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Robert Marshall was one of the most important of early twentieth-century American conservationists. He was a founder of the wilderness Society, a committed progressive, and, as an employee of both the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior, a major designer of federal land policy. Using the case of Robert Marshall, Professor Terrie explores the connections between progressive politics and the emergence of a wilderness ideology in the American Environmental movement. The combination of Marshall's progressive politic and his commitment to wilderness provide a significant counter argument to recent theorizing among some environmental historians to the effect that the wilderness movement is elitist and anti-progressive.
American Culture Studies
Terrie, Philip, "Robert Marshall's Wilderness "Ideology"" (2000). ICS Fellow Lectures. 39.