292) Mark David Spence: unpacking the colonial roots of how National Parks were established
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About Mark David Spence:
Mark David Spence is a public historian, a consultant, and a visiting professor in the Oregon University System. For the past several years, he has been the sole proprietor of HistoryCraft, where his work is largely focused on historical studies for the National Park Service.
Before moving to Oregon, Spence was an Associate Professor of History and Chair of American Studies at Knox College in Illinois. His scholarship and teaching focused on comparative and cross-disciplinary approaches to U.S. environmental, western, American Indian, and Latin American subjects.
Spence is the author of Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks, a highly influential book that examines American conceptions of wilderness, Indian removal, and the creation of national parks in the U.S. from the 1870s to the 1930s.
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