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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills by David Stradling

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation. The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape. In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape.

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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) (English Edition) eBook: David Stradling, William Cronon: ikoob.com: Loja Kindle

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved. Making mountains; New York City and the Catskills. In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water. For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. Despite boisterous debates over the future of the Catskills, he concludes that the relationship between the city and these mountains is an environmental success story.

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Making mountains; New York City and the Catskills.

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

He is author of Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, and Air Quality in America, 1881-1951 and editor of Conservation in the Progressive Era: Classical Texts. Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape. The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved.

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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills by David Stradling

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences. His focus is the intersection of urban and environmental history. Thomas Cole and other plein air landscape painters of the Hudson River Valley school immortalized the Catskills in their medium and the minds of the American conscience.

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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) (English Edition) eBook: David Stradling, William Cronon: ikoob.com: Loja Kindle

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature.

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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills by David Stradling

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water. For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City.

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Making mountains; New York City and the Catskills.

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

This book is the real thing. David Stradling's Making Mountains is the definitive and indispensable Catskill Mountain history, the best thing written on the Catskills in 35 years. He is author of Smokestacks and Progressives: Environmentalists, Engineers, and Air Quality in America, 1881-1951 and editor of Conservation in the Progressive Era: Classical Texts. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature. And yet, because of the Catskills' special relationship to New York City, they became in the early nineteenth century the principal vehicle for helping Americans understand the meaning of the romantic sublime, and so shaped all subsequent American thinking about nature. David Stradling is associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati.

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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

David Stradling's book should interest anyone seeking to understand how rural and urban Americans have worked together to reinvent and reinterpret our national landscape. David Stradling is associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water. This collab For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. The Catskills--the American Alps Matterhorn --are still culturally significant: locally, regionally, and nationally. His focus is the intersection of urban and environmental history. If you are interested in the mountains, you need this book.

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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. . Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. Retrieved Mar 22 2019 from 9780295987477 Making mountains; New York City and the Catskills. Stradling combines a love of the Catskills and its people with academic rigor. It is a resilient place. Weyerhaeuser is a forest products company.

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Making Mountains: New York City and the Catskills by David Stradling

making mountains new york city and the catskills weyerhaeuser environmental books

In the end, Stardling's conclusion is measured and now somewhat common in environmental histories. This book argues that New York City and the Catskills negotiated the changes that took place in the Catskills economy and landscape during the nineteenth century. The book includes a Catskills map, art, and photos. . . .

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