HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
American buffalo slaughter fueled by international trade

While the 19th century is surely one of the most inspirational periods in American history, it also bears witness to a less flattering record with regard to the environment: most significantly, the slaughter of the plains bison, or buffalo.

In a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Calgary environmental economist M. Scott Taylor argues that the story of the buffalo slaughter on the Great Plains is not, at bottom, an American one. Instead, Taylor argues that the slaughter of some 30 million bison over the course of a decade was initiatied by a tanning innovation created in Europe, and maintained by a robust European demand for buffalo hides for use as industrial leather.

Taylor used international trade records and first-person accounts of the hunt to show that that the widespread slaughter of bison between 1870 and 1880 was the result of a market for industrial leather that was virtually unregulated by the U.S. government as the country emerged from the Civil War.


'"/>

Contact: Grady Semmens
gsemmens@ucalgary.ca
403-220-7722
University of Calgary
31-Jul-2007


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
2. Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimers disease
3. American Chemical Society meets Aug. 19-23 in Boston
4. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 1, 2007
5. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
6. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- July 18, 2007
7. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007
8. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
9. Wiley extends publishing partnership with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
10. Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
11. Scientific American launches innovative new version of magazine

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/18/2020)... , ... July 16, 2020 , ... ... demonstrates the effectiveness of the Invictus Medical Neoasis™ active noise control device to ... study reported that the Neoasis™ device attenuated the alarm sounds from patient monitors, ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... 08, 2020 , ... Overcoming Comparability Issues in Regenerative Medicines ... Wednesday, July 22, 2020 • 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT, https://www.fdanews.com/cellandgenetherapy , ... way to complete one? Will the study comply with all FDA requirements? Understanding ...
(Date:7/4/2020)... ... , ... Aesthetics Biomedical (ABM), a leading aesthetics product development ... the products and treatments developed, but also the dedicated team behind the brands ... built by ABM have received several honors already for 2020, each of which ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... With the COVID-19 pandemic ... drug treatment. In an effort to better understand the cellular responses to COVID-19, ... imaging dataset portraying therapeutic compound effects from over 1,600 approved and referenced molecules ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... SPRING, Md. (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2020 ... ... leading trade association representing security solutions providers, today announced its strong opposition to ... , The bill would impose a blanket ban on most federal use of ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... ... complex indoor environments, announced today that Derek Fournier has been appointed CEO and ... of the Board, effective immediately. , “DeCurtis Corporation has been on an ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 22, 2020 , ... ... antagonist, DRP-104, will be presented June 22-24 during the American Association for Cancer ... and, the other profiles the potent, consistent single agent activity in KEAP1 mutant ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: