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Joseph Nereo Giacomelli

Assistant Professor of Environmental History at Duke Kunshan University
DKU Faculty

Selected Publications

Uncertain Climes Debating Climate Change in Gilded Age America

Book · April 5, 2023 "Drawing on the writings of scientists, foresters, surveyors, and settlers, Joseph Giacomelli shows that climate uncertainty infused Gilded Age thinking about economic growth and national development. ... Cite

The Meaning of Uncertainty: Debating Climate Change in the Gilded-Age United States

Journal Article Environment and History · May 2018 AbstractScholars of American history have sometimes characterised late nineteenth-century theories about anthropogenic climate change as testaments to Manifest Destiny hubris and runaway boosterism. But many Gild ... Full text Cite