Maher 1

the idea that became the CCC was a combination of a number of significant movements at the time
Franklin Roosevelt's approach to forestry was very much sustained yield--conservationist
and reliance on experts in forestry and agriculture--progressive

Roosevelt believed that young urban men could best be helped by taking them to the country
in the 1920s the country was mostly seen as backwards, though there was some nostalgia for rural life
but the depression led to a small back to the land movement among both liberals and conservatives

p. 31 changing strategies of social control

this led to the idea that getting out of the city would make young people better

boy scouts

Key example--Boy Scouts

In 1931, Roosevelt as governor of New York steered relief programs towards reforestation

Relief by sending young men to the countryside was good politics, popular with both urban and rural voters and with both liberals and conservatives