Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Crisis of the Wasteful NationEmpire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ian Tyrrell

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226197760

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 21 October 2019

Conservation, Scenery, and the Sustainability of Nature

Conservation, Scenery, and the Sustainability of Nature

Chapter:
(p.145) Eight Conservation, Scenery, and the Sustainability of Nature
Source:
Crisis of the Wasteful Nation
Author(s):

Ian Tyrrel

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0008

Contextualizes Roosevelt’s role as the creator of national parks, wildlife refuges, and national monuments; shows important political connections with Representatives John F. Lacey and others in fostering the conservation agenda; addresses the neglected role of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society and its officials links with Roosevelt, and its alliance with the American Civic Association led by Horace McFarland. Examines the transfer of lobbying tactics from moral reform and missionary support groups to conservation. Emphasizes the role of scenic beauty in conservation and its relationship with a critique of the aesthetic and moral impacts of industrial society; examines the hitherto neglected importance of the international campaign for preservation of Niagara Falls and its impact on conservation strategies and tactics. Documents the roles of the Hetch-Hetchy Valley dam proposap, international park models, and tourism competition in spurring systemic national park policy and development.

Keywords:   national parks and monuments, Niagara Falls, American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, Horace McFarland, American Civic Association, scenic beauty, wildlife protection, sustainability

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.