New Roundtable: Stuhl, Unfreezing the Arctic

Dear Colleagues,

I'm happy to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews. This one discusses Andrew Stuhl's Unfreezing the Arctic and polar environmental studies more generally. Please enjoy and distribute!


Author: Andrew Stuhl

Stuhl, 'Unfreezing the Arctic,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2019)

Title: Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Author: Andrew Stuhl

Commentators: Tina Adcock, Sverker Sörlin, Stephen Bocking, Andy Bruno

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Norse and Inuit: Taking the Long View

The Turtle Island Examiner

Your Humble Narrator first became interested in the medieval Norse encounter with Native Americans when he read Ecological Imperialism, Alfred Crosby's now-classic study of the role invasive species played in Europe’s colonial expansion. Crosby told a story of violence and failure, of Norse colonists who fought with and alienated the “skraelings” (their word for the Beothuks, Miqmaqs, and Inuit), and who failed to introduce the biological weapons, namely horses and smallpox, that would have let them conquer the mainland.

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