Moderated by professor and landscape architect Sara Zewde, Civil War, Abolition, and the American Park Idea will highlight a new book by the same name. Book co-authors Ethan Carr and Rolf Diamant will discuss Olmsted and the 1865 Yosemite Report, where Olmsted called for the creation of a national park system in order to help unify a deeply divided country after the Civil War. This new scholarship is designed to show the important role that the Olmsteds played in the formation of the National Park Service.
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3:00 PM – 4:00 PM