Environmental History: Whose History is it Anyways?

Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – They say that if we don't know our own history we are not only bound to repeat our mistakes, but also that someone is going to tell it and write it for us. After attending a symposium with environmental historians speaking about United States and Brazilian environmental history this past week at the Botanical Garden in Rio, I was intrigued by some of the historical narratives and themes . . .

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