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Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Mark David Spence

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142433
eISBN:
9780199848812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142433.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the ideal of wilderness preservation in the United States from the antebellum era to the first half of the twentieth century, showing how the early conception of the wilderness as ... More


Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Hal K. Rothman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

National parks have played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks have been ... More


A Decade of Transformation: The New Deal and Fire Policy

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the impact of the New Deal on fire management. The New Deal provided the resources that changed the context in which the National Park Service operated. Federal largesse ... More


Allowing Fire in the National Park System

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on a revolution in the National Park Service's fire policy. The agency decided to allow fires at national parks to “run their course” so long as they stayed within ... More


Managing Fire

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at developments of new fire management models during the 1970s and 1980s. Across the national park system, fire management planning moved to the forefront. A significant number of ... More


Ecology and the Limits of Suppression in the Postwar Era

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses fire suppression after the Second World War. Fire suppression and a growing interest in the use of fire as a management tool collided, highlighted by new experiences within the ... More


Fighting Fire on Horseback: The Military in the National Parks, 1872–1916

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses fire suppression at national parks by the military beginning in 1886. The military officers who served as the superintendents of the park recognized fire as their greatest ... More


The Development of a Fire Management Structure

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on early fire management efforts of the National Park Service (NPS). Since its establishment in 1916, the NPS lacked the resources to deal with any major fire. The agency also ... More


Yellowstone and the Politics of Disaster

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the implications of the fire at Yellowstone National Park in the summer 1988. The fire shattered the existing fire management program, illustrating not only the boundaries ... More


The Legacies of Hetch Hetchy

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The legacies of Hetch Hetchy are numerous. Without the fight, American national parks might be administered by the US Forest Service. The fight was instrumental in the passage of the National Parks ... More


Dying Americans: Race, Extinction, and Conservation in the New World

Sadiah Qureshi

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Early modern writers had long noted the apparent decimation of some indigenous peoples. However, such discussions took on a new and urgent form in the nineteenth century as a new scientific ... More


The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Robert W. Righter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the story of water, a valley, and a city. The city was San Francisco, the valley was Hetch Hetchy, and the waters were from the Tuolumne River watershed, located within Yosemite National ... More


“And for the Turtles!”: International Conservation Efforts

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

By the 1960s, Carr's activities for international sea turtle conservation developed along several pathways. The Caribbean Conservation Corporation and support from the US Navy facilitated Operation ... More


The Hazard of New Fortunes: Outlet, Cerro Grande, and the Twenty‐First Century

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the National Park Service's fire management policy after the 1988 Yellowstone fire. The NPS' efforts to mitigate fire and to plan for its management throughout the national ... More


Enclosing Nature in North Africa: National Parks and the Politics of Environmental History

Diana K. Davis

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

As the French conquered North Africa, they fabricated a tale of environmental change that held local North African populations, especially nomads, responsible for ruining what was widely believed in ... More


/ LANDSCAPE: The Evolution of CCC Conservation

Neil M. Maher

in Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Enviromental Movement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306019
eISBN:
9780199867820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306019.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Two analyzes CCC conservation projects on a national scale, and links the landscape changes caused by such work to both a broadening of conservationist concerns and to Franklin Roosevelt's ... More


Believing in Yellowstone: The Moralization of Nature and the Creation of America’s Eden

Justin Farrell

in The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164342
eISBN:
9781400866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164342.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how materially instrumental or utilitarian aspects of social life can acquire moral and religious meanings. It argues that the use of natural resources in Yellowstone underwent a ... More


Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas

Ben Campbell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198078524
eISBN:
9780199082278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Himalayas have iconic status in the global biosphere, but how well understood are the relationships between Himalayan people and their environment? How can anthropological approaches to the ... More


Introduction: The National Parks and Fire

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of changing thoughts regarding fires at national parks. In 1926, the idea of igniting fire in a national park was anathema. By 1965, fire was on its ... More


First Wilderness: America's Wonderland and Indian Removal from Yellowstone National Park

Mark David Spence

in Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142433
eISBN:
9780199848812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142433.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates that Yellowstone provides the first example of removing a native population in order to “preserve” nature. As an empty, seemingly untouched landscape, Yellowstone represents ... More


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