THE PERSISTENCE OF PROGRESSIVISM:
James Ellis and the Forward Thrust Campaign, 1968-1970
by William H. Mullins
James Ellis was frustrated. It was the mid-1960s, and Seattle was poised for growth. Boeing was rapidly expanding. The successful 1962 Seattle world’s fair had given the city a jolt of energy and greater confidence. By 1965 forecasters were predicting that King County’s population might double to two million in 20 years. The most optimistic economists thought the state could gain 60,000 jobs every year, most of them along the newly completed segment of Interstate 5 running between Tacoma and Everett through Seattle. Ellis fretted that the region was doing little to prepare for growth. In Seattle a weak-mayor–strong-council city government had sapped municipal initiative for years. Even as they made mild attempts at reform, Mayor Dorm Braman and the Seattle City Council acted like risk-averse investors when faced with any significant expenditures. In addition, King County’s government needed streamlining.
NEW BOOK from UW Press
Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West
by Jen Corrinne Brown
Emil and Kathleen Sick Book Series in Western History and Biography
University of Washington Press announces the publication of Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West, by Jen Corrinne Brown, the newest title in the Emil and Kathleen Sick Book Series in Western History and Biography.
From beer labels to literary classics like A River Runs Through It, trout fishing is a beloved feature of the iconography of the American West. But as Jen Brown demonstrates in Trout Culture, the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing as a quintessential experience of communion with nature belies the sport's long history of environmental manipulation, engineering, and, ultimately, transformation.
A fly-fishing enthusiast herself, Brown places the rise of recreational trout fishing in a local and global context. Globally, she shows how the European sport of fly-fishing came to be a defining, tourist-attracting feature of the expanding 19th-century American West. Locally, she traces the way that the burgeoning fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States: introducing and stocking favored fish species, eradicating the less favored native "trash fish," changing the courses of waterways, and leading to conflicts with Native Americans' fishing and territorial rights. Through this analysis, Brown demonstrates that the majestic trout streams often considered a timeless feature of the American West are in fact the product of countless human interventions adding up to a profound manipulation of the Rocky Mountain environment.
Jen Corrinne Brown is professional assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi.
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