lecture 8 - The National Park idea and the Preservation Movement o Romanticism o Primitivism o Nationalism o The vanishing American frontier o George

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The National Park idea and the Preservation Movement o Romanticism o Primitivism o Nationalism o The vanishing American frontier o George Catlin o Upper Missouri River Basin o Buffalo Country o Fort Pierre o Profligate waste o Specimens o "A Nation's Park" Three major things that ties into this preservation movement: o Romanticism, primitivism, nationalism Romanticism o Idea involving wilderness that nature is actually beautiful and not blemishes on the landscape Feeling evolved in Europe o Concept where people become involved with nature Primitivism o Believed that human beings that lived closer to nature were better off than those who live in civilizations People are already too civilized Nationalism o Early romantics and transcendentalists were emulating from Europe o Americans has wild land and wild nature as compared to Europe o Wilderness nature viewed to be national asset People feel pride and nationalism in the US The Vanishing American Frontier o Occurred throughout 19th century o People believed that settlement development was good o More civilizations than more of nature
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