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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

The Environment and History: Making War, Securing Cities, and Stopping Dust

This panel examines the influence of geography and the natural environment on issues in American history. In his paper- Dust Bowl America- Carl O'Connor looks at the causes and consequences of the 1930s Dust Bowl in America's. In his paper -American WWII Military Technology and Strategy in the Pacific- Mark Frament explains how the geography of the Pacific theater influenced American military planning during World War II. And in her paper- Total War and American Cities- Diana Richardson explains how carpet bombing of civilian cities during World War II and the subsequent nuclear arms race affected American urban development during the Cold War.

Presenters: Mark Frament (Undergraduate Student)
Carl O'Connor (Undergraduate Student)
Diana Richardson (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 122 Hartwell
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)