Rubber’s Reprise and the Origins of Amazonian Development

  • Shawn Van Ausdal Universidad de los Andes en Bogotá
Keywords The Amazon, economic development, Brazil, United States, rubber industry
Keywords The Amazon, economic development, Brazil, United States, rubber industry

Abstract

Review of Seth Garfield. In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013.

 

Author Biography

Shawn Van Ausdal, Universidad de los Andes en Bogotá

Shawn Van Ausdal is associate professor of History and Geography at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. He holds doctorate in geography from the University of California, Berkeley and was a visiting fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Society and the Environment at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. He is currently finishing a manuscript on the history of cattle ranching in northern Colombia. His other interests include environmental history, agrarian and food studies, and development geographies. 

Published
2015-10-01
Section
Reviews: The Amazon