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Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution
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Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution

Sherry Johnson

Abstract

From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more frequent and severe hurricanes, and extended drought. Drawing on historical climatology, environmental history, and Cuban and American colonial history, this book integrates the region's experience with extreme weather events and patterns into the history of the Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic world. By superimposing this history of natural disasters over the conventional timeline of sociopolitical a ... More

Keywords: American Revolution, French Revolution, Haitian Revolution, environmental crises, hurricanes, drought, historical climatology, environmental history, American colonial history, extreme weather

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834930
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869345_johnson

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sherry Johnson, author