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Escaping the Dark, Gray CityFear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation$
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Benjamin Heber Johnson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300115505

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300115505.001.0001

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Fighting over Conservation

Fighting over Conservation

(p.166) Five Fighting over Conservation
Escaping the Dark, Gray City

Benjamin Heber Johnson

Yale University Press

This chapter highlights the split between Gifford Pinchot and Horace McFarland, showing how it wrecked any hopes that conservationists could benefit from a broad-based national organization that would press for material and aesthetic measures in cities, suburbs, and the countryside. But it was only one of many splits between conservationists. The demographic and ideological heterogeneity that endowed conservation with so much of its appeal and reach also pitted different kinds of conservationists against one another, fragmenting and ultimately weakening the movement. Ironically, the considerable political victories of the early twentieth century—metropolitan park systems, federal bureaucracies, and an extensive domain in the West for conservation—exacerbated this divisiveness, since conservationists had gained something worth fighting over.

Keywords:   Gifford Pinchot, Horace McFarland, conservationists, heterogeneity, metropolitan park systems, federal bureaucracies, Western conservation

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