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An Environmental History of the Civil War

Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver


This sweeping new history recognizes that the Civil War was not just a military conflict but also a moment of profound transformation in Americans' relationship to the natural world. To be sure, environmental factors such as topography and weather powerfully shaped the outcomes of battles and campaigns, and the war could not have been fought without the horses, cattle, and other animals that were essential to both armies. But here Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver weave a far richer story, combining military and environmental history to forge a comprehensive new narrative of the war's signifi ... More

Keywords: civil war, environmental history, weather, disease, death, conservation, horses, cattle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469655383
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judkin Browning, author
Appalachian State University

Timothy Silver, author
Appalachian State University

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