Contested Terrain : A New History of Nature and People in the Adirondacks

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  • Copyright: 2008-07-01
  • Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
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Contested Terrain explores the competing understandings of how best to manage this spectacular natural resource. Terrie introduces the key players and events that have shaped the region and its use, from early settlers and loggers to preservationists, year-round residents, and developers. This new edition includes a comprehensive account of the Pataki years, an era of stunning conservation triumphs combined with unprecedented pressures on the region┐s ecological integrity.

Author Biography

Philip G. Terrie is professor emeritus of American culture studies, English, and environmental studies at Bowling Green State University.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
Foreword to the Second Editionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction to the Second Editionp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
"A Broken Unpracticable Tract"p. 3
"Long Lake Was a Hard Place to Live"p. 20
"The Freedom of the Wilderness"p. 44
"The Genius of Change Has Possession of the Land"p. 61
"One Grand, Unbroken Domain"p. 83
"The Havoc of the Years"p. 106
"The Roads Are Filled with Interest"p. 134
"A Crisis Looms"p. 159
"It's No Damn Park"p. 184
Notesp. 215
Selected Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 251
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