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Exporting and Acclimatizing Regional Planning Models to the Tropics

Bernard Debarbieux, Gilles Rudaz, and Martin F. Price

in The Mountain: A Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226031118
eISBN:
9780226031255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031255.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Chapter 7 focuses on the adaption of the mountain conception imported to the colonies. Indeed, the conception does not simply follow a copy paste model from the metropolises to the colonies. ... More


Nostalgia in the Tropics

Thomas Dodman

in What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The French army was hardly through with clinical nostalgia and throughout the nineteenth century the disease continued to hamper its political leaders’ ambitions of imperial expansion. Starting in ... More


Much Ado about Mutton

Rebecca J. H. Woods

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634661
eISBN:
9781469634678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634661.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the fraught attempts to acclimatize Spanish merino sheep in Britain in the early nineteenth century. Proponents of the merino were motivated by the commercial value of merino ... More


The Transformation of an Ecological Policy: Acclimatization of Cuban Tobacco Varieties and Public Scandalization in the French Empire, c. 1860–1880

Alexander van Wickeren

in Environments of Empire: Networks and Agents of Ecological Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655932
eISBN:
9781469655956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655932.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter analyzes the scandalization of agricultural experiments with Cuban tobacco seeds in mid-nineteenth century France. It shows how engineers of the French state tobacco monopoly, which was ... More


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