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About this book
About this book
The first comprehensive examination of the campaign to preserve wild Alaska through the creation of a vast system of parks and wildlife refuges. Drawing on archival sources and interviews, Daniel Nelson traces disputes over resources alongside the politics of the Alaska statehood movement. He provides in-depth coverage of the growth of Alaskan environmental organizations, their partnerships with national groups, and their participation in political campaigns into the l970's.
Acknowledgments Prologue: Washington, December 1980 Part I. Seedtime: Alaska to the 1960s 1. The Emergence of Alaska 2. Conservation in Transition Part II. Wilderness Politics: Alaska, 1960s-1976 3. Alaska Upheavals 4. Congressional Responses 5. Southeast Alaska and the Wilderness Movement 6. Oil Age Discontents Part III. The ANILCA Campaign: Alaska and Washington, 1977-1980 7. Congress Deliberates 8. Birth of ANILCA Postscript: Alaska in the 1980s and Beyond Notes Index
Daniel Nelson is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Akron. His previous publications include Managers and Workers: Origins of the Twentieth-Century Factory System in the United States, 1880-1920 and Shifting Fortunes: The Rise and Decline of American Labor, from the 1820s to the Present.
240 pages, no illustrations
Relevant for students of wilderness politics, scholars focusing on how interest groups intersect within the legislative and executive arenas, and laypersons with a general interest in the process by which nearly one third of Alaska came to be set aside as protected natural areas. - James N. Gladden, University of Alaska, Fairbanks"