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John Ryan Fischer

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625126
eISBN:
9781469625140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625126.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter analyzes developments in native cattle cultures at the height of the hide and tallow trade. Early management of the feral herds depended on European and American bullock hunters. Around ... More


Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Finis Dunaway

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Certain images stand out as icons of American environmentalism: a 1971 public service announcement featuring the “Crying Indian,” who sheds a tear in response to litter and pollution; the cooling ... More


Oil Culture

Ross Barrett and Daniel Worden (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the 150 years since the birth of the petroleum industry, oil has saturated our culture, fueling our cars and wars, our economy and policies. But just as thoroughly, culture saturates oil. So what ... More


Imagining Angels on the Gulf

Ruth Salvaggio

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0020
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter theorizes a new mode of resonant imagery that might inspire imaginative engagements with the hidden social and ecological histories of oil extraction and spur the formation of a new sort ... More


Whale Oil Culture, Consumerism, and Modern Conservation

Heidi Scott

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores how late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century representations of oil helped to establish the conditions necessary for the rise of a dynamic oil economy. Focusing on ... More


The Wizard of Oil: Abraham James, the Harmonial Wells, and the Psychometric History of the Oil Industry

Rochelle Raineri Zuck

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines how early publicity appropriated spiritualist themes to legitimize the fledgling oil industry by focusing on the exploits of the medium-turned-oilman Abraham James. It shows ... More


A Short History of Oil Cultures; or, The Marriage of Catastrophe and Exuberance

Frederick Buell

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the development of two cultural discourses that have informed literary interpretations of oil’s meaning since the nineteenth century: exuberance and catastrophe. While ... More


Essential Driving and Vital Cars American Automobile Culture in World War II

Sarah Frohardt-Lane

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines automobile culture in the United States during World War II, with particular emphasis on the Office of War Information’s propaganda that implored Americans to alter their ... More


Fossil-Fuel Futurity: Oil in Giant

Daniel Worden

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter analyzes the 1952 novel and 1956 film Giant as test cases to identify an ideological configuration—fossil-fuel futurity—that informed a wide range of twentieth-century American ... More


“Liquid Modernity”: Sundown in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Hanna Musiol

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter offers a reading of John Joseph Matthews’s 1934 novel Sundown as an account of the Osage oil boom that uses the bildungsroman form to dramatize the disastrous effects of unchecked ... More


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