Megan Kate Nelson, a Colorado-born graduate of Littleton High School, is a writer and historian living in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She has written about the Civil War, U.S. Western history and American culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine and others. She earned her B.A. in history and literature from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Iowa.
On a recent visit to Colorado, she sat down with SunLit editor Kevin Simpson to talk about her new book, “Saving Yellowstone.” The following interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Kevin Simpson: Your background in history spans the West, the Civil War, but also environmental history, as well. Which leads me to the question: How did you arrive at the title of…
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