The Yosemite Grant, which established the basis for the state, later national park in the central Sierra, initiated a powerful new force that constituted a tipping point in American environmental history, Jen A. Huntley argues. A moment in US history when the right combination of people and politics and ideas hit a nerve in the broad social psyche of a time and launched a new environmental understanding.
Huntley, Jen A.
"Crucible of the Modern Republic: The Yosemite Grant and Environmental Citizenship,"
Eastern Sierra History Journal:
Vol. 1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/eshj/vol1/iss1/5