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"Don't breathe the air": Air pollution and the evolution of environmental policy and politics in the United States, 1945-1970
This thesis discusses the rise of air pollution to become a major public and official concern in America during the 25 years after 1945. What had been largely ignored as a sporadic local smoke nuisance was seen as a ...
Developing the East African: The East Africa Royal Commission, 1953-1955, and its critics
The East Africa Royal Commission, 1953-55, was a wide-ranging investigation of the necessary conditions for promoting the economic development of the colonial dependencies of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika. Commissioners ...
Working the waterfront on film: Commercial photography and community studies
Historians of the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries deprive themselves of rich resources by limiting their research to textual materials. Since the invention of photography in 1839, an immense body of images has been ...