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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 3238 - America’s National Parks (3)

When Offered: Fall. Even-numbered years
A survey of the history of America’s national parks from the nineteenth century to the present with 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 East, wildlife policy, overcrowding, and other problems facing modern parks.