Category Archives: Environmental History

Belonging to Place

Editor’s note: This is the first article in “Soundings,” a series of articles jointly published by The Otter ~ la loutre and the Acadiensis Blog that considers new approaches to history and the environment in Atlantic Canada. The entire series … Continue reading

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Locating the Environmental History in Atlantic Canada Studies

by Mark J. McLaughlin It should come as no surprise to anyone who has even a basic understanding of Atlantic Canada that topics that we now think of as environmental history have long permeated the study of the region. With … Continue reading

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If a sealer talks about conservation, does anybody hear?

This post was originally published on The Otter, and is reposted here with their permission. by Willeen Keough Profound tensions have developed in the cauldron of pro- and anti-sealing politics in Eastern Canada since the 1960s. In environmental discourse, the … Continue reading

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Seeing the Forest (Workers) for the Trees: Environmental and Labour History in New Brunswick’s Forests

This post was originally published on the NiCHE blog The Otter. We share it here with their generous permission. by Mark McLaughlin We scholars can sometimes be our own worst enemies. Take, for example, how we often establish rigid theoretical … Continue reading

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The New Leviathans: Challenging Environmental Historiography

by Rafico Ruiz It was in its April, 2003, issue that Environmental History introduced its “Gallery” essay section. In the words of Adam Rome, the issue’s editor, the section was intended to “spark discussion about the wealth of visual materials … Continue reading

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