American Wilderness: A New History

Paperback | March 22, 2007

EditorMichael Lewis

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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 gathercompeting interpretations of wilderness in historical context.

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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 gathercompeting interpretations of wilderness in his...

Michael Lewis is an Associate Professor of History at Salisbury University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.18 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:March 22, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195174143

ISBN - 13:9780195174144

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Michael Lewis: American Wilderness--An IntroductionCh. 2. Melanie Perreault: American Wilderness and First ContactCh. 3. Mark Stoll: Religion "Irradiates" the WildernessCh. 4. Steven Stoll: Farm Against ForestCh. 5. Bradley P. Dean: Natural History, Romanticism, and ThoreauCh. 6. Angela Miller: The Fate of Wilderness in American Landscape Art: The Dilemmas of "Nature's Nation"Ch. 7. Benjamin Johnson: Wilderness Parks and Their DiscontentsCh. 8. Char Miller: A Sylvan Prospect: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and Early Twentieth-Century ConservatismCh. 9. Kimberly A. Jarvis: Gender and Wilderness ConservationCh. 10. Paul Sutter: Putting Wilderness in Context: The Interwar Origins of the Modern Wilderness IdeaCh. 11. Mark Harvey: Loving the Wild in Postwar AmericaCh. 12. Michael Lewis: Wilderness and Conservation ScienceCh. 13. Christopher Conte: Creating Wild Places from Domesticated Landscapes: The Internationalization of the American Wilderness ConceptCh. 14. James Morton Turner: The Politics of Modern WildernessDonald Worster: Epilogue: Nature, Liberty, and EqualityRecommended Readings

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"Valuable for both is synthesis and innovation. American Wilderness: A New History successfully draws together essays that explore the paradoxes and controversies that continue to plague this mercurial concept."--Robin O'Sullivan, H-Net Book Review