The Adirondacks: A History of America's First Wilderness

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Schneider, Paul. The Adirondacks: A History of America’s First Wilderness. New York: Henry Holt, 1997. The Adirondack Mountains are where masses of non-Native Americans first learned to cherish the wilderness as a place of recreation and solace. Schneider traces the history of the Adirondacks from its early history as the home of the Iroquois peoples, to its use by early American settlers for farming, mining, and timber extraction, to its more recent history as a sportsman’s paradise for hunting and fishing. Accordingly, he documents how different management regimes resulted in specific environmental change. (Text adapted from Macmillan website.)