Lafay, Elaine

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Elaine LaFay is a historian of climate and the body. Her research explores the relationships between climate science, medicine, and American imperialism in the nineteenth-century U.S. South.




“’The Wind Can Blow Through and Through:’ Ventilation, Public Health, and the Regulation of Fresh Air on Antebellum Southern Plantations,” in Thomas Blake Earle and D. Andrew Johnson II, ed. Atlantic Environments and the American South: An Anthology (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2020).

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