New Guardians for the Golden Gate: How America Got a Great National Park / Edition 1

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Overview


National parks are a distinctively American idea. But it takes people to make them happen. This unique, insider's account tells how Bay Area activists forged bipartisan local and national support for an unprecedented campaign to create a great new national park. In 1970, beginning with the former Army lands originally reserved to protect San Francisco Bay, the grassroots People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area succeeded in preserving all of the spectacular land that frames the Golden Gate.

Spanning more than thirty eventful years, Amy Meyer tells the story of how dedicated citizens, including visionary conservationist Edgar Wayburn, master politician Phillip Burton, and a battalion of lesser-known but key allies made our democratic system work for the common good and won their fight to save these dramatic and historic lands for all of the American people. Pictures by noted California photographers capture the park’s grandeur and new activities. New Guardians for the Golden Gate tells how a bold vision, dedicated citizens, and a variety of old and new conservation strategies saved these magnificent lands for all time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520235342
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 8/14/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author


Amy Meyer is co-chair of People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Randolph Delehanty, PhD, is a historian and author.
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Table of Contents


List of Maps and Plates
Foreword
Preface
Introduction

1. Space Available
2. Piecemeal Conservation in the 1960s
3. A Neighborhood Issue Becomes Much Bigger
4. Organized Advocacy
5. A Year and Two Months
6. Victory in Congress: A Park for the People
7. A New Park Emerges
8. Expanding the Park
9. On a New Political Frontier
10. Sustaining the Vision
11. Safe Harbor for Old Ships
12. The National Park Next Door
13. From Post to Park: The Transformation of the Presidio

Afterword
Notes
Index

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