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Recent Discussions

Proposal and call for papers "Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond", deadline 11 February

Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond

 

Proposal and Call for papers

  1. For a session at the Tensions of Europe conference in Athens (7-10 September 2017) and
  2. For a workshop in Aarhus in spring 2017 (dates to be determined per Doodle

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Dale L. Hutchinson
Reviewer: 
Erica Charters

Charters on Hutchinson, 'Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America'


Dale L. Hutchinson. Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. 304 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6269-3.

Reviewed by Erica Charters (University of Oxford)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Carolyn Merchant
Reviewer: 
Mark V. Barrow

Barrow on Merchant, 'Spare the Birds! George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society'


Carolyn Merchant. Spare the Birds! George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 344 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21545-8.

Reviewed by Mark V. Barrow (Virginia Tech)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Thomas Nail
Reviewer: 
Frederico Freitas

Freitas on Nail, 'Theory of the Border'


Thomas Nail. Theory of the Border. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 288 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-061865-0; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-061864-3.

Reviewed by Frederico Freitas (North Carolina State University)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michael R. Grauer
Reviewer: 
Adrienne Baxter Bell

Baxter Bell on Grauer, 'Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man'


Michael R. Grauer. Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2016. xxiii + 403 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57441-633-6.

Reviewed by Adrienne Baxter Bell (Marymount Manhattan College)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Katy Layton-Jones
Reviewer: 
Jules P. Gehrke

Gehrke on Layton-Jones, 'Beyond the Metropolis: The Changing Image of Urban Britain, 1780-1880'


Katy Layton-Jones. Beyond the Metropolis: The Changing Image of Urban Britain, 1780-1880. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-9969-4.

Reviewed by Jules P. Gehrke (Saginaw Valley State University)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Matteson, 'Forests in Revolutionary France,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 8 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 8 (2016)

Author: Kieko Matteson

Title: Forests in Revolutionary France: Conservation, Community, and Conflict, 1669-1848

Commentators: Caroline Ford, Catherine T. Dunlop, Richard Keyser

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Sutter, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies,' Roudtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2016)

Roudtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2016)

Author: Paul Sutter

TitleLet Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South

Commentators: Jay Turner, Conevery Bolton Valencius, Claire Campbell, Steven Stoll

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Dunaway, 'Seeing Green,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 6 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 6 (2016)

Author: Finis Dunaway

Title: Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Commentators: Keith Woodhouse, Lori Vermaas, Finn Arne Jørgensen, Marguerite S. Shaffer

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Manganiello, 'Southern Water, Southern Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Title: Southern Water, Southern Power: How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Commentators: Randal Hall, Matthew Evenden, Eve Vogel, Casey Cater

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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