Chapter 9

Americanization (1896-1920)

At the turn of the twentieth century, Utah’s position within the national economy resembled a colonial relationship. Outside sources of capital dominated the production of resources such as copper and wool for consumption in distant markets. Powerful corporations consolidated and enlarged the railroad and mining sectors and industrialized sectors of agriculture. The nationwide conservation movement transformed the management of the public domain and contributed to creation of national forests, monuments, and parks.

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