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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

All Things Harmless, Useful, and OrnamentalEnvironmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental: Environmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

Pete Minard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469651613
eISBN:
9781469651637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651613.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Species acclimatization--the organized introduction of organisms to a new region--is much maligned in the present day. However, colonization depended on moving people, plants, and animals from place ... More

American TropicsThe Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Megan Raby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and the ... 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

City in a GardenEnvironmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Andrew M. Busch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The natural beauty of Austin, Texas, has always been central to the city’s identity. From the beginning, city leaders, residents, planners, and employers consistently imagined Austin as a natural ... More

Environments of EmpireNetworks and Agents of Ecological Change

Environments of Empire: Networks and Agents of Ecological Change

Ulrike Kirchberger and Brett M. Bennett (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655932
eISBN:
9781469655956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655932.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The age of European high imperialism was characterized by the movement of plants and animals on a historically unprecedented scale. The human migrants who colonized territories around the world ... 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

The Herds Shot Round the WorldNative Breeds and the British Empire, c. 1800-1900

The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, c. 1800-1900

Rebecca J. H. Woods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634661
eISBN:
9781469634678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634661.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

As Britain industrialized in the early nineteenth century, animal breeders faced the need to convert livestock into products while maintaining the distinctive character of their breeds. Thus they ... More

Landscape of MigrationMobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present

Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656106
eISBN:
9781469656120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the wake of a 1952 revolution, leaders of Bolivia's National Revolutionary Movement (MNR) embarked on a program of internal colonization known as the "March to the East." In an impoverished ... More

Organic ResistanceThe Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France

Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France

Venus Bivar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469641188
eISBN:
9781469641195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641188.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

France is often held up as a bastion of gastronomic refinement and as a model of artisanal agriculture and husbandry. But French farming is not at all what it seems. Countering the standard stories ... More

Red Coats and Wild BirdsHow Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire

Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire

Kirsten A. Greer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469649832
eISBN:
9781469649856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649832.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

During the nineteenth century, Britain maintained a complex network of garrisons to manage its global empire. While these bases helped the British project power and secure trade routes, they served ... More

Rubber and the Making of VietnamAn Ecological History, 1897-1975

Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897-1975

Michitake Aso

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469637150
eISBN:
9781469637174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469637150.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

How can a single tree species affect human projects on the scale of empires and nations? Rubber and the Making of Vietnam explores this question for the rubber tree in Vietnamese history. Dating back ... More

RunawayGregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Anthony Chaney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The anthropologist Gregory Bateson has been called a lost giant of twentieth-century thought. In the years following World War II, Bateson was among the group of mathematicians, engineers, and social ... 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

To Master the Boundless SeaThe U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire

To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire

Jason W. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640440
eISBN:
9781469640464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640440.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

As the United States grew into an empire in the late nineteenth century, notions like “sea power” derived not only from fleets, bases, and decisive battles but also from a scientific effort to ... 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

The Wild and the ToxicAmerican Environmentalism and the Politics of Health

The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health

Jennifer Thomson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651996
eISBN:
9781469651668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651996.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Health figures centrally in late twentieth-century environmental activism. There are many competing claims about the health of ecosystems, the health of the planet, and the health of humans, yet ... More

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