Synopses & Reviews
Craig Allin explores here the history of wilderness preservation politics in the United States. American pioneers originally viewed the wilderness as an enemy to destroy, Allin recounts, but with the rapid decline in natural resources in the nineteenth century, citizens realized their error and began to enact revolutionary environmental policies. Allin explores the far-reaching political and economic impact of these policies, as well as their status today and their uncertain future. With its timely, cutting-edge analysis, The Politics of Wilderness Protection is must-read for environmentalists and policymakers alike.
About the Author
Craig W. Allin is professor of political science at Cornell College.
Table of Contents
Inexhaustibility: The Politics of Exploitation to 1862Taming the Continent, 1862-1916The Politics of Wilderness Preservation, 1916-1955Passage of the Wilderness Act, 1955-1964Implementation of the Wilderness ActLegacy of the Wilderness Act: The New Mood in CongressAlaska: The Last FrontierEpilogue: Wilderness Policy for the 1980s and BeyondEpilogue to the 2008 EditionAppendix A: The 1964 Wilderness ActAppendix B: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, Section 17(d)