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Taconite Bites Back: The Reserve Mining Pollution Trial and the Environmental Challenge to Industry

Jeffrey T. Manuel

in Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694297
eISBN:
9781452952482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694297.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Chapter three describes the major pollution lawsuit that affected the mining region, Reserve Mining Company v. USA. I argue that the trial must be understood within the context of taconite's ... More


Company and Community: Copper Mining on Lake Superior

Larry Lankton

in Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083576
eISBN:
9780199854158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083576.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Social critics have blamed Americans for homogenizing our culture. When travelers leave the interstates and head down the smaller highways and byways, they can still find curious survivals, pockets ... More


Men at Work: Agents, Captains, and Contract Miners

Larry Lankton

in Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083576
eISBN:
9780199854158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083576.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Traditional hand technologies gave way to mechanized means of production, and developing new machines required considerable capital. Mine enterprises were led by practically trained men who had ... More


Ecological History of the Lake Superior Basin

Nancy Langston

in Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The cumulative ecological changes from the fur trade, mining, logging, and farming on Lake Superior were profound. While contemporary observers understood that these rapid changes might cause ... More


Climate Change Challenges in the Management of Invasive Sea Lamprey in Lake Superior

James F. Kitchell, Timothy Cline, Val Bennington, and Galen A. McKinley

in Invasive Species in a Globalized World: Ecological, Social, and Legal Perspectives on Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166049
eISBN:
9780226166216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226166216.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Invasion of sea lamprey and commercial fisheries combined historically to cause collapse of many native fish populations in the Great Lakes. Due to subsequent control of sea lamprey, many native fish ... More


Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Nancy Langston

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212983
eISBN:
9780300231663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212983.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Sustaining Lake Superior asks, What can we learn from the conservation recoveries of Lake Superior over the past century as we face new challenges of persistent pollutants that are mobilizing with ... More


Great Lakes Ecosystems: Invasions, Food Web Dynamics, and the Challenge of Ecological Restoration

James F. Kitchell and Greg G. Sass

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on major changes in the food web dynamics of Lakes Superior and Michigan that arose due to fisheries management programs and nonnative species invasions. It emphasizes both ... More


Apital and Commercialization: The struggle to fish

Chantal Norrgard

in Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617299
eISBN:
9781469617312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617299.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines Ojibwes work in the Lake Superior commercial fishing industry and the challenges that the growth of fishing monopolies presented to Ojibwe autonomy over their labor. Fishing ... More


Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood

Chantal Norrgard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617299
eISBN:
9781469617312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617299.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Between the 1870s and the 1930s, the Lake Superior Ojibwe negotiated dramatic economic, political, and social changes. Spanning that period, which began with the tribe's removal to reservations and ... More


The Modern Age Begins

William D. Wilkinson

in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

By the end of the nineteenth century, the introduction of internal combustion gasoline engines improved land transportation, particularly in terms of durability, power capacity, efficiency, and ... More


Plant Communities of Great Lakes Islands

Emmet J. Judziewicz

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores how the isolated plant communities of two archipelagos in the Great Lakes are changing. Both the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior and the Grand Traverse Islands in Lake Michigan ... More


College Boy

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the years Thomas Sadler Roberts spent at the University of Minnesota. He enrolled in 1877, to a schedule of four hours of lecture a day and military drills in the afternoon. ... More


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