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Course Guide ~ HIST 373 / Environmental Catastrophes


This guide includes some starting points for research for History 373, which examines how environmental catastrophes - both natural and human made - have changed the course of U.S. history. Through its exploration of inundations, conflagrations, famines, epidemics, and other disasters, the course will consider how Americans made sense of these events and in turn remade their landscapes, institutions, and social relations or-in some cases-chose not to in order to demonstrate their power over the natural world.

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