See, for example, the contrast between South African and American
parks that William Beinart and Peter Coates draw in Environment and History: The Taming of Nature in the USA and South Africa (New York: Routledge, 1995), 85.
Hal Barron, Those Who Stayed Behind: Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century New England (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984), xi.
I attempt to develop my critique of environmental history's neglect of social power in greater depth in “Class and Environmental History: Lessons from
the 'War in the Adirondacks,'” Environmental History 2 (July 1997): 324–42.
A thoughtful recent treatment of this topic can be found in Alan Taylor, “Unnatural Inequalities: Social and Environmental Histories, ” Environmental History 1 (October 1996): 6–19.
See, for instance, New York Fisheries Commission, Sixteenth Annual Report, 1887 (Albany: Troy Press, 1888), 163.
Richard H. Grove, Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens, and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600–1860 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 2. There is a long list of scholarly studies that seek
to understand the natural world by focusing on a few well-placed figures. Among
the most prominent of such works are Roderick Nash, Wilderness and the American Mind, 3rd ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982); Barbara Novak,
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Book title: Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation.
Contributors: Karl Jacoby - Author.
Publisher: University of California Press.
Place of publication: Berkeley, CA.
Publication year: 2001.
Page number: 203.
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