American Wilderness: A New History

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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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Inhalt

American Wilderness An Introduction
3
American Wilderness and First Contact
15
Religion Irradiates the Wilderness
35
Farm against Forest
55
Natural History Romanticism and Thoreau
73
The Fate of Wilderness in American Landscape Art The Dilemmas of Natures Nation
91
Wilderness Parks and Their Discontents
113
A Sylvan Prospect John Muir Gifford Pinchot and Early TwentiethCentury Conservationism
131
Putting Wilderness in Context The Interwar Origins of the Modern Wilderness Idea
167
Loving the Wild in Postwar America
187
Wilderness and Conservation Science
205
Creating Wild Places from Domesticated Landscapes The Internationalization of the American Wilderness Concept
223
The Politics of Modern Wilderness
243
Nature Liberty and Equality
263
Recommended Readings
273
Index
281

Gender and Wilderness Conservation
149

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Über den Autor (2007)

Michael Lewis is Associate Professor of History, Salisbury University.

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