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Agricultural Production and Environmental History  

Sterling Evans

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
The traditional focus of agricultural history has been the study of rural landscapes, societies, and economies, as well as agricultural production and technologies. In contrast, ... More

And All Was Light?—Science and Environmental History  

Michael Lewis

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter examines the role of science in environmental history. Environmental historians use science as a tool for revealing the material past. At the same time, however, they study ... More

Animals and the Intimacy of History  

Brett L. Walker

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
In 2005, Kenton Joel Carnegie, a geological engineering student, was attacked and killed by four wolves on a trail near a uranium mine in Saskatchewan. Carnegie’s kill site evokes the many ... More

Beyond Virgin Soils: Disease as Environmental History  

Linda Nash

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
Disease has emerged as a key topic in the field of environmental history. This chapter surveys the intersections between histories of disease and environmental history in three key areas: ... More

Beyond Weather: The Culture and Politics of Climate History  

Mark Carey

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter explores the cultural and political dimensions of climate change in the past and present in order to highlight the achievements and limitations of environmental history as a ... More

Boundless Nature: Borders and the Environment in North America and Beyond  

Andrew R. Graybill

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter focuses on recent historical literature that explores the interconnection between borders and the environment in North America and other parts of the world, with emphasis on ... More

Chronic Illness and Disease History  

Carsten Timmermann

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses that with a new focus on patients and the quality of care, illness experiences have become an important topic in recent years in scholarly and biographical ... More

Confluences of Nature and Culture: Cities in Environmental History  

Lawrence Culver

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter examines the intersection between environmental history and urban history, with emphasis on the place of nature in the city and vice versa. More specifically, it considers the ... More

Conquest to Convalescence: Nature and Nation in United States History  

William Deverell

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter explores the complex relationship between nature and nation in American history. It first considers Philadelphia physician John Kearsley Mitchell’s juxtaposed placement of ... More

Crossing Boundaries: The Environment in International Relations  

Kurk Dorsey

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter examines the development and historiography of environmental diplomacy, broadly defined, and it argues that there are opportunities for environmental and diplomatic historians ... More

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