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    Appalachian State University
  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

HIS 5584 - America’s National Parks (3)

When Offered: On Demand
A survey of the history of America’s national parks from the nineteenth century to the present. Emphasis on: Americans’ changing ideas about wilderness preservation, the early history of Yosemite and Yellowstone, the role of railroads in park promotion, removal of Native Americans and white settlers from park sites, establishment of the National Park Service, the impact of the automobile on tourism, the creation of national parks in the eastern U.S., wildlife policy, overcrowding and other problems facing the parks.