Shades of Green Episode 4: Rioting for Pigs with Dr.McNeur

Written by on May 7, 2015

Shades of Green’s fourth episode of spring term features an interview with Dr. Catherine McNeur, an author and Assistant Professor of Environmental History and Public History at PSU. Dr.McNeur explains her research focus and the topic of her book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City. Taming Manhattan starts by examining early 19th century riots that occurred in New York City regarding the protection of pigs. Taming Manhattan also examines other historical environmental issues and movements in 19th century New York City including environmental justice and historical non-traditional recycling practices.

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