The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origin of America’s Most Popular National Park
January 21, 2012
Jen Huntleysmith B.A. ’85, M.A.T. ’87, an environmental historian, examines the complex legacy of James Mason Hutchings, one of the first promoters of Yosemite. She uses his career as a lens through which to view the debates surrounding the creation of Yosemite, and, by extension, America’s emerging ethic of land conservation.
University Press of Kansas, 2011. 232 pages. $35.