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Rolf Diamant--Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction and America’s National Parks--An ONLINE First Wednesday Event Presented by Vermont Humanities!

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Central Park and Yosemite Valley became public parks during the tumultuous years before and during the Civil War. UVM historian and former National Park Service superintendent Rolf Diamant explains how anti-slavery activism, war, and the remaking of the federal government gave rise to the American public park and the very concept of national parks.

 

This event is hosted by the Norwich Public Library and the Norwich Historical Society.

 

Rolf Diamant is adjunct associate professor of historic preservation at University of Vermont and former superintendent of four national parks including Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont. He is a landscape architect, graduate of UC Berkeley and a recipient of a Loeb Fellowship for advanced environmental studies at Harvard University.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Online via Zoom Webinar!
Norwich, VT 05055-0307
Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781952620348
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Published: Library of American Landscape History - March 10th, 2022

During the turbulent decade the United States engaged in a civil war, abolished slavery, and remade the government, the public park emerged as a product of these dramatic changes.


Rolf Diamant--Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction and America’s National Parks--An ONLINE First Wednesday Event Presented by Vermont Humanities!
Event Summary: 
UVM historian Rolf Diamant explains how anti-slavery activism, war, and the remaking of the federal government gave rise to the very concept of national parks.

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