MHS Calendar of Events
Turning Points in American History
10 June 2016 to 25 February 2017 Details
Subscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers. 9 May 2017.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Gerald Fitzgerald, George Mason University Nicoletta Gullace, University of New Hampshire
This session was previously scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Part of a larger book length study, this essay examines the use of seemingly exotic foodstuffs and industrial waste in the form of fruit pits for the manufacture of a high-density carbon filter critical for defense against chemical weapons. It involves not only environmental and military history but also the history of science and biology. The essay includes analysis of transportation networks within the context of 19th-century US imperialism, especially from a resource allocation perspective.close