The Politics of Wilderness Preservation

Craig W. Allin

Craig W. Allin

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

304 pages | 6 x 9-1/4
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781602230255 Published December 2008
Craig Allin explores here the history of wilderness preservation politics in the United States. American pioneers originally viewed the wilderness as an enemy to destroy, Allin recounts, but with the rapid decline in natural resources in the nineteenth century, citizens realized their error and began to enact revolutionary environmental policies. Allin explores the far-reaching political and economic impact of these policies, as well as their status today and their uncertain future. With its timely, cutting-edge analysis, The Politics of Wilderness Protection is must-read for environmentalists and policymakers alike.
 
Contents
Inexhaustibility: The Politics of Exploitation to 1862
Taming the Continent, 1862-1916
The Politics of Wilderness Preservation, 1916-1955
Passage of the Wilderness Act, 1955-1964
Implementation of the Wilderness Act
Legacy of the Wilderness Act: The New Mood in Congress
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Epilogue: Wilderness Policy for the 1980s and Beyond
Epilogue to the 2008 Edition
Appendix A: The 1964 Wilderness Act
Appendix B: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, Section 17(d)
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