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    • A Macat Analysis of Alfred W. Crosby's The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492

    • By: Joshua Specht, Etienne Stockland
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Environmental factors shape our history just as much as - and sometimes more than - human factors. That's the premise of Alfred W. Crosby's 1972 work The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492, a key text in environmental history.

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    • Red Meat Republic

    • A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America
    • By: Joshua Specht
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
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    By the late 19th century, Americans rich and poor had come to expect high-quality fresh beef with almost every meal. Beef production in the United States had gone from small-scale, localized operations to a highly centralized industry spanning the country, with cattle bred on ranches in the rural West, slaughtered in Chicago, and consumed in the nation’s rapidly growing cities. Red Meat Republic tells the remarkable story of the violent conflict over who would reap the benefits of this new industry and who would bear its heavy costs.

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    • A Macat Analysis of Bernard Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    • By: Joshua Specht, Pierre-Etienne Stockland
    • Narrated by: Macat.com
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    Before Bernard Bailyn published The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution in 1967, it was generally believed that the Revolution was driven both by social conflict between colonial settlers and the ruling British government, and by differences between classes in American society. Bailyn had a different view. He said that it was radical ideas that fired the American Revolution, and that the Revolution was above all else an ideological, constitutional, and political struggle.

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