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This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West

James R. Skillen


This Land Is My Land traces three periods of conservative rebellion against federal land authority over the last forty years—the Sagebrush Rebellion (1979–1982), the War for the West (1991–2000), and the Patriot Rebellion (2009–2016)—showing how they evolved from a regional rebellion waged by westerners with material interests in federal lands to a national rebellion against the federal administrative state. It explains how Western federal land issues were integrated into national conservative politics, and how federal land issues became inseparably linked to a wide range of constitutional iss ... More

Keywords: federal land, public land, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Sagebrush Rebellion, War for the West, Patriot Rebellion, civil religion, conservative, American West

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197500699
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197500699.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James R. Skillen, author
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Calvin University