Paving Over the Past
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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.
Chapter 1. Civil War Battlefield Preservation: The Dilemma
Chapter 2. Early Preservation Efforts
Chapter 3. The Current Preservation Landscape: An Example of Flawed Public Policy
Chapter 4. Battlefield Preservation in Virginia
Chapter 5. The Costs and Benefits of Battlefield Preservation
Chapter 6. A Battlefield Preservation Policy
Appendix A: NPS Civil War Battlefield and Fort Sites, 1861 to 1865
Appendix B: Federal Historic Preservation Regulations and Alternative Federal Preservation Programs
Appendix C: Civil War Battlefields Requiring Protection
Appendix D: The Secretary of the Interior's Twenty-Five Priority Civil War Battlefields, July 1990
Appendix E: APCWS Activities
Appendix F: Organizations and Individuals Associated with Battlefield Preservation