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Nature, Business, and Community in North Carolina's Green Swamp

Tycho de Boer


This environmental history underscores the uneasy balance between conservation and commerce. By using North Carolina's Green Swamp as a case study, the book illustrates the struggle of a rural area trying to preserve its natural environment while encouraging economic growth. It highlights the complex relationship between the swamp, located in the extreme southeast corner of the state, local inhabitants, and outside entrepreneurs. The book traces the growth of agriculture and the turpentine and lumber industries from the mid-seventeenth century to the present, and examines their impact, includi ... More

Keywords: conservation, commerce, North Carolina's Green Swamp, natural environment, economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032481
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032481.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tycho de Boer, author
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota