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HIST 4990 Senior Seminar-U.S. Environment (Drake, special collections): Topic Leads in UGA Special Collections

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Topic Leads

Environmental History Topic Leads 

Use the topics listed below as search terms to query the Russell, Hargrett and Brown Media Archives databases.

Topic Lead: Agriculture

AGRICULTURE
poultry industry
peanut industry
peach industry
naval stores (turpentine)
timber industries (paper, wood products)
cotton  industry
textile industry
Scientific farming
AG Train
mechanized agriculture
sharecropping
agribusiness
 

 

Topic Lead: Land

Land
wilderness preservation
parks
public lands
Okefenokee Swamp
Cumberland Island
Jekyll Island
Stone Mountain
construction industry in Georgia
growth of suburbs
growth of Atlanta
Wetlands conservation
Drilling for oil in ANWAR
Fracking
soil conservation
erosion
Providence Canyon
beach erosion
salt water marsh conservation
 

Topic Lead: Insects/Pests/Pesticides

INSECTS
Pests

Fire ants
Boll Weevil
mosquito control

Beneficial Insects
Beekeeping
policy
appropriations
politics
honey

Pesticides
DDT use
DDT ban

 

Topic Lead Public: Health

PUBLIC HEALTH 
sanitary commissions
clean water
clean air
environmental racism
Country Life Commission
toxic sites
Environmental Protection Agency
 

 

Topic Lead: Air

Air 
Clean Air mandates
value of fresh air
Smog
Atlanta air pollution
Emission testing for cars
carbon emissions
Cap and Trade
Climate change
Global Warming
 

 

Topic Lead: Environmental Management/Stewardship

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT/STEWARDSHIP
Government agencies

US Soil Conservation Corps
US Environmental protection Agency
US Department of the Interiors
GA Department of Natural Resources
Georgia Agricultural Commissioners
Phil Campbell
Tommy Irvin
United States Department of Agriculture
GA Commissioner Economic Development
Federal Emergency Management Agency  (FEMA)
Georgia Emergency Management Agency  (GEMA)

Advocacy/Activism
Georgia River Keepers
Coastal Georgia Environment Oral History Project
Reid Harris
Gene Odum

 

Topic Lead: Environment as Resource

ENVIRONMENT AS RESOURCE
Water
water control
dams
reservoirs
Water Wars  (Georgia Tennessee Florida)
water conservation
coastal GA ocean pollution
sea rise
Drought
Flooding
ports

 

Topic Lead: Water

drinking water

contamination

super fund sites

Wetlands

marshes

beach erosion/sea level rise

acid rain

stream pollution

water flow

drought

 

Topic Lead: Milestones/Key Events

Environmental Milestones or key events
Rachel Carson Silent Spring 1962
Earth Day
Climate Change conferences and Conventions (Kyoto, Geneva)
Chernobyl Accident
Three Mile Island
Hurricanes:

  • Betsy
  • Katrina
  • Dora

1993 Georgia Flooding of Flynt Water System
Tornadoes

  • Gainesville 

Kyoto Protocol