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Author Johnson, Sherry, 1949-

Title Climate and catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic world in the age of revolution / Sherry Johnson
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Series Envisioning Cuba
Envisioning Cuba.
Contents Cursed by Nature -- Be Content with Things at Which Nature Almost Revolted -- It Appeared as If the World Were Ending -- The Violence Done to Our Interests -- In a Common Catastrophe All Men Should Be Brothers -- The Tomb That Is the Almendares River -- So Contrary to Sound Policy and Reason -- Appendix 1: A Chronology of Alternating Periods of Drought and Hurricanes in Cuba and the Greater Caribbean, Juxtaposed with Major Historical "Events," 1749-1800 -- Appendix 2: Sources for the Maps
Summary From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more frequent and severe hurricanes, and extended drought. Drawing on historical climatology, environmental history, and Cuban and American colonial history, this book integrates the region's experience with extreme weather events and patterns into the history of the Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Climatic extremes -- Political aspects -- Cuba -- History -- 18th century.
Climatic extremes -- Social aspects -- Cuba -- History -- 18th century.
Disasters -- Cuba -- History -- 18th century.
Social change -- Cuba -- History -- 18th century.
Caribbean Area -- History -- To 1810.
Cuba -- Climate -- History -- 18th century.
Cuba -- History -- To 1810.
Cuba -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Cuba -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Latin America -- History -- To 1830.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011033282
ISBN 0807834939 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807869341 (electronic bk.)
1469602628 (electronic bk.)
9780807834930 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807869345 (electronic bk.)
9781469602622 (electronic bk.)
(cloth alk. paper)