Crimes against Nature by Karl Jacoby

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Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Karl Jacoby is the Robert J. Carney Assistant Professor of History at Brown University.
Published May 7, 2001 by University of California Press. 328 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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