Alternative Title

Colonizing Wilderness: Alaska's Imagined Identity

Abstract

This project seeks to make sense of Alaska’s wilderness identity as it is imagined in the lower 48. I discuss the role of naturalists in the production of this identity, describing them as “publicizers” with their own biases and interests at play. I then use Mount McKinley National Park as a lens through which Alaska’s wilderness identity can be better understood. Finally, I engage Alaska’s “last frontier” identity by examining public responses to wolf control in the 1970s.

Advisor

Holt, Katherine

Department

History

Disciplines

Cultural History | Intellectual History | United States History

Publication Date

2016

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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