This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back

Private property is everywhere Almost anywhere you walk in the United States, you will spot No Trespassing and Private Property signs on trees and fence posts In America, there are than a billion acres of grassland pasture, cropland, and forest, and miles and miles of coastlines that are mostly closed off to the public Meanwhile, America s public lands are threPrivate property is everywhere Almost anywhere you walk in the United States, you will spot No Trespassing and Private Property signs on trees and fence posts In America, there are than a billion acres of grassland pasture, cropland, and forest, and miles and miles of coastlines that are mostly closed off to the public Meanwhile, America s public lands are threatened by extremist groups and right wing think tanks who call for our public lands to be sold to the highest bidder and closed off to everyone else If these groups get their way, public property may become private, precious green spaces may be developed, and the common good may be sacrificed for the benefit of the wealthy few.Ken Ilgunas, lifelong traveler, hitchhiker, and roamer, takes readers back to the nineteenth century, when Americans were allowed to journey undisturbed across the country Today, though, America finds itself as an outlier in the Western world as a number of European countries have created sophisticated legal systems that protect landowners and give citizens generous roaming rights to their countries green spaces.Inspired by the United States history of roaming, and taking guidance from present day Europe, Ilgunas calls into question our entrenched understanding of private property and provocatively proposes something unheard of opening up American private property for public recreation He imagines a future in which folks everywhere will have the right to walk safely, explore freely, and roam boldly from California to the New York island, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters.
This Land Is Our Land How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back Private property is everywhere Almost anywhere you walk in the United States you will spot No Trespassing and Private Property signs on trees and fence posts In America there are than a billion acre

  • Title: This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back
  • Author: Ken Ilgunas
  • ISBN: 9780735217843
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Ken Ilgunas is a travel descriptive writer, and this novel reveals how activism can be written about during the experience of a hike along a controversial pipeline across the heartland of America. I understand how capitalism rules America, but after completing this novel, I ask the question why can't the oil in the Tarsands region be refined and kept on the Canadian Continent for everyone in the America's to use?Either way, the novel reveals to other wannabe writers of travel is to seek travel a [...]

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