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Enclosure in Israel and Palestine

In developments near residence, the newest concern of the New York Evaluate of Books has a overview by Raja Shehadeh of Gary Fields's Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historic Mirror (U. California Press, 2017). Some excerpts: Beginning within the mid-nineteenth century, a collection of authorized developments within the Ottoman Empire—which dominated Palestine till 1917—had enabled the expansion of… massive land holdings. They included the promulgation of the Ottoman Land Code of 1858, which tried to remove the musha…

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Oil, competitors, and Martians

The Public Area Assessment lately posted (courtesy of archive.org) an interesting and entertaining animated quick from 1956 by the American Petroleum Institute, entitled “Vacation spot Earth”. Because the Assessment explains: Produced on the top of the Chilly Conflict, and made on the behest of the American Petroleum Institute (nonetheless the most important foyer for the U.S. oil and gasoline business), this nice little promotional movie from John Sutherland Studios champions not solely the wonders of oil as is…

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Historic evaluation in environmental regulation II: "The one got here not close to the opposite all of the evening"

Edvard Munch, Separation (1896) (Persevering with the collection on historic evaluation in environmental regulation. Hyperlinks to the complete collection and the article are right here.) In Might 2010 Environmental Historical past, the main journal in its area, revealed an article by Aaron Sachs on antebellum environmental thought as expressed in modern American cemeteries. A couple of months later authorized historian Alfred Brophy revealed a weblog submit on American antebellum constitutionalism as expressed in speeches made in…

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