Karl Jacoby argues that “Law and its antithesis–lawlessness

Karl Jacoby argues that “Law and its antithesis–lawlessness–are therefore the twin axes around which the history of conservation revolves.”1 Is he right? How does focusing on the law, both its enforcement and how people resisted it, help us better understand conservation?

Karl Jacoby argues that “Law and its antithesis–lawlessness

Please answer one of the following questions in an essay of five pages. You should utilize course readings and lectures to your advantage in answering the question and be sure that you answer each segment of the prompt. The essay should be constructed using formal essay guidelines (12 pt Times New Roman font or standard equivalent and one-inch margins) and part of your grade will depend on grammar, spelling, and mechanics. Further, please consult the General Essay Guidelines with any questions about format or content. Please use Chicago Manual of Style footnotes for all citations. Be sure to use citations whenever you include information that is neither common knowledge nor your own and be aware that improper citations will be penalized.
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ESSAY QUESTION:
Karl Jacoby argues that “Law and its antithesis–lawlessness–are therefore the twin axes around which the history of conservation revolves.”1 Is he right?
How does focusing on the law, both its enforcement and how people resisted it, help us better understand conservation?
One of Karl Jacoby’s contributions to our understanding of conservation is his use of “moral ecology.”2 What does he mean by this term? Does he adequately show why it matters to this history? How does the phrase help us to better understand the history of conservation?
1 Karl Jacoby, Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation (Berkeley, CA: University of
California Press, 2014), 2.
2 Karl Jacoby, Crimes against Nature, 3.

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