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The Profit of the EarthThe Global Seeds of American Agriculture$
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Courtney Fullilove

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226454863

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226455051.001.0001

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The Allegory of the Cave in Kentucky

The Allegory of the Cave in Kentucky

(p.174) 7: The Allegory of the Cave in Kentucky
The Profit of the Earth

Courtney Fullilove

University of Chicago Press

This chapter rereads Ohio pharmacist John Uri Lloyd's science fiction alongside Theodore Roosevelt's essays on hunting to explore the different ethics of preservation emerging at the end of the nineteenth century. As Lloyd decried the vandalism of the prairie for monocultural production, Teddy Roosevelt called for the creation of national parks to safeguard nature’s treasures. This chapter opposes Roosevelt's project of wilderness enclosure to Lloyd's ethic of stewardship, arguing that contemporary uncertainties as to the proper objects and logics of preservation are attributable to unresolved relationship between ideologies of progress and preservation in the preceding century.

Keywords:   John Uri Lloyd, Etidorhpa, science fiction, preservation, conservation, stewardship, Theodore Roosevelt, national parks, classification, professionalization

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