Who Owns America? Social Conflict Over Property Rights
- List Price: $19.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
- Publish date: 11/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780299159900
- ISBN10: 0299159906
Land use authority Harvey Jacobs has gathered a provocative collection of perspectives from eighteen contributors in the fields of law, history, anthropology, economics, sociology, forestry, and environmental studies. Who Owns America? begins with the popular view of land ownership as seen though the television show Bonanza! It examines public regulation of private land; public land management; the roles culture and ethnic values play in land use; and concludes with Jacobs' title essay.
Who Owns America? is a powerful and illuminating exploration of the very certain that makes us Americans. Its broad set of theoretical and historical perspectives will fascinate historians, environmental activists, policy makers, and all who care deeply about the land we share.