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An Agrarian RepublicFarming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Adam Wesley Dean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The familiar story of the Civil War tells of a predominately agricultural South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, this book argues that the Republican Party’s political ... More

All the Trees of the ForestIsrael's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present

All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present

Alon Tal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300189506
eISBN:
9780300190700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189506.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book provides a detailed account of Israeli forests, tracing their history from the Bible to the present, and outlines the effort to transform drylands and degraded soils into prosperous parks, ... More

Blood and WaterThe Indus River Basin in Modern History

Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

David Gilmartin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Blood and Water is a history of the political and environmental transformation of the Indus basin as a result of the modern construction in the region of the world’s largest integrated irrigation ... More

Cattle ColonialismAn Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i

Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i

John Ryan Fischer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625126
eISBN:
9781469625140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625126.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the nineteenth century, the colonial territories of California and Hawaiʻi underwent important cultural, economic, and ecological transformations influenced by an unlikely factor: cows. The ... More

Cold War EcologyForests, Farms, and People in the East German Landscape, 1945-1989

Cold War Ecology: Forests, Farms, and People in the East German Landscape, 1945-1989

Arvid Nelson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106602
eISBN:
9780300130300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106602.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

East Germany, its economy, and its society were in decline long before the country's political collapse in the late 1980s. This book argues that the clues were there in the natural landscape, but ... More

Conflict, Negotiation, and CoexistenceRethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia

Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence: Rethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia

Piers Locke and Jane Buckingham (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467228
eISBN:
9780199087570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467228.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Environmental History

The interconnected lives of humans and elephants have shaped landscapes, determined the destinies of empires, and stimulated new kinds of knowledge, skill, and practice. Their encounters have also ... More

Crisis of the Wasteful NationEmpire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Ian Tyrrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Examines rising alarm over waste of natural resources, and its use by Theodore Roosevelt and his administration to further objectives of conservation and an American form of empire. These objectives ... More

Enlightenment's FrontierThe Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book investigates the environmental roots of the Scottish Enlightenment. What was the place of the natural world in Adam Smith's famous defense of free trade? The author recovers the forgotten ... More

The Fire Ant WarsNature, Science, and Public Policy in Twentieth-Century America

The Fire Ant Wars: Nature, Science, and Public Policy in Twentieth-Century America

Joshua Blu Buhs

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226079813
eISBN:
9780226079844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079844.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Sometime in the first half of the twentieth century, a coterie of fire ants came ashore from South American ships docked in Mobile, Alabama. Fanning out across the region, the fire ants invaded the ... More

Global Dimensions of Irish IdentityRace, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Cian T. McMahon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620107
eISBN:
9781469620121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620107.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Though Ireland is a relatively small island on the northeastern fringe of the Atlantic, 70 million people worldwide—including some 45 million in the United States—claim it as their ancestral home. ... More

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