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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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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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