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North American Evironmental History

School and Department: 
  • Liberal Arts, College of
  • History
  • Liberal Arts, College of
  • Environmental Studies
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This seminar examines the interactions between human societies and the natural world in North America from the sixteenth century to the present. That relationship is complex: the environment both reflects people's influences and affects human history. Through reading and discussion, participants in this seminar will examine this reciprocal relationship. Topics to be discussed include Native American management of the environment; the effects of the European ecological invasion; resource exploitation in the industrial era; and the evolution of twentieth-century environmentalism.