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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.

1990s/2000s 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.