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Yellowstone: The Creation and Selling of an American Landscape, 1870-1903

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Examines the American myths and late-Victorian values behind the movement both to preserve the Yellowstone wilderness and to extract its natural resources--codifying the ultimate American landscape.

Synopsis:

The author examines the American myths and late-Victorian values behind the movement both to preserve the Yellowstone wilderness and to extract its natural resources. He introduces the tastemakers, stewards, financiers, and boosters who jockeyed to protect the wilderness, commodify the scenery, and exploit valuable natural resources. The major cultural and economic force in the Yellowstone story was the Northern Pacific Railroad. To increase its passenger and freight traffic, the Northern Pacific simultaneously invested in tourist facilities, promoted the consumption of the scenery, and encouraged the harvesting of raw materials. Park defenders successfully battled hunters and miners within Yellowstone boundaries, but they challenged neither park tourism nor nearby industrial development.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-254) and index.

Table of Contents

A pleasureing ground — The selling of wonderland — 1883: the enterprise — The eatable parts — The march of civil improvement — Indians, animals, and Yellowstone defenders — From wonderland to ecosystem — Notes — Works cited — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826321206
Subtitle:
The Creation and Selling of an American Landscape, 1870-1903
Author:
Magoc, Christopher J.
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press ;
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Yellowstone national park
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
9.24x6.20x.69 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The author examines the American myths and late-Victorian values behind the movement both to preserve the Yellowstone wilderness and to extract its natural resources. He introduces the tastemakers, stewards, financiers, and boosters who jockeyed to protect the wilderness, commodify the scenery, and exploit valuable natural resources. The major cultural and economic force in the Yellowstone story was the Northern Pacific Railroad. To increase its passenger and freight traffic, the Northern Pacific simultaneously invested in tourist facilities, promoted the consumption of the scenery, and encouraged the harvesting of raw materials. Park defenders successfully battled hunters and miners within Yellowstone boundaries, but they challenged neither park tourism nor nearby industrial development.
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