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Food Frontiers: Indigenous and Euro-American Ecologies in Early America
Natale Zappia, Whittier College
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HB-50562-15
Revolutions in the Grass: Energy and Food Systems in Continental North America, 1763-1848 (Article)
Title: Revolutions in the Grass: Energy and Food Systems in Continental North America, 1763-1848
Author: Natale A. Zappia
Abstract: This article draws connections between the political revolutions of the Atlantic World and the equally powerful environmental revolutions occurring in North America between
1763 and 1848. The political-economic transformations that shook coastal cities also reverberated in the reorganization of food production and indirectly grass consumption, revealing deep interconnections between imperial objectives, continental land use practices, and the emergence of a global food system. Understanding the critical role of nonhuman actors, including grass and herbivores, reveals deeper relationships shared between early modern political, cultural, and environmental history.
Primary URL: http://envhis.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/10/22/envhis.emv117.short?rss=1
Primary URL Description: Article appearing in Journal "Environmental History."
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Periodical Title: Environmental History