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      Dust Bowls of Empire : Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

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      Yale University Press

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          The 1930s witnessed a harrowing social and ecological disaster, defined by the severe nexus of drought, erosion, and economic depression that ravaged the U.S. southern plains. Known as the Dust Bowl, this crisis has become a major referent of the climate change era, and has long served as a warning of the dire consequences of unchecked environmental despoliation. Through innovative research and a fresh theoretical lens, this book reexamines the global socioecological and economic forces of settler colonialism and imperialism precipitating this disaster, explaining critical antecedents to the acceleration of ecological degradation in our time. The book draws lessons from this period that point a way forward for environmental politics as we confront the growing global crises of climate change, freshwater scarcity, extreme energy, and soil degradation.

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          9780300230208
          9780300240887
          November 20 2018
          September 19 2019
          10.12987/yale/9780300230208.001.0001
          df280355-8a43-4f69-bc2b-4d2fd0ed4390
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