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Forests, Ecology, and Power in the Tropical Colonies

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

Much of the tropical territory that came under European control in the late nineteenth century was wooded, and throughout the colonial era, forests were a focal point of attempts to control conquered ... More


Progress and Hubris: The Political Ecology of Late Colonial Development

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers the environmental dimensions of the so-called ‘second colonial occupation’ after the Second World War. Whereas European power declined quickly in Asia after 1945, wherever it ... More


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