American Wilderness: A New History

Michael Lewis
Oxford University Press, 08.03.2007 - 304 Seiten
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.

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American Wilderness and First Contact
Religion Irradiates the Wilderness
Farm against Forest
Natural History Romanticism and Thoreau
The Fate of Wilderness in American Landscape
Wilderness Parks and Their Discontents
A Sylvan Prospect
Putting Wilderness in Context
Loving the Wild in Postwar America
Wilderness and Conservation Science
Creating Wild Places from Domesticated Landscapes
The Politics of Modern Wilderness
Nature Liberty and Equality
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Michael Lewis is Associate Professor of History, Salisbury University.

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