Half Title Page.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Introduction: What Lay Below the Arctic Ice Cap.
1: Was the Loss of the Roanoke Colony Caused by Environmental Factors?.
2: Cash Crops and Near Disaster at Jamestown.
3: Explorers Search the Resources of the American West.
4: Can the City of Boston be Artificially Grown?.
5: “Broad Arrow” Policy Conserves New England Forests and Foments Revolution.
6: William Penn and Roger Williams Establish a Unique American Model.
7: Alexander Hamilton Envisions an Industrial America.
8: Navigating the Chesapeake Bay During the Early Republic.
9: Internal Improvements in the Early Republic.
10: What is the Importance of America's Natural History?.
11: Modeling Public Works in Philadelphia.
12: Instrumentalizing the Rivers of New England.
13: The Land Ordinance of 1785–1787 Constructs the American Grid for Land “Disposal”.
14: Native Resistance to European Settlement.
15: Indian Expropriation and the Trail of Tears.
16: Was a Whale Worth the Effort to Nantucketeers?.
17: Defining a Unique Southern Style of Agriculture.
18: Jefferson Argues for the Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion.
19: Lewis and Clark Seek to Know the Unknown Continent.
20: Romantics Claim that Nature's Value Derives from Beauty.
21: Bringing America's Nature Aesthetic to Life in Parks.
22: Constructing the Canal Age: Who Should Pay?.
23: American Leaders Create a Culture and System of Expansion.
24: The War of 1812 Steers Americans' Energy Future Toward Coal.
25: Working in a Coal Mine.
26: George Perkins Marsh Spurs Consideration of Industrialization.
27: Making a Future for Freed Slaves.
28: Hitching the Nation's Future to the Railroad.
29: Industrial Ethics and the Lessons of the Disaster in Johnstown.
30: Mormons Create a Model for Interpreting the Aridity of the West.
31: Settlement Systematizes and Simplifies the Ecology of the West.
32: Border Disputes and the Settlement of Texas.
33: Managing Wetlands and the Swampland Acts of the Mid-1800s.
34: Gold Opens Up the West.
35: Positioning for Battle: Gettysburg, July 1863.
36: Managing Resources in the Civil War.
37: Setting the Strategy for the Civil War.
38: Olmsted and Vaux Design a Central Park for New York City.
39: Olmsted Helps to Define the American Movement for Parks.
40: Are Disappearing Species a Problem or an Accomplishment?.
41: Sportsmen Help to Build a Consensus for Conservation.
42: George Bird Grinnell Serves as a Bridge between the Wealthy and Nature.
43: Transforming Whaling into America's Leading Energy Industry.
44: Energy Transition Leaves Whaling Behind.
45: Discovery of Petroleum in Pennsylvania.
46: Pithole, Pennsylvania: Boomtowns Harvest Resources and then Move on.
47: Rockefeller, Standard, and the Construction of “Big Oil”.
48: Social Reformers Set Sights on Urban Problems.
49: Russell Sage Studies Urban Problems in Pittsburgh.
50: Forcing the American Tradition of National Parks.
51: Transforming the Plains with New Agricultural Technology.
52: Powell and Efforts to Explore the Contours of the West.
53: Who Pays for Reclamation as a Federal Policy for the West?.
54: Little Bighorn and Native Policy in the West.
55: Buffalo Extermination Spells Disaster for Native People.
56: White City Redefines the Expectations of Environmental Planning.
57: Working for Workers' Rights.
58: Populism and the Grassroots of the West.
59: Frontier Thesis and American Meaning.
60: The Panama Canal Opens Routes of Trade and Ecological Change.
61: Private Development and the Western National Parks.
62: Mount Rainier as an Exceptional Western Park.
63: Muckrakers Set the Tone for National Reform.
64: Alice Hamilton Connects Social Reform with Human Health.
65: Federal Efforts to Regulate Human Health.
66: Spindletop: Petroleum Supply Creates New Opportunities.
67: The New Niagara and America's New Preservation Ethic.
68: The Lacey Act Creates the First Federal Law for Wildlife Conservation.
69: Boone and Crockett Club Uses Virility to Attract Environmental Support.
70: The Boy Scouts of America Involve Young Men in Outdoors.
71: Progressives Demand Federal Action on Conservation.
72: Pinchot Argues for Conservation as a Development Strategy.
73: Muir Argues for the Soul of Wilderness.
74: Pinchot, Muir, and the Conservation Movement Meet at Hetch Hetchy.
75: Long-Term Implications of Sodbusting and Conversion of the American West for Agriculture.
76: Using Chicago to Make the Great Lakes the Nation's Fifth Coast.
77: Powering Individual Transportation.
78: Establishing the Infrastructure for Coordinated Administration Over America's National Parks.
79: Atomic Technology Defines the American Century, Cold War, and Beyond.
80: Public Learns Gardening and Rationing to Support the Cause.
81: City Beautiful, Urban Renewal, and the Effort to Reform the Modern City.
82: Selling America's Future to the Automobile.
83: Rachel Carson and Changing Americans' View of Chemicals.
Index: Volume 1.