Globalization, Environmental Change, and Social History

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Peter Boomgaard, Marjolein 't Hart
Cambridge University Press, Feb 24, 2011 - Nature
Throughout all ages, the activities of mankind have weighed heavily upon the environment. In turn, changes in that environment have favoured the rise of certain social groups and limited the actions of others. Despite this, environmental history has remained a 'blind spot' for most social and economic historians. This is to be regretted, as the various and unequal effects of environmental change often explain the strengths and weaknesses of certain social groups, irrespective of their being defined along the lines of class, gender and ethnicity. This volume brings together the expertise of social and environmental historians in an effort to assess the extent to which transnational agents changed socioecological space as a consequence of globalization since the Late Middle Ages.
 

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Contents

Globalization Environmental Change and Social History
1
The Eucalyptus in India South
27
A Theatre of Early Modern Ecocide?
51
Environmental Change and Globalization in Seventeenth
79
Slavery Free Trade and Empire
103
Environmental Changes the Emergence of a Fuel Market
123
Sayako Kanda
130
An Environmental
153
Gender and Generational
175
National and Global Demands on the Sao
203
Lucigleide Nery Nascimento and Mimi Larsen Becker 203
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