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All the Boats on the OceanHow Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

Carmel Finley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443379
eISBN:
9780226443409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443409.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This transnational history explores how postwar fishing changed from a coastal, in-shore activity into a global industry. Fueled by the new technologies developed during the war and by government ... More

Bankers and EmpireHow Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Peter James Hudson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Bankers and Empire reconstructs the history of the expansion of Wall Street’s banking houses and financial institutions (including the precursors to Citigroup and JPMorganChase) into the Caribbean ... More

Crisis of the Wasteful NationEmpire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Ian Tyrrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Examines rising alarm over waste of natural resources, and its use by Theodore Roosevelt and his administration to further objectives of conservation and an American form of empire. These objectives ... More

The Fire Ant WarsNature, Science, and Public Policy in Twentieth-Century America

The Fire Ant Wars: Nature, Science, and Public Policy in Twentieth-Century America

Joshua Blu Buhs

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226079813
eISBN:
9780226079844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226079844.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Sometime in the first half of the twentieth century, a coterie of fire ants came ashore from South American ships docked in Mobile, Alabama. Fanning out across the region, the fire ants invaded the ... More

Nature's GhostsConfronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology

Nature's Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology

Mark V. Barrow Jr.

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226038148
eISBN:
9780226038155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038155.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The rapid growth of the American environmental movement in recent decades obscures the fact that long before the first Earth Day and the passage of the Endangered Species Act, naturalists and ... More

The Profit of the EarthThe Global Seeds of American Agriculture

The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Courtney Fullilove

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226454863
eISBN:
9780226455051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226455051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Profit of the Earth is a new history of American agricultural development, characterizing crop seeds as deep time technologies transformed by millennia of human intervention. While the ... More

Raising Cane in the 'GladesThe Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Raising Cane in the 'Glades: The Global Sugar Trade and the Transformation of Florida

Gail M. Hollander

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349503
eISBN:
9780226349480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Over the last century, the Everglades have undergone a metaphorical and ecological transition from impenetrable swamp to endangered wetland. At the heart of this transformation lies the Florida sugar ... More

Seeing GreenThe Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Finis Dunaway

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Certain images stand out as icons of American environmentalism: a 1971 public service announcement featuring the “Crying Indian,” who sheds a tear in response to litter and pollution; the cooling ... More

Tides of HistoryOcean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Michael S. Reidy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the first half of the nineteenth century, the British sought to master the physical properties of the oceans; in the second half, they lorded over large portions of the oceans' outer rim. The ... More

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