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

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By: Karl Jacoby

305 pages, B/w photos, tabs

University of California Press

Paperback | Mar 2003 | #137512 | ISBN: 0520239091
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #118758 | ISBN: 0520220277
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About this book

Centering his analysis on social relations and law, Jacoby uncovers the consequences for ordinary people of various conservation policies.

A well-conceived, solidly researched, and clearly written work with important conclusions but even richer possibilities. Anyone interested in environmental history or the contributions it can make to other fields in our discipline ought to read it. Anyone interested in important questions and methods in environmental history has to study it carefully.--Thomas Dunlap, "Reviews in American History"


List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface Introduction: The Hidden History of American Conservation PART ONE: Forest: The Adirondacks 1. The Re-creation of Nature 2. Public Property and Private Parks 3. Working-Class Wilderness PART TWO: Mountain: Yellowstone 4. Nature and Nation 5. Fort Yellowstone 6. Modes of Poaching and Production PART THREE Desert: The Grand Canyon 7. The Havasupai Problem 8. Farewell Song Epilogue: Landscapes of Memory and Myth Chronology of American Conservation Notes Bibliography Index

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Karl Jacoby is the Robert J. Carney Assistant Professor of History at Brown University.

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