America's National Monuments: The Politics of Preservation

America's National Monuments: The Politics of Preservation

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by Hal K. Rothman
     
 

Rothman traces the evolution of federal preservation. He shows how laws, policies, personalities, personal and bureaucratic rivalries, and a changing cultural climate affected preservation efforts. he illustrates how the national park system has functioned and changed over the years as public officials have tried to implements federal policy at the grassroots level

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Overview

Rothman traces the evolution of federal preservation. He shows how laws, policies, personalities, personal and bureaucratic rivalries, and a changing cultural climate affected preservation efforts. he illustrates how the national park system has functioned and changed over the years as public officials have tried to implements federal policy at the grassroots level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700606726
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Series:
Development of Western Resources Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Map

Abbreviations

1. The Sequoia Stone Dish Incident

2. Pothunters and Professors

3. The Antiquities Act

4. The First Monuments

5. "Warning Sign" Preservation

6. Second-Class Sites

7. Boss Pinkley's Domain

8. Turf Wars

9. The New Deal and the National Monuments

10. History and the National Monuments

11. The Antiquities Act and the Modern Park System

Appendix: Chronology of National Monument Establishment

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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