Environmental History and the American South

Environmental History and the American South

This volume suggests, then, that southern environmental history has not only arrived but also that it may prove an important space for the growth of the larger environmental history enterprise.” The writings, which range in setting from ...

Author: Paul Sutter

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820333229

Category: History

Page: 488

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This reader gathers fifteen of the most important essays written in the field of southern environmental history over the past decade. Ideal for course use, the volume provides a convenient entrée into the recent literature on the region as it indicates the variety of directions in which the field is growing. As coeditor Paul S. Sutter writes in his introduction, “recent trends in environmental historiography--a renewed emphasis on agricultural landscapes and their hybridity, attention to the social and racial histories of environmental thought and practice, and connections between health and the environment among them--have made the South newly attractive terrain. This volume suggests, then, that southern environmental history has not only arrived but also that it may prove an important space for the growth of the larger environmental history enterprise.” The writings, which range in setting from the Texas plains to the Carolina Lowcountry, address a multiplicity of topics, such as husbandry practices in the Chesapeake colonies and the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The contributors’ varied disciplinary perspectives--including agricultural history, geography, the history of science, the history of technology, military history, colonial American history, urban and regional planning history, and ethnohistory--also point to the field’s vitality. Conveying the breadth, diversity, and liveliness of this maturing area of study,Environmental History and the American Southaffirms the critical importance of human-environmental interactions to the history and culture of the region. Contributors: Virginia DeJohn Anderson William Boyd Lisa Brady Joshua Blu Buhs Judith Carney James Taylor Carson Craig E. Colten S. Max Edelson Jack Temple Kirby Ralph H. Lutts Eileen Maura McGurty Ted Steinberg Mart Stewart Claire Strom Paul Sutter Harry Watson Albert G. Way
Categories: History

Environmental History and the American South

Environmental History and the American South

Climate, Race, and Cultural Distinctiveness in the American South,” in Nature and Society in Historical Context, ed. ... Otis Graham, “Again the Backward Region: Environmental History In and Of the American South,” Southern Cultures 6 ...

Author: Paul Sutter

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820332802

Category: History

Page: 488

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This reader gathers fifteen of the most important essays written in the field of southern environmental history over the past decade. Ideal for course use, the volume provides a convenient entrée into the recent literature on the region as it indicates the variety of directions in which the field is growing. As coeditor Paul S. Sutter writes in his introduction, “recent trends in environmental historiography--a renewed emphasis on agricultural landscapes and their hybridity, attention to the social and racial histories of environmental thought and practice, and connections between health and the environment among them--have made the South newly attractive terrain. This volume suggests, then, that southern environmental history has not only arrived but also that it may prove an important space for the growth of the larger environmental history enterprise.” The writings, which range in setting from the Texas plains to the Carolina Lowcountry, address a multiplicity of topics, such as husbandry practices in the Chesapeake colonies and the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The contributors’ varied disciplinary perspectives--including agricultural history, geography, the history of science, the history of technology, military history, colonial American history, urban and regional planning history, and ethnohistory--also point to the field’s vitality. Conveying the breadth, diversity, and liveliness of this maturing area of study, Environmental History and the American South affirms the critical importance of human-environmental interactions to the history and culture of the region. Contributors: Virginia DeJohn Anderson William Boyd Lisa Brady Joshua Blu Buhs Judith Carney James Taylor Carson Craig E. Colten S. Max Edelson Jack Temple Kirby Ralph H. Lutts Eileen Maura McGurty Ted Steinberg Mart Stewart Claire Strom Paul Sutter Harry Watson Albert G. Way
Categories: History

American Environmental History

American Environmental History

The environmental history of the American South may have more in common with environmental history that has emerged in other parts of the world, which has had to come to terms with landscapes that have been continuously occupied and ...

Author: Louis S. Warren

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444339390

Category: History

Page: 656

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Explore how the peoples of America understood and changed their natural environments, remaking their politics, culture, and societies In this newly revised Second Edition of American Environmental History, celebrated environmental historian and author Louis S. Warren provides readers with insightful examination of how different American peoples created and reacted to environmental change and threats from the era before Columbus to the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll find concise editorial introductions to each chapter and interpretive interventions throughout this meticulous collection of essays and historical documents. This book covers topics as varied as Native American relations with nature, colonial invasions, American slavery, market expansion and species destruction, urbanization, Progressive and New Deal conservation, national parks, the environmental impact of consumer appetites, environmentalism and the backlash against it, environmental justice, and climate change. This new edition includes twice as many primary documents as the First Edition, along with findings from related fields such as Native American history, African American history, geography, and environmental justice. Ideal for students and researchers studying American environmental history and for those seeking historical perspectives on contemporary environmental challenges, this book will earn a place in the libraries of anyone with an interest in American history and the impact of American peoples on the environment and the world around them. Louis S. Warren is the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis. He is a two-time winner of the Caughey Western History Association Prize, a Guggenheim Fellow, and recipient of the Albert Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association and the Bancroft Prize in American History.
Categories: History

Atlantic Environments and the American South

Atlantic Environments and the American South

Kathryn Newfont, Blue Ridge Commons: Environmental Activism and Forest History in Western North Carolina (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012); Steven Stoll, Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America ...

Author: Thomas Blake Earle

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820356471

Category: History

Page: 242

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There is clear overlap in interests and influences for the fields of Atlantic, environmental, and southern history, but scholarship in them has often advanced on parallel tracks. This anthology places itself at the intersection, pushing for a new confluence. Editors Thomas Blake Earle and D. Andrew Johnson provide a lucid introduction to this collection of essays that brings these disciplines together. With this volume, historians explore crucial insights into a self-consciously Atlantic environmental history of the American South, touching on such topics as ideas about slavery, gender, climate, “colonial ecological revolution,” manipulation of the landscape, infrastructure, resources, and exploitation. By centering this project on a region, the American South—defined as the southeastern reaches of North America and the Caribbean— the authors interrogate how European colonizers, Native Americans, and Africans interacted in and with the (sub)tropics, a place foreign to Europeans. Challenging the concepts of “Atlantic” and “southern” and their intersection with “environments” is a discipline-defining strategy at the leading edge of emerging scholarship. Taken collectively, this book should encourage more readers to reimagine this region, its time periods, climate(s), and ecocultural networks.
Categories: History

A Companion to American Environmental History

A Companion to American Environmental History

He is the author of Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement (2002), the co-editor, with Christopher Manganiello, of Environmental History and the American South: A Reader (2009), ...

Author: Douglas Cazaux Sackman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444323628

Category: History

Page: 696

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A Companion to American Environmental History gatherstogether a comprehensive collection of over 30 essays that examinethe evolving and diverse field of American environmental history. Provides a complete historiography of American environmentalhistory Brings the field up-to-date to reflect the latest trends andencourages new directions for the field Includes the work of path-breaking environmental historians,from the founders of the field, to contributions frominnovative young scholars Takes stock of the discipline through five topically themedparts, with essays ranging from American Indian EnvironmentalRelations to Cities and Suburbs
Categories: History

What is Environmental History

What is Environmental History

Environmental History in and of the American South,” Southern Cultures 6, no. 2 (2000): 50–72. 32 Paul S. Sutter and Christopher J. Manganiello, Environmental History and the American South: A Reader. Athens: University of Georgia Press ...

Author: J. Donald Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745688466

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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What is environmental history? It is a kind of history that seeks understanding of human beings as they have lived, worked, and thought in relationship to the rest of nature through the changes brought by time. In this new edition of his seminal student textbook, J. Donald Hughes provides a masterful overview of the thinkers, topics, and perspectives that have come to constitute the exciting discipline that is environmental history. He does so on a global scale, drawing together disparate trends from a rich variety of countries into a unified whole, illuminating trends and key themes in the process. Those already familiar with the discipline will find themselves invited to think about the subject in a new way. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent developments, trends, and new work in environmental history, as well as a brand new note on its possible future. Students and scholars new to environmental history will find the book both an indispensable guide and a rich source of inspiration for future work.
Categories: Political Science

Feral Animals in the American South

Feral Animals in the American South

Southern United States: An Environmental History (Santa Barbara: ABCCLIO, 2006); Mart Stewart, “If John Muir had been an Agrarian: American Environmental History West and South,” Environment and History 11 (2005): 139–162; ...

Author: Abraham H. Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316791035

Category: Nature

Page:

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The relationship between humans and domestic animals has changed in dramatic ways over the ages, and those transitions have had profound consequences for all parties involved. As societies evolve, the selective pressures that shape domestic populations also change. Some animals retain close relationships with humans, but many do not. Those who establish residency in the wild, free from direct human control, are technically neither domestic nor wild: they are feral. If we really want to understand humanity's complex relationship with domestic animals, then we cannot simply ignore the ones who went feral. This is especially true in the American South, where social and cultural norms have facilitated and sustained large populations of feral animals for hundreds of years. Feral Animals in the American South retells southern history from this new perspective of feral animals.
Categories: Nature

American Environmental History

American Environmental History

Hugh Talmage Lefler and Albert Ray Newsome, North Carolina: The History of a Southern State (Chapel Hill: University ofNorth Carolina Press, 1954), quotations at 4, 5. 2. Thomas Hariot, A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of ...

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231140355

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis. Beginning with the precolonial land-use practice of Native Americans and concluding with our twenty-first century concerns over our global ecological crisis, American Environmental History addresses contentious issues such as the preservation of the wilderness, the expulsion of native peoples from national parks, and population growth, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and class. Entries address a range of topics, from the impact of rice cultivation, slavery, and the growth of the automobile suburb to the effects of the Russian sea otter trade, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice movement, and globalization. This illustrated reference is an essential companion for students interested in the ongoing transformation of the American landscape and the conflicts over its resources and conservation. It makes rich use of the tools and resources (climatic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians rely on to conduct their research. The volume also includes a compendium of significant people, concepts, events, agencies, and legislation, and an extensive bibliography of critical films, books, and Web sites.
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge History of Rural America

The Routledge History of Rural America

4 5 6 7 Little, Brown and Company, 1929); Lewis C. Gray, History of Agriculture in the Southern United States to 1860, 2 vols. ... Environmental History in and of the American South,” Southern Cultures 6 (200O): 50–72; ...

Author: Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135054977

Category: History

Page: 440

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First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

The Georgia Peach

The Georgia Peach

Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South Thomas Okie, William Thomas Okie. 25 26 of this more recent agroecological history, see William Cronon, Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West (New York: W. W. Norton, ...

Author: William Thomas Okie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107071728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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This book explores the significance of the peach as a cultural icon and viable commodity in the American South.
Categories: Business & Economics