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Lincoln and the Natural Environment.


Lincoln and the Natural Environment

James Tackach

Southern Illinois University Press


149 pages



Concise Lincoln Library


Tackach views Abraham Lincoln's life through an environmental lens in his new book which covers both Lincoln's lifetime and the country's environmental history. At 22, Lincoln, the farm boy, left behind a very close relationship with the environment boy and moved into law and politics, and urban landscapes. Although preoccupied by the War, as President, he took the time to sign progressive environmental legislation that included the Yosemite Valley Grant Act, reorganized the Department of Agriculture, created land grand colleges, and signed the Homestead Act. Along with Congress, Lincoln put into place policies and practices that aimed to preserve forests and other natural landscapes, and which set a standard for presidents to come. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Feb 1, 2019
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