Publisher description for American wilderness : a new history / edited by Michael Lewis.


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This collected volume of original essays proposes to address the state of scholarship on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of Americans responses to wilderness from first contact to the present. While not bringing a synthetic narrative to wilderness, the volume will gather
competing interpretations of wilderness in historical context.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Human ecology -- United States -- History.
Geographical perception -- United States.
Wilderness areas -- United States -- Public opinion.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- United States.
Public opinion -- United States.
United States -- Environmental conditions.