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General Resources:

Dilsaver, Lary M. America's National Park System: The Critical Documents. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994.

Gillon, Steven M. and Matson, Cathy D. The American Experiement: A History of the United States, Volume II, 2nd Edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006).

Mackintosh, Barry. The National Parks: Shaping the System, 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 2005.

"The National Parks: America's Best Idea: History Overview." PBS. Last accessed November 20, 2012.

Rettie, Dwight F. Our National Park System: Caring for America's Greatest Natural and Historic Treasures. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

1980 time period:

Andres, Cecil D., and Freemuth, John C. "President Carter's Coup: An Insider's View of the 1978 Alaska Monument Designations." In The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation. Ed. David Harmon, Francis P. McManamon, and Dwight T. Pitcaithley. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2006.

Ayres, Jr., B. Drummond. "Three Mile Island: A Chronicle of the Nation's Worst Nuclear-Power Accident," The New York Times, (April 16, 1979), pg. A1.

"Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site." National Park Service. Last modified November 3, 2012.

Lowry, William R. The Capacity for Wonder: Preserving National Parks. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1994.

Norris, Frank. Crown Jewel of the North: An Administrative History of Denali National Park and Preserve, Volume 1. Anchorage, AK: National Park Service Alaska Regional Office, 2006.

"Public Law 96-487: Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act." (94 Stat. 2371; Date: 12/2/80). Text from: United States Federal Subsistence Management Program.

Johnson, Dirk. "Ryan White Dies of AIDS at 18; His Struggle Helped Pierce Myths," The New York Times (April 9, 1990), pg D10.

1995 time period:

Clark, Kenneth, R. "Scranton Steamtown: Pork Or Park?" Chicago Tribune, December 13, 1994.

Hays, Frank. "The National Park Service: Groveling Sycophant or Social Conscience? Telling the Story of Mountains, Valley, and Barbed Wire at Manzanar National Historic Site." The George Wright Forum 19, no. 4 (2002): 50-54.

Hinds, Michael deCourcy. "As 'Steamtown' Grows, So Does Parks Debate." New York Times, November 23, 1991.

"Manzanar National Historic Site." National Park Service. Last modified September 29, 2012.

McDonnell, Janet A. "Reassessing the National Park Service and the National Park System." The George Wright Forum 25, no. 2 (2008): 6-14.

National Park Service. National Parks for the 21st Century: The Vail Agenda. Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 1993.

"Steamtown National Historic Site." National Park Service. Last modified November 6, 2012.

Tilden, Freeman. Interpreting out Heritage, 3rd Edition. Chapell Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1977.