American Wilderness: A New History / Edition 1

American Wilderness: A New History / Edition 1

by Michael Lewis
     
 

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.See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195174144
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
486,940
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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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