Crimes Against Nature Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation

ISBN-10: 0520239091
ISBN-13: 9780520239098
Edition: 2003
Authors: Karl Jacoby
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction: The Hidden History of American Conservation
Forest: the Adirondacks
The Re-creation of Nature
Public Property and Private Parks
Working-Class Wilderness
Mountain: Yellowstone
Nature and Nation
Fort Yellowstone
Modes of Poaching and Production
Desert: the Grand Canyon
The Havasupai Problem
Farewell Song
Epilogue: Landscapes of Memory and Myth
Chronology of American Conservation
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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