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By Gary Holthaus, Charles F. Wilkinson, University Of Colorado
The results of striking meetings held through the heart of the yankee West on the collage of Colorado, A Society to compare the surroundings is a various choice of essays at the way forward for the yankee West from a number of the region’s such a lot proficient writers, activists, politicians, legal professionals, poets, reporters, environmentalists, and historians. occasionally in contract, occasionally in competition, those considerate and inventive voices aid us to determine the West in all its advanced range and remind us that this decade is one within which possibilities should be discovered for a brand new and higher Western adventure. participants to this quantity comprise Wallace Stegner, William Kittredge, Bruce Babbitt, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Terry Tempest Williams, Charles F. Wilkinson, Edward Dorn, and Walter Echo-Hawk, between many others.
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Fairfax An Ethic of Place: The Issue at the Heart of All Else 206 John E. Echohawk PART SIX: Creating a Geography of Hope Centenary Sequence for the Dreamers (selected passages) 211 Peter F. Michelson A Geography of Hope 218 Wallace Stegner Home on the Range 230 Cordelia Candelaria PART SEVEN: Mr. Jefferson in 1990 The American West: The Dream From the Vantage Point of Colorado in 1990 235 Thomas Jefferson/Clay Straus Jenkinson Contributors 247 Notes 251 Bibliography 255 Index 257 Page ix LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Downed Saguaro, Arizona, 1983 137 Campers and Restraining Fence, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1983 139 Flooded Marina (gas pumps), Salton Sea, California, 1983 141 Desert Fire # 17, 1983 143 Snow Canyon State Park, Utah, 1987 145 Unexploded Bomb, Bravo 20 Bombing Range, Nevada, 1986 147 Boardwalk of the Bombs, illustration by Rico Solinas 149 Dead Animals #86, Nevada, 1986 151 Page xi PREFACE This book is the first publication of the Center of the American West, established in January 1990 by the University of Colorado as a project of the College of Arts and Sciences.
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A Society to Match the Scenery: Personal Visions of the Future of the American West by Gary Holthaus, Charles F. Wilkinson, University Of Colorado