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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Beautiful Landscapes, Natural Disasters, and Polluted Cities in American History

The presenters will discuss three aspects of American Environmental History. Jenna Bower will explain how many 19th century artists expressed their patriotic visions of an ennobled nation through their spectacular paintings of America's natural landscapes. Oksana Dzyadyk will look at that landscape in ruin and discuss how the Great Plains Dust Bowl of the 1930s affected people already suffering an economic depression. And Jason LaDue will review how the modern environmental movement unfolded as he explains how and why the industrial pollution of Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York captured the world's attention.

Presenters: Jenna Bower (Undergraduate Student)
Oksana Dzyadyk (Undergraduate Student)
Jason Ladue (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 12 Hartwell
Time: 3:45 pm (Session V)

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