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HIST 4701 Environmental History of the Atlantic World (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will explore several major themes of environmental history in an Atlantic context. Major topics will include: the settlement of North America, the development of the plantation system, the Industrial Revolution, and the development of a world market in environmental resources. Our goal is to gain both an understanding of the historical process of ecological change, and the way in which historians and others have tried to understand these changes. Readings will include both pioneering historical works and recent works that have brought this field into more of a popular historical discourse.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kevin O'Neill

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 13-Feb-18