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American Environmental History

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Dan Allosso

Pub Date: 2019

ISBN 13: 9781981731732

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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Reviewed by Thomas Klinger, Professor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on 3/11/19

American Environmental History is an interesting amalgam of physical and cultural anthropology, technological history, political history, and economics. It works very well as a history of North America through a lens of environmental concerns. read more


Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Prehistory
  • Chapter 2: Recontact
  • Chapter 3: Colonial North America
  • Chapter 4: Frontier and Grid
  • Chapter 5: Commons, Mills, Corporations
  • Chapter 6: Transportation Revolution
  • Chapter 7: Commodities, Centers, Peripheries
  • Chapter 8: Green Revolution
  • Chapter 9: City Life
  • Chapter 10: Wilderness and Country Life
  • Chapter 11: Farmers and Agribusiness
  • Chapter 12: Treasures Underground
  • Chapter 13: Limits to Growth?
  • Chapter 14: Economics and Externalities
  • Chapter 15: Food and Choice

About the Book

For too long the environment has been considered little more than a neutral background to history. This text surveys findings of the new field of Environmental History about how the environment of the Americas influenced the actions of people here and how people affected their environments, from prehistory to the present.

About the Contributors


Dan Allosso