In this exhaustively researched book, Georgie Boge and Margie Boge analyze the issues and controversies surrounding the preservation of Civil War battlefield sites, and offer a pragmatic development program designed to accommodate the needs of both historic preservation and economic growth. Not only do they provide a framework for developing actual preservation strategies, they show how important historical, cultural, and natural resources can be preserved with economic benefit to the community.
After exploring the special importance of battlefield sites to the nation, the Boges discuss existing policies for preservation. Through extensive case studies, they demonstrate the inadequacies of current mechanisms, and present a detailed policy program that could effectively protect the remaining land, and also help save other historically or culturally significant sites.
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Paving Over the Past began as a senior thesis at Princeton University, concerning the political battle that occurred in 1988 when the Manassas Battlefield was slated to be paved over. (The campaign of 1988 for battlefield preservation became known as "The 3rd Battle of Manassas" -- a play on words as "The 2nd Battle of Manassas" occurred in 1862 during the Civil War, and was where General Robert E. Lee's headquarters had been located.)
Georgie Boge and Margie Holder Boge were students at Oxford and Princeton when they began this project.
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Book Description Island Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111559631929
Book Description Island Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1559631929