Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Seminar Series - ELLIS 324 - 11:30 a.m.

November 9, 2017

John McNeill, Georgetown University
mcneillj@georgetown.edu

Title: The Industrial Revolution as Global Environmental History

Abstract: The Industrial Revolution, among it several other things, was a global ecological disruption expressed in different ways in different places.  This lecture considers the implications of mobilizing ingredients of industry for East African elephants, Andalucian and Alabaman soils, Argentine and Indonesian forests and much else, c. 1780-1920.

 


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