Week 3: Lecture 8Wednesday, October 16, 2013Preliminary midterm review•One essay - your choiceoPreservation movementoUtilitarian conservation•Midterm: Mon. Oct. 28The Yosemite and John MuirYosemite Valley•3rd big national park•1864: US government granted Yosemite Valley to the state of CAoWanted a public recreation area made•Protect scenery but railroad lines would go directly thereoPeople stopped the input of rail linesAnn Muir•John Muir's mother•Devoted to her son•Lived in fear of her husbandDaniel Muir•John Muir's father•Domineering, stern man•Did not believe in "Spare the rod and spoil the child"oWhipped John with belt when he couldn't recite passages of the child•Believed children, in particular, sons born as a devil and needed to beat it out of them•Became a preacher and preached gospel to people who would listen to him and pay him money•Only allowed the bible to be read in the house, no other books•Believed he had a special relationship with God so he could torture his sonsCalvinism•
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