By Gary Holthaus, Charles F. Wilkinson, University Of Colorado
The results of notable meetings held via the heart of the yank West on the collage of Colorado, A Society to compare the surroundings is a various number of essays at the way forward for the yankee West from a number of the region’s so much proficient writers, activists, politicians, legal professionals, poets, newshounds, environmentalists, and historians. occasionally in contract, occasionally in rivalry, those considerate and inventive voices support us to determine the West in all its complicated variety and remind us that this decade is one during which possibilities might be learned for a brand new and higher Western event. participants to this quantity contain Wallace Stegner, William Kittredge, Bruce Babbitt, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Terry Tempest Williams, Charles F. Wilkinson, Edward Dorn, and Walter Echo-Hawk, between many others.
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As he says, "cities are the greatest forces of ecological transformation . . the style centers of the Page 8 world, controlling life in the countryside. . Even though people in the West think they live in rural America, on the edge of the wilderness . . " Reckon with the significance of Western cities and you reckon as well with what may be the most important resource in the Westits many people and its mingling of many cultures. This is no easy reckoning, to be sure. Many of the symposia participants write about the historical injuries and injustices that come in a package with the West's cultural diversity.
We also extend our gratitude to our authors, who undertook the task of rewriting their symposia speeches into these printed essays and who responded to our various requests with speed and good spirits. Ann Fitz Simmons, Dodie Udall, and Marie Wilwerding all performed valuable staff work on this book and on the symposia. The University of Colorado at Boulder has been exceedingly supportive, both with the Center of the American West in general and with this book in particular. James N. Corbridge, chancellor, Charles R.
A confrontation with limits is not, however, necessarily a confrontation with gloom. " It is here, Kemmis says, that "the West has the capacity to contribute something deep and important and lasting to the history of politics and civilization. " Hardy folk living in hard countrythe image certainly does characterize some parts of the West, but its application to Denver or Albuquerque is more questionable. S. Forest Service superintendent, points out, in spite of our enchantment with the beauty of the outdoors, most of us in the West live in cities.
A Society to Match the Scenery: Personal Visions of the Future of the American West by Gary Holthaus, Charles F. Wilkinson, University Of Colorado