The Resource "All boy built" : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939, edited by Kenneth J. Bindas, (electronic resource)

"All boy built" : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939, edited by Kenneth J. Bindas, (electronic resource)

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"All boy built" : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939
Title
"All boy built"
Title remainder
the Civilian Conservation Corps and the construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kenneth J. Bindas
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Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1933, the United States was in the midst of the worst economic calamity it had ever experienced. Newly inaugurated president Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to approve funding allowing legions of out-of-work young men to find employment reclaiming and developing the nation's natural spaces. The Civilian Conservation Corps became a reality in April 1933 and forever changed the way the American people viewed their parks, rivers, lakes, and other natural areas. This book tells the story of the CCC's construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, which today is part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in Northeast Ohio. Four hundred and thirty acres of farmland came under the control of the Akron Metropolitan Park District and its director-secretary, Harold Wagner, who immediately applied to the federal government to establish a CCC camp there with the aim of creating a natural recreation landscape open to the public. Author Kenneth Bindas and seven of his students from Kent State University drew upon a wide variety of government documents, oral histories, and other primary sources to place the construction of the Reserve within the larger context of modernism and the emerging 1930s movements whose goals were to protect and open up natural areas. As a case study, the construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve provides an example of the design, manipulation, and construction used to create so many Civilian Conservation Corps environments. The book is filled with historic photographs showing the process of construction, and contemporary photos by Marina Vladova visually detail the lush nature that families, hikers, runners, bikers, and naturalists enjoy today
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YDXCP
Dewey number
977.1/31
Index
no index present
LC call number
F497.C95
LC item number
A44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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adult
"All boy built" : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939, edited by Kenneth J. Bindas, (electronic resource)
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"All boy built" : the Civilian Conservation Corps and the construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1939, edited by Kenneth J. Bindas, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Entering the Reserve / Kenneth J. Bindas -- The CCC Comes to Virginia Kendall Reserve / Kenneth J. Bindas, David Busch, Stephanie Vincent, and Colleen Benoit -- Works Built Better Men / Kenneth J. Bindas, Vincent, Lindsey Calderwood, and Meredith Soeder -- Creating Nature / Kenneth J. Bindas, Meredith Soeder, and Michelle Curran -- Leisure Is Learning / Kenneth J. Bindas, Michelle Curran, Colleen Benoit, and Andrea Houser -- Conclusion: Walking Today / Kenneth J. Bindas, David Busch, Andrea Houser, and Lindsey Calderwood
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ocn861212480
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Extent
1 online resource (pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612776811
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) f861212480
  • (CaAE) f861212480

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