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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

A spiritual desire for environmental preservation

Barnhill reveals a deep spiritual and emotional connection to environmental preservation. He worries that humanity is a "cancer" and sees wildness as the essence of humanity: if we destroy it, we destroy ourselves. By destroying wild areas with development, people eliminate the opportunities that helped the wildlife in the area to evolve. Barnhill suggests that development threatens both people and the natural world with what in this excerpt he calls "fragmentation."

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Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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