
Label
The slain wood : papermaking and its environmental consequences in the American South, William Boyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Industrializing the Southern Forest
  • Logging the Mills
  • Making Paper
  • Appropriating the Environment
  • New South, New Nature
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 350 pages
Isbn
9781421418780
Lccn
2014047755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)898334229
  • (OCoLC)ocn898334229

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...