Courses

HIST 1054. From the Little Ice Age to Climate Change: Introduction to US Environmental History

How did people in what is now the United States shape their environment, and how were they shaped by it?  This course examines how humans thought about and used the natural world over the centuries—and the consequences of both use of and thoughts about the nature. Topics include food, climate change, pollution, conquest and resistance, environmentalism, and energy. This course actively seeks to show the importance of the material world and the contributions of a broad spectrum of historical actors to US history, among them Native Americans, enslaved people, women, working people, and outlaws, as well as the climate, microbes, and animals.

Professor: 

Zachary Nowak

Season: 

Fall

Days: 

M
W

Time: 

9:00-10:15

Course ID: 

207839

Subject Area: 

History

Research Areas: 

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Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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