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Petrolia : the landscape of America's first oil boom

Author: Brian Black
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Series: Creating the North American landscape.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Petrolia Brian Black offers a geographical and social history of a region that was not only the site of America's first oil boom but was also the world's largest oil producer between 1859 and 1873. Against the background of changes in attitudes toward consumption and the growing demand for petroleum throughout and immediately following the Civil War, Black describes Oil Creek Valley's descent into environmental
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Black, Brian, 1966-
Petrolia.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99042473
(OCoLC)42289825
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Black
ISBN: 0801874653 9780801874659 0801863171 9780801863172
OCLC Number: 51494054
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Paul H. Giddens Prize in Oil History 2004 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 235 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: The Persistence of Oil on the Brain --
Ch. 1. "A Good Time Coming for Whales" --
Ch. 2. "A Triumph of Individualism" --
Ch. 3. The Sacrificial Landscape of Petrolia --
Ch. 4. Oil Creek as Industrial Apparatus --
Ch. 5. "What Nature Intended This Place Should Be" --
Ch. 6. Pithole : Boomtowns and the "Drawing Board City" --
Ch. 7. Delusions of Permanence --
Epilogue : The Legacy of Petrolia.
Series Title: Creating the North American landscape.
Responsibility: Brian Black.

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