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A silenced spring? Exploring Africa’s ‘Rachel Carson moment’: A socio-environmental history of the pesticides in tobacco production in Southern Rhodesia, 1945–80

Doro, Elijah; Swart, Sandra


Rachel Carson’s impact on the modern environmental movement is widely debated, but her ‘African moment’ has only received cursory historiographical attention. Environmental historians have not yet unpacked how her ideas have been appropriated, applied and contested in the continent, beyond the recent pejorative description of Carson as a ‘killer of Africans’. This paper uses the lens of political ecology and environmental history, drawing mainly primary sources from the National Archives of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2019-11
Type: Journal article
Source: International Review of Environmental History
DOI: 10.22459/IREH.05.02.2019.01
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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