Absentee landowning and exploitation in West Virginia, 1760-1920 / Barbara Rasmussen

Author(s): Rasmussen, Barbara, 1947-
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Subjects: Land use--Virginia--History
Land use--West Virginia--History
Land tenure--Virginia--History
Land tenure--West Virginia--History
Absentee landlordism--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c1994
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: 222 p. : maps ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1. Imperial Politics: Early Speculators and the Leather Stocking Assault upon Virginia's Transmontane 16
2. Settler Politics: Jostling for Place and Power in the Brand-New West 29
3. Backcountry Politics: Planter Economics and Frustrations in the West 45
4. Robber Baron Politics: Tax Breaks for Industry and Legislated Defeat for Western Residents 56
5. Pufferbilly Politics: Coal Dust, Sawdust, and Cinders on the Farmland 74
6. Farmer Politics: Life and Work with and without Coal, with and without Absentees 90
7. Champagne Politics: Scrambling for Every Tree, Crushing Every Foe 101
8. Reform Politics: Tariff Woes and West Virginia's Backwoods Campaign 115
9. Pulp and Paper Politics: Swashbuckling through the Forest and Poaching the Game 126
10. Federal Politics: Conservation, Reforestation, and Economic Gridlock 138
11. Ptolemaic Politics: Copernican Thinking and Changing the Political Paradigms 153
Notes 163
Bibliography 189
Index 209
Notes: LCCN: 94005096
ISBN: 0813118808 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 30078577
ISBN/ISSN: 0813118808