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Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

Kathleen A. Brosnan and Jacob Blackwell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US Cultural History; Environmental History. 9012 words.

Throughout history, food needs bonded humans to nature. The transition to agriculture constituted slow, but revolutionary ecological transformations. After 1500 ce, agricultural goods, as...

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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. 13645 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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American Environmental Policy since 1964

Richard N. L. Andrews.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Environmental History. 8829 words.

Between 1964 and 2017, the United States adopted the concept of environmental policy as a new focus for a broad range of previously disparate policy issues affecting human interactions with...

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Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement

Matt Garcia.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Labour History; Environmental History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Western US History. 7874 words.

In September 1962, the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) held its first convention in Fresno, California, initiating a multiracial movement that would result in the creation of...

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Civilian Nuclear Power

Daniel Pope.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Economic History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 10023 words.

Nuclear power in the United States has had an uneven history and faces an uncertain future. Promising in the 1950s electricity “too cheap to meter,” nuclear power has failed to come close...

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DDT and Pesticides

Frederick Rowe Davis.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Economic History; Environmental History. 9565 words.

The history of DDT and pesticides in America is overshadowed by four broad myths. The first myth suggests that DDT was the first insecticide deployed widely by American farmers. The second...

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The Environment in the Atomic Age

Rachel Rothschild.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 8223 words.

The development of nuclear technology had a profound influence on the global environment following the Second World War, with ramifications for scientific research, the modern environmental...

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Environmental and Conservation Movements in Metropolitan America

Robert R. Gioielli.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Urban History; Environmental History. 10343 words.

By the late 19th century, American cities like Chicago and New York were marvels of the industrializing world. The shock urbanization of the previous quarter century, however, brought on a...

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Epidemics in Indian Country

David S. Jones.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental History; Native American History. 7471 words.

Few developments in human history match the demographic consequences of the arrival of Europeans in the Americas. Between 1500 and 1900 the human populations of the Americas were...

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Food and Agriculture in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Gabriella M. Petrick.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; US Cultural History; Environmental History; Economic History. 402 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. Please check back later for the full article.

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