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Colonies, Natural Resources, and Geopolitical Thought in the New Empire

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Discusses the role of geopolitical ideas as both reflecting and stimulating concern over resource waste and competition on an international level. In succession, the views of Benjamin Kidd, William ... More


Encountering the Tropical World:: The Impact of Empire

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Focuses on the practical experience of an encounter with new tropical colonies and potential colonies or spheres of informal influence in the underdeveloped/colonial world. Analyses the rise and role ... More


Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929

Henry Knight

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044811
eISBN:
9780813046396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044811.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929, shows how ideas of tropicality were central to the selling of California and Florida in the period of ... More


Dominica and Tahiti: Tropical Islands Compared

Peter Hulme

in Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226164717
eISBN:
9780226164700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164700.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses how the space of the tropics was constructed as a space of comparison and circulation, using the examples of two very different islands: Dominica and Tahiti. This chapter ... More


Tropic and Tropicality

Denis Cosgrove

in Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226164717
eISBN:
9780226164700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164700.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The chapters in this book variously parse the discursive usages of “tropicality” as the concept evolved during the period of most intense European penetration into the geographic spaces and human ... More


From Tropicality to Biodiversity

Megan Raby

in American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Consciousness of tropical biodiversity exploded onto the scene in the 1980s following the 1986 National Forum on BioDiversity. Biodiversity was not a new concept to biologists, however. U.S. ... More


Colonial Landscapes of Paradise and Pollution

Rivke Jaffe

in Concrete Jungles: Urban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190273583
eISBN:
9780190273620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190273583.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter builds on the preceding discussion of urban development through an exploration of colonial socio-ecological relations that serve to contextualize contemporary forms of environmental ... More


“Watch How Dem Touris’ Like Fe Look”: Tourist Photography and Claude McKay’s Jamaica

Leah Rosenberg

in On Writing with Photography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674695
eISBN:
9781452947518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Claude McKay, who launched his literary career with creole poems written in the voice of Jamaican speakers that detail daily experiences and existential crises. It discusses ... More


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