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Cuba’s Role in Haiti: Hurricanes, an Earthquake, and Cholera

John M. Kirk

in Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuba has had a large medical presence in Haiti since 1998, when Hurricane Georges devastated the country. Cuba responded by sending hundreds of medical staff to help with emergency medical support. ... More


Omens from the Past, Warnings for the Future: Storytelling, Place, and Identity

Nathalie Dajko

in French on Shifting Ground: Cultural and Coastal Erosion in South Louisiana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830647
eISBN:
9781496830975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830647.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter Eight considers the stories told in the process of place-making. It focuses on the history of land loss in the Lafourche Basin via personal accounts of recent storms and land loss and of the ... More


. Features of Early Louisiana Literature and the Cultural Milieu

Catharine Savage Brosman

in Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The status of early (French-language) Louisiana literature within the larger corpus of French literature is examined initially in connection with the general questions of provincial or regional ... More


Geography and the Shaping of Early Colonial Cuba

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400325
eISBN:
9781683400981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400325.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter offers a synthetic view of Cuba’s geography, including aspects such as location, insularity, topography, hydrography, climate, soils, sea and wind currents, natural disasters such as ... More


Communal Histories

David M. Burley

in Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734881
eISBN:
9781621034971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734881.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter takes a look at the various Louisiana communities that were affected by the state's gradual coastal land loss, including Jefferson, St. Bernard, Terrebonne, Plaquemines, Orleans, and ... 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


Modernizing America

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

As late as 1911, a leading American geographer could confidently assert that blacks in the United States would always live chiefly in “the warm, moist air of the Gulf and South Atlantic states,” ... More


Links to Agroecosystems: Processes and Productivity

Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel

in Climate Variability and the Global Harvest: Impacts of El Niño and Other Oscillations on Agro-Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137637
eISBN:
9780197561669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195137637.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The climate teleconnections related to El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events described in chapter 1 have global implications regarding agriculture. In many locations, ENSO events appear to ... More


Recent El Niños and Their Manifestations: Evolving Understanding

Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel

in Climate Variability and the Global Harvest: Impacts of El Niño and Other Oscillations on Agro-Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137637
eISBN:
9780197561669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195137637.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Since the 1970s, there has been a growing global awareness of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, especially in regard to its impacts on humans, natural ecosystems, and agriculture. ... More


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