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Boundaries of Nature: National Parks and Environmental Change at the Argentine-Brazilian Border, 1890-1990
Frederico Santos Soares de Freitas, North Carolina State University

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Historias Podcast Interview (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Frederico Freitas, Carlos Dimas
Publication: Historias Podcast
Date: 11/3/2021
Abstract: Interview with Carlos Dimas for Historias Podcast, a show produced by the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, about "Nationalizing Nature" book, November 2021.

Interview for NC State News (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Frederico Freitas
Publication: Nc State News
Date: 3/10/2021
Abstract: Interview with Matt Shipman for NC State News about "Nationalizing Nature" book, March 2021.

New Books Network: Frederico Freitas, Nationalizing Nature (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Frederico Freitas, Elena McGrath
Publication: New Books Network (Podcast)
Date: 8/26/2022
Abstract: In Nationalizing Nature: Iguazu Falls and National Parks at the Brazil-Argentina Border (Cambridge UP, 2021), Frederico Freitas uncovers the crucial role played by conservation in the region’s territorial development by exploring how Brazil and Argentina used national parks to nationalize borderlands. In the 1930s, Brazil and Argentina created some of their first national parks around the massive Iguazu Falls, shared by the two countries. The parks were designed as tools to attract migrants from their densely populated Atlantic seaboards to a sparsely inhabited borderland. In the 1970s, a change in paradigm led the military regimes in Brazil and Argentina to violently evict settlers from their national parks, highlighting the complicated relationship between authoritarianism and conservation in the Southern Cone. By tracking almost one hundred years of national park history in Latin America’s largest countries, Nationalizing Nature shows how conservation policy promoted national progra