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Accounting for CapitalismThe World the Clerk Made

Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Michael Zakim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

A new class of “merchant clerks” appeared on the historical stage in the middle of the nineteenth century, collectively charged with administering the most important production project in America’s ... More

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 Boats on the OceanHow Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

Carmel Finley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443379
eISBN:
9780226443409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443409.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This transnational history explores how postwar fishing changed from a coastal, in-shore activity into a global industry. Fueled by the new technologies developed during the war and by government ... 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

American TropicsThe Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Megan Raby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and the ... More

Bankers and EmpireHow Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Peter James Hudson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Bankers and Empire reconstructs the history of the expansion of Wall Street’s banking houses and financial institutions (including the precursors to Citigroup and JPMorganChase) into the Caribbean ... 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

City in a GardenEnvironmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Andrew M. Busch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The natural beauty of Austin, Texas, has always been central to the city’s identity. From the beginning, city leaders, residents, planners, and employers consistently imagined Austin as a natural ... 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

Heartbeats in the MuckThe History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

John Waldman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

New York Harbor is a sprawling network of tidal bays, inlets, channels, and creeks set within both the broader Hudson Estuary and the urban matrix of New York City. Many natural habitats may be ... More

The Herds Shot Round the WorldNative Breeds and the British Empire, c. 1800-1900

The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, c. 1800-1900

Rebecca J. H. Woods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634661
eISBN:
9781469634678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634661.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

As Britain industrialized in the early nineteenth century, animal breeders faced the need to convert livestock into products while maintaining the distinctive character of their breeds. Thus they ... More

Hurricane KatrinaThe Mississippi Story

Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story

James Patterson Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030239
eISBN:
9781617030246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030239.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book presents an account of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the ... More

The Lakes of PontchartrainTheir History and Environments

The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments

Robert W. Hastings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732719
eISBN:
9781604734706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

A vital and volatile part of the New Orleans landscape and lifestyle, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin actually contains three major bodies of water—Lakes Borgne, Pontchartrain, and Maurepas. These make ... More

Losing GroundIdentity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

David M. Burley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734881
eISBN:
9781621034971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

What is it like to lose your front porch to the ocean? To watch saltwater destroy your favorite fishing holes? To see playgrounds and churches subside and succumb to brackish and rising water? The ... More

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