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Crimes against nature [electronic resource] : squatters, poachers, thieves, and the hidden history of American conservation / Karl Jacoby.

Author/Creator:
Jacoby, Karl, 1965-
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (342 p.)
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Subjects:
National parks and reserves -- Social aspects -- United States.
Nature conservation -- Social aspects -- United States.
National parks and reserves -- United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Introduction: The Hidden History of American Conservation
PART I. FOREST: THE ADIRONDACKS
1. The Re-creation of Nature
2. Public Property and Private Parks
3. Working-Class Wilderness
PART II. MOUNTAIN: YELLOWSTONE
4. Nature and Nation
5. Fort Yellowstone
6. Modes of Poaching and Production
PART III. DESERT: THE GRAND CANYON
7. The Havasupai Problem
8. Farewell Song
Epilogue: Landscapes of Memory and Myth
Chronology of American Conservation
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-282-75924-8
9786612759246
0-520-93030-4
1-59734-558-X
OCLC:
191925351