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The American Home on the Move in the Age of Expansion

Amy G. Richter

in At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 4 focuses on the use of domestic goods and values to create feelings of stability and progress in the face of geographic mobility and the United States’ global expansion. Taking up the two ... More


Establishing National Parks: From Ideal to Institution

Kerry Mitchell

in Spirituality and the State: Managing Nature and Experience in America's National Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479886418
eISBN:
9781479865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479886418.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the history of the national parks, tracing their origins to the preservation efforts of John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. The establishment of national parks created a paradox: ... More


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