Arctic Energy Frontiers with Bathsheba Demuth

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Bathsheba Demuth on her monumental book Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait. From the 19th century through today, governments and capitalists on the Russian, Soviet, and American Arctic borderlands extract energy from a natural world whose reproductive cycles they don’t comprehend and strive to convert Indigenous people into national subjects.

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Topics: Environment Indigenous Struggles Russia Settler Colonialism US History
Guests: Bathsheba Demuth