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Northern Landscapes The Struggle for Wilderness Alaska

By: Daniel Nelson
240 pages, no illustrations
Northern Landscapes
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  • Northern Landscapes ISBN: 9781891853852 Paperback Aug 2004 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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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

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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.
By: Daniel Nelson
240 pages, no illustrations
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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"
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