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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


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


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


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


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 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


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


Yosemite Indians and the National Park Ideal, 1916–1969

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/9780195142433.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the creation of the National Park Service in 1916, which fulfilled preservationists' long-held dreams for a strong federal commitment to the preservation and enhancement of all ... More


The National Trail

Andrew Denson

in Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630830
eISBN:
9781469630854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630830.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

In the early 1980s, the National Park Service began exploring the idea of creating a national trail dedicated to Cherokee removal. The planning and designation of this national trail became a ... More


Rumors of a Wreck: The Archaeologist

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the career of George Fischer, an underwater archaeologist who identified the HMS Fowey. Fischer worked at the Southeast Archaeological Center of the National Park Service (NPS) ... More


Nature as Material Culture: Antietam National Battlefield

Lisa M. Brady and Timothy Silver (eds)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The environment played an active role in the war, requiring human beings to adapt to geographic constraints. The forces of nature and the forces of nature interacted with each other during battle, as ... More


Testing and Evaluation of the Legare Anchorage Shipwreck

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the National Park Service and Florida State University (FSU) researchers' testing and evaluation of the Legare Anchorage shipwreck in Florida. The project's team members ... More


“Challenging the Interest and Reverence of all Patriotic Americans”: Preservation and the Yorktown National Battlefield

Sarah M. Goldberger

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The story of Virginia’s role in the American Revolution, the subject of Sarah M. Goldberger’s essay, traces the development of the Yorktown National Battlefield—one of the most important sites of ... More


NPS Roads on Hawai‘i: Lying Lightly on the Land

Dawn E. Duensing

in Hawaii's Scenic Roads: Paving the Way for Tourism in the Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839284
eISBN:
9780824868239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839284.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In the mid 1800s Hawai`i's government and private entrepreneurs began building roads to Kīlauea Volcano in order to facilitate tourism. In 1916 Congress established Hawaiʻi National Park, thereafter ... More


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

Justin Farrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164342
eISBN:
9781400866496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164342.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Yellowstone holds a special place in America's heart. As the world's first national park, it is globally recognized as the crown jewel of modern environmental preservation. But the park and its ... More


Slavery, Freedom, and the Cultural Landscape: Restoration and Interpretation of Monocacy National Battlefield

John H. Spiers

in Restoring Layered Landscapes: History, Ecology, and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190240318
eISBN:
9780190240349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240318.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, County, Maryland. A series of studies over the past two decades has broadened ... More


Finding the “4th of July Wreck,” 1980

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the finding of the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida on July 4, 1980. When treasure hunter Gerald Klein filed the claim in the admiralty court for title to a certain ... More


Epilogue: They Didn't Listen

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the lessons that can be learned from legal and conservation issues surrounding the HMS Fowey shipwreck found at Legare Anchorage. It discusses the parallels between the ... More


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