Betsy Gaines Quammen

Author of American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God, and Public Lands in the West. She is an environmental historian and writer with a background in international conservation work, land issues, science denialism, and anti-government agitation in the American West.

Betsy Gaines Quammen is a historian and conservationist. She has studied various religious traditions over the years, with particular attention to how cultures view landscape and wildlife. The rural American West, pastoral communities of northern Mongolia, and the grasslands of East Africa have been her main areas of interest.

 

Topics include:

American Rebel: A Religious War over Federal Land

 

Fever in America: Infection to Insurrection

 

Understanding the Misinformation Divide

 

Science denial

 

Conspiracy theory

 

Militia

 

Public land and wildlife conservation

 

Religiously influenced agitation

 

The history of rebellion in the American West from land use to COVID protocols/anti-vaxxer protests

 

National insurrection and sedition

American Zion