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Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire – Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Corey Ross


This book provides the first wide-ranging environmental history of the heyday of European imperialism, from the late nineteenth century to the end of the colonial era. It focuses on the ecological dimensions of the explosive growth of tropical commodity production, global trade, and modern resource management—transformations that still visibly shape our world today—and how they were related to social, cultural, and political developments in Europe’s colonies. Covering the overseas empires of all the major European powers, it argues that tropical environments were not merely a stage on which co ... More

Keywords: ecology, environment, history, imperialism, Europe, tropical world, empire, natural resources, conservation, commodities

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199590414
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Corey Ross, author
Professor of Modern History, University of Birmingham

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