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That Magnificent Army of Youth and Peace: The Civilian Conservation Corps in North Carolina, 1933-1942 Paperback – November 30, 2007


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  • Paperback: 167 pages
  • Publisher: North Carolina Office of Archives and History; 1ST edition (November 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865263299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865263291
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,816,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Harley E. Jolley is professor emeritus of history at Mars Hill College.

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Professor Jolley has written an excellent treatment of the CCC across a state, only surpassed by Charles Melzer's New Mexico book "Coming of Age in the Great Depression." Jolley has mined his archival sources well giving us a clear, well organized and thorough look at the CCC in North Carolina. Excellent photos. He does an excellent job of treating the topic of African Americans in the CCC as well as Native Americans. Putting together a complete list of CCC camps like this author's is a difficult job, as I can testify having done this for Arizona and Colorado. Excellent use of oral history interviews.
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If you have no idea of the condition of the environment in the 1930's and the scope of contribution of the CCC and WPA to improve it, this is the book for you. It will show you how man can improve the environment after having neglected it for a long time. And it shows how governmental intervention and resources change lives for the better, not only for the current generation but for those to come.

The book is very textbookish at times with facts and details, but in the end the scope of what was accomplished by the CCC and WPA is inspiring.

It also shows that while many areas were resistance to the government intervention in the beginning, most areas were clammering for the support when they saw the changes that were occurring in the early implementation areas.

This is almost a forgotten generation and something that people who oppose governmental spending do not want you to know.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruth McDaniel on May 25, 2013
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I bought the book as a gift and as a new book and it had an autograph to someone inside the cover. It was not new.
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