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This reader gathers fifteen of the most important essays written in the field of southern environmental history over the past decade. Ideal for course use, the volume provides a convenient entrée into the recent literature on the region as it indicates the variety of directions in which the field is growing. As coeditor Paul S. Sutter writes in his introduction, “recent trends in environmental historiography--a renewed emphasis on agricultural landscapes and their hybridity, attention to the social and racial histories of environmental thought and practice, and connections between health and the environment among them--have made the South newly attractive terrain. This volume suggests, then, that southern environmental history has not only arrived but also that it may prove an important space for the growth of the larger environmental history enterprise.”

The writings, which range in setting from the Texas plains to the Carolina Lowcountry, address a multiplicity of topics, such as husbandry practices in the Chesapeake colonies and the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The contributors varied disciplinary perspectives--including agricultural history, geography, the history of science, the history of technology, military history, colonial American history, urban and regional planning history, and ethnohistory--also point to the fields vitality. Conveying the breadth, diversity, and liveliness of this maturing area of study, Environmental History and the American South affirms the critical importance of human-environmental interactions to the history and culture of the region.


  • Virginia DeJohn Anderson
  • William Boyd
  • Lisa Brady
  • Joshua Blu Buhs
  • Judith Carney
  • James Taylor Carson
  • Craig E. Colten
  • S. Max Edelson
  • Jack Temple Kirby
  • Ralph H. Lutts
  • Eileen Maura McGurty
  • Ted Steinberg
  • Mart Stewart
  • Claire Strom
  • Paul Sutter
  • Harry Watson
  • Albert G. Way

About the Author

Paul S. Sutter is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado and editor of the series Environmental History and the American South. He is author of Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement. Christopher J. Manganiello is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Georgia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Editors’ Notes vii


“No More the Backward Region: Southern Environmental History Comes of Age” 1

Paul S. Sutter

“Animals into the Wilderness: The Development of Livestock Husbandry in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake” 25

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

“Horses and the Economy and Culture of the Choctaw Indians, 1690–1840” 61

James Taylor Carson

“Landscapes of Technology Transfer: Rice Cultivation and African Continuities” 80

Judith Carney

“Clearing Swamps, Harvesting Forests: Trees and the Making of a Plantation Landscape in the Colonial South Carolina Lowcountry” 106

S. Max Edelson

“ ‘The Common Rights of Mankind’: Subsistence, Shad, and Commerce in the Early Republican South” 131

Harry Watson

“The Wilderness of War: Nature and Strategy in the American Civil War” 168

Lisa Brady

“If John Muir Had Been an Agrarian: American Environmental History West and South” 196

Mart Stewart

“Texas Fever and the Dispossession of the Southern Yeoman Farmer” 220

Claire Strom

“Like Manna from God: The American Chestnut Trade in Southwestern Virginia” 247

Ralph H. Lutts

“Burned to Be Wild: Herbert Stoddard and the Roots of Ecological Conservation in the Southern Longleaf Pine Forest” 281

Albert G. Way

“Making Meat: Science, Technology, and American Poultry Production” 311

William Boyd

“The Fire Ant Wars: Nature and Science in the Pesticide Controversies of the Late Twentieth Century” 345

Joshua Blu Buhs

“From nimby to Civil Rights: The Origins of the Environmental Justice Movement” 372

Eileen Maura McGurty

“Do-It-Yourself Deathscape: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in South Florida” 400

Ted Steinberg

“Reintroducing Nature to the City: Wetlands in New Orleans” 432

Craig E. Colten


“Nature Suburbanized, and Other Southern Spaces” 458

Jack Temple Kirby

Contributors 467

Index 471

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Sutter, Paul S.
University of Georgia Press
Manganiello, Christopher J.
Manganiello, Christopher J.
Natural history
United States - General
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Southern States Environmental conditions.
Natural history -- Southern States.
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
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Environmental History and the American South
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