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An Agrarian RepublicFarming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Adam Wesley Dean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The familiar story of the Civil War tells of a predominately agricultural South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, this book argues that the Republican Party’s political ... More

Cattle ColonialismAn Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i

Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai'i

John Ryan Fischer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625126
eISBN:
9781469625140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625126.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the nineteenth century, the colonial territories of California and Hawaiʻi underwent important cultural, economic, and ecological transformations influenced by an unlikely factor: cows. The ... More

Global Dimensions of Irish IdentityRace, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Global Dimensions of Irish Identity: Race, Nation, and the Popular Press, 1840-1880

Cian T. McMahon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620107
eISBN:
9781469620121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620107.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Though Ireland is a relatively small island on the northeastern fringe of the Atlantic, 70 million people worldwide—including some 45 million in the United States—claim it as their ancestral home. ... More

Southern Water, Southern PowerHow the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Southern Water, Southern Power: How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Christopher J. Manganiello

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620053
eISBN:
9781469623306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620053.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Why has the American South—a place with abundant rainfall—became embroiled in intrastate wars over water? Why did unpredictable flooding come to characterize southern waterways, and how did a region ... More

Urban GreenNature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago

Colin Fisher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619958
eISBN:
9781469619972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619958.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In early twentieth-century America, affluent city-dwellers made a habit of venturing out of doors and vacationing in resorts and national parks. Yet the rich and the privileged were not the only ones ... More

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