Tag Archives: Latin American Environmental History

Fabiana Li – Unearthing Conflict
3 – Why was it that, in this so-­called mining country, extractive activity ended up at the center of controversy and local resistance? How did water [...]
Thomas Miller Klubock – La Frontera
2-3 – This book brings together the social and environmental histories of the southern frontier territory to examine the origins of Chile’s recent [...]
Molly Doane – Stealing Shining Rivers
Preface – Why the Environment Is Political Vii – The exhibit condenses landscapes and idealizes their elements by, for example, including live [...]
Matthew Vitz – City on a Lake
INTRODUCTION Mexico City is, indeed, a city facing extraordinary social and environmental predicaments. This book helps explain the origins and evolution [...]
Reinaldo Monzote – From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba
No theoretical underpinnings, no argument, just an endless stream of arcane quantitative facts and summaries barely stitched into a narrative, and [...]
Andra Chastain & Timothy Lorek – Itineraries of Expertise
Introduction 3 Andra B. Chastain and Timothy W. Lorek  3 – We contend that, beneath the conflicts waged by diplomats and militaries, the Latin [...]
Elinor Melville – A Plague of Sheep
“1 – biological and social regimes” 12-13 – environment as active variable 13 – indigenous agricultural proficiency belied the fragility [...]
Mikael Wolfe – Watering the Revolution
1-2 – “Mexican federal engineers, also known as tecnicos, were not merely passive implementers of large-scale state development schemes such as [...]
Andrew Mathews – Instituting Nature
2 – this book about the effort to produce a regime of transparent knowledge in mexican forestry 3 – bureaucracy as performance 4 – [...]
Christopher Boyer – A Land Between Waters
3 – “Generations of historians have studied environmental revolution associated with colonialism, but they have largely ignored the more recent and [...]
Tore Olsson – Agrarian Crossings
 8 – if not neatly a process of “americanization” what about a process of “industrialization”, first of the US South by the North and, then, [...]
Christopher Boyer – Political Landscapes
xiii – political landscapes is two stories of redemption that each begin with campesino loss of land or land access and end with the recuperation of [...]
Myrna Santiago – The Ecology of Oil
2 – “No explanation is offered – no identification, no mention of whose private property the stinking lake is and who the authorized personnel [...]
Warren Dean – With Broadax and Firebrand
4 – A kind of forest history has been written in North America in which the forest appears as raw material for the timber trade, nothing more. The [...]
Eve Buckley – Technocrats and the Politics of Drought
Eve Buckley’s Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil studies the drought-prone sertao region of Brazil and [...]
Dolly Jorgensen – New Natures
Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology StudiesPromises, Challenges, and Contributions – Sara Pritchard 1-2 – For example, [...]
Ashley Carse – Beyond the Big Ditch
5 – Here, then, are the paradoxes at the core of this book: (1) the Panama Canal needs forests and (2) the canal had to be saved from machetes. [...]
William Cronon – Uncommon Ground
Foreword to the Paperback Edition Highlight (yellow) – Location 243 Even when we travel through a beautiful mountain landscape in the Sierra Nevada [...]
Cynthia Radding – Landscapes of Power and Identity
Preface Highlight (yellow) – Page 18 · Location 178 Landscapes of Power and Identity undertakes two challenges that speak to the heart of the [...]
Oscar de la Torre – The People of the River
4 – In sum, according to a number of scholars, the 1988 constitutional clause underlies the present-day process of black peasants’ identity-building [...]
Gabriela Soto Laveaga – Jungle Laboratories
INTRODUCTION Highlight (yellow) – Page 19 · Location 183 This book is about a forgotten chapter in Mexican history : the search for wild yams called [...]
Cynthia Radding – Wandering Peoples
Preface Highlight (yellow) – Page xv · Location 623 Wandering Peoples recounts the persistence of indigenous peasant nations in Sonora during the [...]
Gregory Cushman – Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World
1 Introduction Highlight (yellow) – Location 281 His subordinates owed him labor and allegiance as kin . In reciprocity , it was his sacred duty to [...]
Alfred Crosby – The Columbian Exchange
Xiii – Nothing can be understood apart from its context, and man is no exception. He is a living entity, dependent on a number of other living [...]
Samuel Truett – Fugitive Landscapes
What is most surprising is not how hard it was to predict this world in 1891 , but how hard it is to remember it today . This is partly due to the power of [...]
John Soluri – Banana Cultures
3 – The banana’s late-nineteenth-century transition from an exotic novelty to a commodity of mass consumption in the United States produced much more [...]
Thomas Rogers – The Deepest Wounds
1 –  Freyre indicts the brutal, race-based system of bondage and the concentration of land ownership in the hands of a powerful and avaricious few as [...]
Nicholas A. Robins – Mercury, Mining, and Empire
4 – Just as the explosion of silver production would have far-reaching consequences on the global economy, it also had a profound and enduring effect [...]
Shaylih Muehlmann – Where the River Ends
4 – Combining analytic techniques from linguistic and political anthropology, I examine how local people use symbolic and material tools, including [...]
Liza Grandia – Enclosed
FOREWARD X –  One of the harder things to include in a historical examination of contemporary conflicts is the tension between divergent renderings [...]
Seth Garfield – In Search of the Amazon
INTRO 1 – Yet the Amazon enthralls us through more than its physical wonders. Its power is a social product, forged by people and institutions that [...]
Emily Wakild – Revolutionary Parks
1 – Rarely have tropical or postcolonial countries had the ability or the ambition to protect nature on a national scale. Why did Mexico? This book [...]