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Malaria Control In The Tennessee Valley Authority: Health, Ecology, And Metanarratives Of Development, Eric Carter Dec 2013

Malaria Control In The Tennessee Valley Authority: Health, Ecology, And Metanarratives Of Development, Eric Carter

Eric D. Carter

Starting in the 1930s, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) created a globally influential model of regional development through centralized planning of massive public works to re-engineer social and natural systems in impoverished areas. TVA invested heavily in malaria control, since its own reservoirs created perfect breeding grounds for malaria-carrying anopheles mosquitoes. Eventually, both the TVA and malaria control would become key elements in an influential metanarrative in which an American ideology of 'technological modernism' dominated international development in the post-World War II era, until modern environmentalism and other social movements undermined the assumptions and goals of this ideology. This paper ...


Enemy In The Blood: Malaria, Environment, And Development In Argentina, Eric Carter Dec 2011

Enemy In The Blood: Malaria, Environment, And Development In Argentina, Eric Carter

Eric D. Carter

Winner of the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American environmental history, awarded by the Conference on Latin American History.


Drainage On The Grand Prairie: The Birth Of A Hydraulic Society On The Midwestern Frontier, S. Imlay, Eric Carter Dec 2011

Drainage On The Grand Prairie: The Birth Of A Hydraulic Society On The Midwestern Frontier, S. Imlay, Eric Carter

Eric D. Carter

The Grand Prairie of east central Illinois was notorious for a marshy environment that prevented dense agricultural settlement until late in the nineteenth century. While recent historical–geographical scholarship has focused on innovations in drainage technology, drainage-related laws and institutions, and the ecological impacts of wetland reclamation, it has largely failed to account for the persistence of agrarian structure, and its key component, land tenure, on the Grand Prairie. Late-nineteenth-century reclamation efforts were not quite so transformative as previously believed. The same landed elite that dominated in the pre-drainage era quickly emerged atop a system of public drainage that held ...


Early Maine Wildlife: Historical Accounts Of Canada Lynx, Moose, Mountain Lion, White-Tailed Deer, Wolverine, Wolves, And Woodland Caribou, 1603–1930, William Krohn, Christopher Hoving Dec 2009

Early Maine Wildlife: Historical Accounts Of Canada Lynx, Moose, Mountain Lion, White-Tailed Deer, Wolverine, Wolves, And Woodland Caribou, 1603–1930, William Krohn, Christopher Hoving

William B. Krohn

The Northeast, especially Maine, has an exceptionally rich heritage of early literature about wildlife. These writings are buried in obscure scientific books and journals, government documents, rare books, old newspapers, and discontinued sporting periodicals. The primary section of this book is a chronologically-arranged compilation of selected quotations from these hard-to-find sources, thus making accessible significant wildlife writings of early biologists, naturalists, and woodsmen from northern New England and eastern Canada.
While designed to be a reference-work for biologists, conservationists, folklorists, and historians, this book will also be of use to campers, hunters, trappers, and others interested in the region’s ...


A Fall Fur-Hunt From Maine To New Brunswick, Canada – The 1858 Journal Of Manly Hardy, William Krohn Dec 2004

A Fall Fur-Hunt From Maine To New Brunswick, Canada – The 1858 Journal Of Manly Hardy, William Krohn

William B. Krohn

This paper supplements Krohn’s book about Many Hardy. In addition to publishing Hardy’s 1858 diary, a descriptive list of all Hardy diaries on file at Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine is presented.


Recent And Historical Distributions Of Canada Lynx In Maine And The Northeast, Christopher Hoving, Ronald Joseph, William Krohn Dec 2002

Recent And Historical Distributions Of Canada Lynx In Maine And The Northeast, Christopher Hoving, Ronald Joseph, William Krohn

William B. Krohn

See LINK for the article's abstract.This article is an example of the kind of analysis that can be done with the information in Early Maine Wildlife by Krohn and Hoving (2010).