"The Ecology of Erasure: Soil Erosion, Landscape Conservation, and the Greening of the South | James Lewis | Page: Lectures Etc. | Indy Week
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"The Ecology of Erasure: Soil Erosion, Landscape Conservation, and the Greening of the South 

When: Wed., Nov. 11, 5-6:30 p.m. 2015
Phone: 919-682-9319
Email: james.lewis@foresthistory.org
Price: Free
By the time of the Great Depression, two centuries of tobacco and cotton cultivation had left the South’s landscape wracked by massive soil erosion. But in the decades after World War II, in what was famously called the “greening of the South,” soil erosion’s scars became hidden beneath a mantle of trees, obscuring one of the most important stories in American environmental history. Environmental historian Paul Sutter will explore this complex process – what he calls “the ecology of erasure” – and the hidden history that connected soil erosion and forest conservation in the region. Book signing to follow.
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