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American Wilderness: A New History

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This collected volume of original essays proposes to address the state of scholarship on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of Americans responses to wilderness from first contact to the present. While not bringing a synthetic narrative to wilderness, the volume will gather competing interpretations of wilderness in historical context.

About the Author

Michael Lewis is Associate Professor of History, Salisbury University

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. American Wilderness--An Introduction, Michael Lewis

Ch. 2. American Wilderness and First Contact, Melanie Perreault

Ch. 3. Religion "Irradiates" the Wilderness, Mark Stoll

Ch. 4. Farm Against Forest, Steven Stoll

Ch. 5. Natural History, Romanticism, and Thoreau, Bradley P. Dean

Ch. 6. The Fate of Wilderness in American Landscape Art: The Dilemmas of "Nature's Nation", Angela Miller

Ch. 7. Wilderness Parks and Their Discontents, Benjamin Johnson

Ch. 8. A Sylvan Prospect: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and Early Twentieth-Century Conservatism, Char Miller

Ch. 9. Gender and Wilderness Conservation, Kimberly A. Jarvis

Ch. 10. Putting Wilderness in Context: The Interwar Origins of the Modern Wilderness Idea, Paul Sutter

Ch. 11. Loving the Wild in Postwar America, Mark Harvey

Ch. 12. Wilderness and Conservation Science, Michael Lewis

Ch. 13. Creating Wild Places from Domesticated Landscapes: The Internationalization of the American Wilderness Concept, Christopher Conte

Ch. 14. The Politics of Modern Wilderness, James Morton Turner

Epilogue: Nature, Liberty, and Equality, Donald Worster

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780195174144
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Lewis, Michael
Author:
Lewis, Michael
Author:
null, Michael
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
History, Other | Environmental History
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Public opinion -- United States.
Subject:
United States Environmental conditions.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 halftones
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.14x6.29x.80 in. .94 lbs.

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