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Title Who owns America? : social conflict over property rights / edited by Harvey M. Jacobs.
Imprint Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [1998]

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Subject Land tenure -- United States.
Land tenure -- Government policy -- United States.
Right of property -- United States.
Eminent domain -- United States.
Public lands -- United States -- Management.
Land use -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Alt Name Jacobs, Harvey Martin, 1952-
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 268 pages) : maps
Note Includes selected papers from a conference held in 1995.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Rousseau's revenge / Daniel W. Bromley -- The "wisdom," but uncertain future, of the wise use movement / Harvey M. Jacobs -- Private property rights with responsibilities / Donald Last -- Turning NEPA on its head / Richard Castelnuovo -- Land tenure, land policy, and the property rights debate / Keith D. Wiebe, Abebayehu Tegene, and Betsey Kuhn -- Markets and ethics in U.S. property law / Arthur McEvoy -- Leaving the land behind / Jess Gilbert and Alice O'Connor -- Ecosystem management / Charles C. Geisler and Barbara L. Bedford -- Cultural dimensions of land tenure in the United States / Sonya Salamon -- Forest tenure and cultural landscapes / Lynne Heasley and Raymond P. Guries -- Land tenure and ecosystem management in Indian country / Ronald L. Trosper -- Political economy of land tenure / John Gaventa.
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Summary "I can hardly think of a topic in land use policy, or indeed in environmental policy in general, more timely and important than the one addressed in this book. Who Owns America? is an important contribution to the field."--Robert G. Healy, professor of env.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 0585081077 (electronic bk.)
9780585081076 (electronic bk.)
9780299159931 (electronic bk.)
0299159930 (electronic bk.)
0299159906 (alk. paper)
0299159949 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780299159900 (alk. paper)
9780299159948 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44961451
Additional Format Print version: Who owns America?. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1998 0299159906 (DLC) 98003321 (OCoLC)38527758
Table of Contents
 Maps and Tables 
 Introduction. Bonanza! The Unasked Questions: Domestic Land Tenure through International Lenses / Louise Fortmann3
Pt. IPrivate Property Rights and the Public Interest 
 1Rousseau's Revenge: The Demise of the Freehold Estate / Daniel W. Bromley19
 2The "Wisdom," but Uncertain Future, of the Wise Use Movement / Harvey M. Jacobs29
 3Private Property Rights with Responsibilities: What Would Thomas Jefferson Say about the "Wise Use" Movement? / Donald Last45
 4Turning NEPA on Its Head: Assessments That Advance Property Rights at the Expense of the Environment / Richard Castelnuovo54
Pt. IIPrivate Interests in Public Lands 
 5Land Tenure, Land Policy, and the Property Rights Debate / Keith D. Wiebe, Abebayehu Tegene, Betsey Kuhn79
 6Markets and Ethics in U.S. Property Law / Arthur McEvoy94
 7Leaving the Land Behind: Struggles for Land Reform in U.S. Federal Policy, 1933-1965 / Jess Gilbert, Alice O'Connor114
 8Ecosystem Management: Who's Entitled? / Charles C. Geisler, Barbara L. Bedford131
Pt. IIILand, Culture, and Place 
 9Cultural Dimensions of Land Tenure in the United States / Sonya Salamon159
 10Forest Tenure and Cultural Landscapes: Environmental Histories in the Kickapoo Valley / Lynne Heasley, Raymond P. Guries182
 11Land Tenure and Ecosystem Management in Indian Country / Ronald L. Trosper208
 12The Political Economy of Land Tenure: Appalachia and the Southeast / John Gaventa227
 Conclusion: Who Owns America? / Harvey M. Jacobs245

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