Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History

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Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Abbey, Edward, 201
Abilene, KS, 129–130
Addams, Jane, 157–159, 170
Adirondack Mountains, 62
Advertising, 180–182, 208, 222–223
African Americans, 256. See also Slavery; Slaves
in the South after Emancipation, 103, 104, 106, 115, 170
Agriculture, 39. See also Fruit; Irrigation; Plantations; Soil depletion; Soil erosion; specific crops
advantages of, in U.S., 4, 7
commercialization of, 48–50, 175, 177–183, 188–189
dryland, 134–136
federal policies toward, 59–60, 134, 136, 137, 187–188
Indian, 15–16
in New England, 15, 16, 26–27, 39–51
on outskirts of cities, 162–163, 178–179, 189
overseas, 266–267, 268–271
railroads and, 61, 101, 178
Air conditioning, 221
Air pollution, 222, 234, 251, 252
Alabama, 18, 83–86, 103, 106
Alaska, 236
Alexander, George, 258–259
Algonquian Indians, 17, 28
Al tam aha River, 76
Amazon region, 262, 272–273
American Revolution, 45
American River, 120
Amherst, Gen. Jeffrey, 28
Amoebic dysentery, 25
Animal Kingdom, 283–284
Anthropocentrism, xi, 141
Antibiotics, 195–196, 202, 203
Anti-unionism, 198, 203
Appalachia, 113–115, 242
Apples, 45
Apricots, 183
Arizona, 146–147. See also Grand Canyon
Arkansas, 18, 97, 203
Armour company, 192
Assembly lines, 191. See also “Disassembly lines”
Atlanta, GA, 157
Atlantic Ocean, 22, 170
Atomic Energy Commission, 264
Audubon Society, 246, 253
Automobiles, xi, 163, 206–213, 273. See also Gasoline; Roads; Tires
emissions from, 206, 208, 209–210, 211, 275–276


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