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The republic of nature : an environmental history of the United States, Mark Fiege

Label
The republic of nature : an environmental history of the United States
Title
The republic of nature
Title remainder
an environmental history of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Mark Fiege
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light
  • Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education
  • By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience."--pub. desc
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Fiege, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF503
LC item number
.F54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
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  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • United States
Label
The republic of nature : an environmental history of the United States, Mark Fiege
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-556) and index
Contents
  • The
  • nature of Gettysburg : environmental history and the Civil War
  • Iron horses : nature and the building of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad
  • Atomic sublime : toward a natural history of the bomb
  • The
  • road to Brown v. Board : an environmental history of the color line
  • It's a gas : the United States and the oil shock of 1973-1974
  • Paths that beckon
  • Foreword :
  • Environmental history comes of age
  • William Cronon
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Satan in the land : nature, the supernatural, and disorder in colonial New England
  • By the laws of nature and of nature's God : Declaring American independence
  • King cotton : the cotton plant and southern slavery
  • Nature's nobleman : Abraham Lincoln and the improvement of America
Control code
747713180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 584 p.
Isbn
9780295991672
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035457
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)747713180
Label
The republic of nature : an environmental history of the United States, Mark Fiege
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-556) and index
Contents
  • The
  • nature of Gettysburg : environmental history and the Civil War
  • Iron horses : nature and the building of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad
  • Atomic sublime : toward a natural history of the bomb
  • The
  • road to Brown v. Board : an environmental history of the color line
  • It's a gas : the United States and the oil shock of 1973-1974
  • Paths that beckon
  • Foreword :
  • Environmental history comes of age
  • William Cronon
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Satan in the land : nature, the supernatural, and disorder in colonial New England
  • By the laws of nature and of nature's God : Declaring American independence
  • King cotton : the cotton plant and southern slavery
  • Nature's nobleman : Abraham Lincoln and the improvement of America
Control code
747713180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 584 p.
Isbn
9780295991672
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035457
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)747713180

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