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Mules and Upland Banditry

Jacob Shell

in Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter discusses the perceived usefulness of mule-based transportation for agrarian rebels and backwoods smugglers. Che Guevara’s discussion of mules and muleteers in his 1959 treatise ... More


Producing the Range: Extermination and Fences

Nathan F. Sayre

in The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226083117
eISBN:
9780226083391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083391.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Beginning in the 1890s, the US Biological Survey perfected methods to hunt, trap, and poison animals that threatened crops or livestock; after 1914, it executed campaigns that exterminated hundreds ... More


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