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Phoebe S.K. Young

June 7, 2021

If you think you know what camping is, tune in to tonight’s Inquiry. Over the last century and a half, camping has changed definitions and the way it was socially and politically viewed. From remembering the Civil War to “back to nature”. We talk with PHOEBE S.K. YOUNG. She is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her new book traces this changing landscape of living out of doors: CAMPING GROUNDS: PUBLIC NATURE IN AMERICAN LIFE FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT