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The Resource In search of the Amazon : Brazil, the United States, and the nature of a region, Seth Garfield, (electronic resource)

In search of the Amazon : Brazil, the United States, and the nature of a region, Seth Garfield, (electronic resource)

Label
In search of the Amazon : Brazil, the United States, and the nature of a region
Title
In search of the Amazon
Title remainder
Brazil, the United States, and the nature of a region
Statement of responsibility
Seth Garfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicling the dramatic history of the Brazilian Amazon during the Second World War, Seth Garfield provides fresh perspectives on contemporary environmental debates. His multifaceted analysis explains how the Amazon became the object of geopolitical rivalries, state planning, media coverage, popular fascination, and social conflict. In need of rubber, a vital war material, the United States spent millions of dollars to revive the Amazon's rubber trade. In the name of development and national security, Brazilian officials implemented public programs to engineer the hinterland's transformation. Migrants from Brazil's drought-stricken Northeast flocked to the Amazon in search of work. In defense of traditional ways of life, longtime Amazon residents sought to temper outside intervention. Garfield's environmental history offers an integrated analysis of the struggles among distinct social groups over resources and power in the Amazon, as well as the repercussions of those wartime conflicts in the decades to come. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garfield, Seth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • American encounters/global interactions
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • Open Access e-Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Amazon River Region
  • Rubber industry and trade
  • Brazil
  • United States
Label
In search of the Amazon : Brazil, the United States, and the nature of a region, Seth Garfield, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Border and progress : the Amazon and the estado novo -- "The quicksands of untrustworthy supply" : U.S. rubber dependency and the lure of the Amazon -- Rubber's "soldiers" : reinventing the Amazonian worker -- The environment of northeastern migration to the Amazon : landscapes, labor, and love -- War in the Amazon : struggles over resources and images -- Epilogue: From wartime soldiers to green guerrillas
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.20
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822377177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994342749
Terms governing use
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Label
In search of the Amazon : Brazil, the United States, and the nature of a region, Seth Garfield, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Border and progress : the Amazon and the estado novo -- "The quicksands of untrustworthy supply" : U.S. rubber dependency and the lure of the Amazon -- Rubber's "soldiers" : reinventing the Amazonian worker -- The environment of northeastern migration to the Amazon : landscapes, labor, and love -- War in the Amazon : struggles over resources and images -- Epilogue: From wartime soldiers to green guerrillas
Control code
org.knowledgeunlatched.20
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822377177
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994342749
Terms governing use
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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