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

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PREFACE
1
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.
2
Hal Barron, Those Who Stayed Behind: Rural Society in Nineteenth-Century New England (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984), xi.
3
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.
4
See, for instance, New York Fisheries Commission, Sixteenth Annual Report, 1887 (Albany: Troy Press, 1888), 163.

INTRODUCTION
1
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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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations xi
  • Tables xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Introduction - The Hidden History of American Conservation 1
  • Part I - The Adirondacks 9
  • Chapter 1 - The Re-Creation of Nature 11
  • Chapter 2 - Public Property and Private Parks 29
  • Chapter 3 - Working-Class Wilderness 48
  • Part II - Yellowstone 79
  • Chapter 4 - Nature and Nation 81
  • Chapter 5 - Fort Yellowstone 99
  • Chapter 6 - Modes of Poaching and Production 121
  • Part III - The Grand Canyon 147
  • Chapter 7 - The Havasupai Problem 149
  • Chapter 8 - Farewell Song 171
  • Epilogue - Landscapes of Memory and Myth 193
  • Chronology of American Conservation 199
  • Notes 203
  • Bibliography 267
  • Index 293
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