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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 Alphabetic Colonization of Amerindian Oral Ecologies in Early Brazil

Diogo de Carvalho Cabral.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Environmental History. 14740 words.

Although it has received less scholarly attention than firearms, microbes, domestic animals and plants, market economy, and statecraft, alphabetic reading and writing was crucial in the...

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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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Animals in Latin American History

Germán Vergara.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Environmental History. 8435 words.

The evolutionary history of vertebrate nonhuman animals such as mammals in what is now Latin America extends back tens of millions of years. Given that anatomically modern humans first...

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Animals, Persons, Gods

Piers Locke.

in Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Environmental History. 7436 words.

Focusing on the government elephant stables of the Chitwan National Park in Nepal, this chapter asks how mahouts negotiate relations with elephants that involve trust and domination,...

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Brazilian Wildlife: History, Threats, and Opportunities

José Luiz de Andrade Franco and José Augusto Drummond.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Environmental History. 13343 words.

The rich variety of the tropical ecosystems and wildlife native to the current territory of Brazil has captured the attention of several groups of observers since the early 1800s. Wildlife...

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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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Challenges of Coexistence

Ursula Münster.

in Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History; Environmental History. 10081 words.

Concerned with fractious relations of interspecies conflict in and around the Wayanad Wildlife Reserve, this chapter considers the knowledge, experience, and claims of forest officials,...

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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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