Thursday, October 21, 2021
The Civilian Conservation Corps not only reshaped the land but the political landscape, as well.
Neil Maher is a Professor of History in the Federated History Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University at Newark. His first book, Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008), received the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award for the best monograph in conservation history. Maher’s writing has appeared in academic journals including Modern American History, Social History, and Environmental History, as well as in more popular news outlets including the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Yes magazine. He is currently working on an environmental justice history of Newark, New Jersey.