The Resource Remaking Wormsloe Plantation : the environmental history of a Lowcountry landscape, Drew A. Swanson., (ebook)

Remaking Wormsloe Plantation : the environmental history of a Lowcountry landscape, Drew A. Swanson., (ebook)

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Remaking Wormsloe Plantation : the environmental history of a Lowcountry landscape
Title
Remaking Wormsloe Plantation
Title remainder
the environmental history of a Lowcountry landscape
Statement of responsibility
Drew A. Swanson.
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Language
eng
Summary
Why do we preserve certain landscapes while developing others without restraint? Drew A. Swanson's in-depth look at Wormsloe plantation, located on the salt marshes outside of Savannah, Georgia, explores that question while revealing the broad historical forces that have shaped the low country South. Wormsloe is one of the most historic and ecologically significant stretches of the Georgia coast. It has remained in the hands of one family from 1736, when Georgia's Trustees granted it to Noble Jones, through the 1970s, when much of Wormsloe was ceded to Georgia for the creation of a state historic site. It has served as a guard post against aggression from Spanish Florida; a node in an emerging cotton economy connected to far-flung places like Lancashire and India; a retreat for pleasure and leisure; and a carefully maintained historic site and green space. Like many low country places, Wormsloe is inextricably tied to regional, national, and global environments and is the product of transatlantic exchanges. Swanson argues that while visitors to Wormsloe value what they perceive to be an "authentic," undisturbed place, this landscape is actually the product of aggressive management over generations. He also finds that Wormsloe is an ideal place to get at hidden stories, such as African American environmental and agricultural knowledge, conceptions of health and disease, the relationship between manual labor and views of nature, and the ties between historic preservation and natural resource conservation. Remaking Wormsloe Plantation connects this distinct Georgia place to the broader world, adding depth and nuance to the understanding of our own conceptions of nature and history
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Midwest
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1979-
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Swanson, Drew A.
Dewey number
975.8/724
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Environmental history and the American South
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  • Electronic books
  • Wormsloe Plantation Site (Ga.)
  • Wormsloe Plantation Site (Ga.)
  • Plantations
  • Plantation life
  • Landscapes
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Landscape changes
  • Archaeology and history
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
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adult
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Remaking Wormsloe Plantation : the environmental history of a Lowcountry landscape, Drew A. Swanson., (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780820343778
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12442871
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remote
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MWT12442871
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Remaking Wormsloe Plantation : the environmental history of a Lowcountry landscape, Drew A. Swanson., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820343778
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12442871
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12442871
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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