The Resource Access to Nature, Access to Health : The Government Free Bathhouse at Hot Springs National Park, 1877 to 1922, by Kathryn Blair Carpenter

Access to Nature, Access to Health : The Government Free Bathhouse at Hot Springs National Park, 1877 to 1922, by Kathryn Blair Carpenter

Label
Access to Nature, Access to Health : The Government Free Bathhouse at Hot Springs National Park, 1877 to 1922
Title
Access to Nature, Access to Health
Title remainder
The Government Free Bathhouse at Hot Springs National Park, 1877 to 1922
Statement of responsibility
by Kathryn Blair Carpenter
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Scholars of environmental history have written extensively about the role of federal control of public lands. In the past few decades, others have begun to explore connections between the natural environment and health. Largely overlooked, however, is the ways these ideas have merged. This essay demonstrates the interplay in these issues in a prototypical public land reserve, Hot Springs Reservation (later Hot Springs National Park) in Arkansas. Originally protected so that its healing waters would be available to all, Hot Springs grew into a resort destination, and federal officials, residents, and bathers wrestled over competing claims of tourism, politics, and health. This paper draws on government reports, newspaper coverage, tourism publications, and correspondence from Hot Springs stakeholders to follow the shifting role of the Government Free Bathhouse in Hot Springs from 1877 through 1922. It uncovers the ways that changing perceptions about access to the waters in Hot Springs reflected changing priorities about environmental use, social responsibility, and health policy. Although nineteenth-century beliefs about the connection between bodily health and natural environments allowed lower-class users of the waters to stake a claim for continued access in the face of changing social contexts, their access took place within increasingly limited confines, resulting in an unequal distribution of the benefit of the waters
Cataloging source
UMK
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1985-
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Carpenter, Kathryn Blair
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of History).
Dissertation year
2019.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Frehner, Brian
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  • Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs, Ark.)
  • Land use
  • Public lands
  • Public health
Label
Access to Nature, Access to Health : The Government Free Bathhouse at Hot Springs National Park, 1877 to 1922, by Kathryn Blair Carpenter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in History."
  • Advisor: Brian Frehner
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-46)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hot Springs' beginning -- The battle over Ral Hole -- Regulation and the free bathhouse -- Conclusion
Control code
1101433719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1101433719
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Access to Nature, Access to Health : The Government Free Bathhouse at Hot Springs National Park, 1877 to 1922, by Kathryn Blair Carpenter
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in History."
  • Advisor: Brian Frehner
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-46)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hot Springs' beginning -- The battle over Ral Hole -- Regulation and the free bathhouse -- Conclusion
Control code
1101433719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1101433719
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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