The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920, is a multimedia collection that documents the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage. It includes complete works of authors such as John Burroughs, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, and Henry David Thoreau; prints lithographs, and engravings of American scenery; an Alaska Expedition album; and records of legislation establishing national forests and parks.
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These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
- Documentary Chronology of Selected Events in the Development of the American Conservation Movement, 1847-1920
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection, although they may not be all-encompassing.
- The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
Related Collections and Exhibits
These collections and exhibits contain thematically-related primary and secondary sources. Browse the Collection Finder for more related material on the American Memory Web site.
- Map Collections, 1500-2004
- Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929
- Taking the Long View, 1851-1991
- Detroit Publishing Company
Recommended additional sources of information.
- Secondary Sources on the History of the American Conservation Movement
- THOMAS: Select Bills: Major Legislation By Topic
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