The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920

An Environmental History, 1750-1920
Cambridge University Press
  • 2. Auflage
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  • erscheint ca. am 31. März 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 242 Seiten
978-1-108-81672-4 (ISBN)
For the last twenty years, The Destruction of the Bison has been an essential work in environmental history. Andrew C. Isenberg offers a concise analysis of the near-extinction of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in 1800 to fewer than 1000 a century later. His wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study carefully considers the multiple causes, cultural and ecological, of the destruction of the species. The twentieth-anniversary edition includes a new foreword connecting this seminal work to developments in the field - notably new perspectives in Native American history and the rise of transnational history - and placing the story of the bison in global context. A new afterword extends the study to the twenty-first century, underlining the continued importance of this ground-breaking text for current, and future, students and scholars.
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  • New York
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  • USA
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Andrew C. Isenberg is the Hall Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of Kansas. An environmental historian specializing in the North American West, he is the co-author of The Republican Reversal: Conservatives and the Environment from Nixon to Trump (2018) and the author of Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life (2013) and Mining California: An Ecological History (2005).
Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The grassland environment; 2. The genesis of the nomads; 3. The nomadic experiment; 4. The ascendancy of the market; 5. The wild and the tamed; 6. The returns of the bison; Conclusion; Afterword; Index.

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