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The Resource The conservation constitution : the conservation movement and constitutional change, 1870-1930, Kimberly K. Smith

The conservation constitution : the conservation movement and constitutional change, 1870-1930, Kimberly K. Smith

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The conservation constitution : the conservation movement and constitutional change, 1870-1930
Title
The conservation constitution
Title remainder
the conservation movement and constitutional change, 1870-1930
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly K. Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the course of the twentieth century, the United States emerged as a global leader in conservation policy-negotiating the first international conservation treaties, pioneering the idea of the national park, and leading the world in creating a modern environmental regulatory regime. And yet, this is a country famously committed to the ideals of limited government, decentralization, and strong protection of property rights. How these contradictory values have been reconciled, not always successfully, is what Kimberly K. Smith sets out to explain in The Conservation Constitution-a book that brings to light the roots of contemporary constitutional conflict over environmental policy.In the mid-nineteenth century, most Progressive Era conservation policies would have been considered unconstitutional. Smith traces how, between 1870 and 1930, the conservation movement reshaped constitutional doctrine to its purpose-how, specifically, courts and lawyers worked to expand government authority to manage wildlife, forest and water resources, and pollution. Her work, which highlights a number of important Supreme Court decisions often overlooked in accounts of this period, brings the history of environmental management more fully into the story of the US Constitution. At the same time, illuminating the doctrinal innovation in the Progressives' efforts, her book reveals the significance of constitutional history to an understanding of the government's role in environmental management." --
  • "In The Conservation Constitution, Kim Smith examines how the Progressive Era conservation movement shaped constitutional doctrine. Most Progressive policies aimed at protecting natural resources would have been considered unconstitutional in the mid-nineteenth century. But by 1920, constitutional objections to the new conservation regime had been met and governmental authority to manage natural resources was written into constitutional law. Smith seeks to answer a central question - how did constitutional doctrine evolve to accommodate this expansion of government power over the environment - by exploring the evolution of constitutional doctrine supporting wildlife conservation, forest conservation, and pollution control, from the late nineteenth century through the 1920s. She highlights a string of important Supreme Court decisions usually overlooked in histories of this period, including Geer v. Connecticut, Light v. United States, United States v. Grimaud, Missouri v. Holland, Hunt v. United States, Missouri v. Illinois, and Georgia v. Tennessee Copper Co"--
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1966-
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Smith, Kimberly K.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5505
LC item number
.S65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Environment and society
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  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Constitutional history
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Constitutional history
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • United States
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The conservation constitution : the conservation movement and constitutional change, 1870-1930, Kimberly K. Smith
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Federalizing pollution control
  • The
  • Conservation movement's constitutional legacy
  • State wildlife conservation
  • The
  • Road to Missouri v. Holland
  • Forest conservation in the states
  • Western forest reserves
  • Eastern forest reserves
  • Managing federal lands
  • State and local pollution control
Control code
1096343256
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780700628445
Lccn
2019007131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096343256
Label
The conservation constitution : the conservation movement and constitutional change, 1870-1930, Kimberly K. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Federalizing pollution control
  • The
  • Conservation movement's constitutional legacy
  • State wildlife conservation
  • The
  • Road to Missouri v. Holland
  • Forest conservation in the states
  • Western forest reserves
  • Eastern forest reserves
  • Managing federal lands
  • State and local pollution control
Control code
1096343256
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780700628445
Lccn
2019007131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096343256

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