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Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution.

Author: Sherry Johnson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
Series: EC.
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Drawing historical climatology, environmental history, and Cuban and American colonial history, Sherry Johnson innovatively integrates the history of the Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution (1750-1800) with the period's extreme weather patterns and finds that weather-induced environmental crises played an inextricable and largely unacknowledged role in charting the course of this  Read more...
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Johnson, Sherry.
Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Johnson
ISBN: 9780807869345 0807869341
OCLC Number: 768082789
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; ONE: Cursed by Nature; TWO: Be Content with Things at Which Nature Almost Revolted; THREE: It Appeared as If the World Were Ending; FOUR: The Violence Done to Our Interests; FIVE: In a Common Catastrophe All Men Should Be Brothers; SIX: The Tomb That Is the Almendares River; SEVEN: So Contrary to Sound Policy and Reason; APPENDIX 1 A Chronology of Alternating Periods of Drought and Hurricanes in Cuba and the Greater Caribbean, Juxtaposed with Major Historical "Events," 1749-1800; APPENDIX 2 Sources for the Maps; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G. Hi; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; y; z.
Series Title: EC.

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Drawing historical climatology, environmental history, and Cuban and American colonial history, Sherry Johnson innovatively integrates the history of the Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution (1750-1800) with the period's extreme weather patterns and finds that weather-induced environmental crises played an inextricable and largely unacknowledged role in charting the course of this period as a critical juncture in Atlantic world history. Johnson reviews recent scientific discoveries in paleoclimatology and, combining them with archival materials, identifies an h.

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