The Lumberman's Frontier

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: Oregon State Univ Pr
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With The Lumberman's Frontier, Thomas Cox has reconstructed a groundbreaking history that stands apart from all previous studies of American forests.

Author Biography

Thomas R. Cox is Professor Emeritus of History at San Diego State University. He earned a PhD from the University of Oregon and is a fellow and former president of the Forest History Society. He has published numerous articles on forest and environmental history and is the author of The Park Builders: The State Parks Movement in the Pacific Northwest Mills and Markets: A History of the Pacific Coast Lumber Industry to 1900; and co-author of This Well-Wooded Land: Americans and their Forests from Colonial Times to the Present.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. x
Colonists and Trees: Lumbering before the Lumberman's Frontierp. 1
The Lumberman's Frontier Emergesp. 23
The Maine Frontier at Floodtidep. 47
From Farmer-Loggers to Lumbermen in the Mid-Atlantic Statesp. 73
Lumber and Labor in the Pines: New Patterns of Conflictp. 101
New Mills, New Marketsp. 125
The Pull Floweringp. 149
Actions and Reactionsp. 191
Southern Beginningsp. 213
Bonanza Years in the Gulf Southp. 235
To the Farthest Shore—And Beyondp. 263
Into the Mountainsp. 291
The Final Frontierp. 331
Epilogue Whose Forests Are They?p. 363
Notesp. 377
A Note on Sourcesp. 513
Indexp. 519
Early Maine-New Hampshire forest frontierp. 10
Downeast in Mainep. 33
Middle Atlantic forestsp. 78
Michigan's Lower Peninsula and its lumber marketsp. 127
Wisconsin, Minnesota, and downriverp. 161
Gulf Coast pineriesp. 2l8
Bonanza South lumber frontierp. 241
Pacific Coast forest frontierp. 275
Interior Far Western pineriesp. 337
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