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The American Antinuclear Movement

Paul Rubinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; US Cultural History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 13401 words.

Spanning countries across the globe, the antinuclear movement was the combined effort of millions of people to challenge the superpowers’ reliance on nuclear weapons during the Cold War....

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Energy in American History

Aaron Sachs.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 7796 words.

Energy systems have played a significant role in U.S. history; some scholars claim that they have determined a number of other developments. From the colonial period to the present,...

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Guano, Intensive Agriculture, and Environmental Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Gregory T. Cushman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Environmental History; History of Science and Technology. 18925 words.

Agrarian societies in Latin America and the Caribbean have accomplished some of the most important and influential innovations in agricultural knowledge and practice in world history—both...

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Infrastructure: Water and Sewers

Joel A. Tarr.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Urban History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 7833 words.

Urban water supply and sewage disposal facilities are critical parts of the urban infrastructure. They have enabled cities and their metropolitan areas to function as centers of commerce,...

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Oil and Environment in Mexico

Myrna Santiago.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Environmental History; International History; History of Science and Technology; Labour History. 10366 words.

Before there was Mexico, there was oil. Millennia of organic matter that collapsed and liquefied into fossil fuel rested deep underground and underwater along the half-moon territorial...

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Technology and the Environment

Timothy James LeCain.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 8798 words.

Technology and environmental history are both relatively young disciplines among Americanists, and during their early years they developed as distinctly different and even antithetical...

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