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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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Regulating America’s Natural Environment

Bart Elmore.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political History; Economic History; Environmental History. 12205 words.

From the founding of the American republic through the 19th century, the nation’s environmental policy mostly centered on promoting American settlers’ conquest of the frontier. Early...

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