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HIST0222A-S22

US Env Hist Nature Inequality

United States Environmental History: Nature and Inequality
In this course we will study the interactions between diverse groups and their physical environments to understand how humans have shaped and in turn been shaped by the material world. Topics include: ecological change with European conquest; industrialization and race and class differences in labor, leisure, and ideas of “nature”; African American environments South and North; the capitalist transformation of the American West, rural and urban; Progressive conservation and its displacement of Native Americans and other rural groups; chemical- and petroleum-based technologies and their unexpected consequences; and the rise of environmentalism and its transformation by issues of inequality and justice. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22574
Subject Code:
HIST
Course Number:
0222
Section Identifier:
A

Course

HIST 0222

All Sections in Spring 2022

Spring 2022

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