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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/9781469625126.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses the initial establishment of cattle in California and in Hawaiʻi. The centrality of livestock to European economies, and European beliefs that domestic animals served as a ... More


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


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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/9781469625126.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines how this changing political context and enhanced economic value of livestock in the Pacific translated into new systems of land tenure. Rancheros in California called for an end ... More


Transformations of the Earth

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Forty years ago a wise, visionary man, the Wisconsin wildlife biologist and conservationist Aldo Leopold, called for “an ecological interpretation of history,” by which he meant using the ideas and ... More


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