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Recent Discussions

Call for Contributors: Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia

ABC-CLIO is publishing a two-volume reference work that details the role of energy in U.S. history, from the colonial era to the present. We seek qualified researchers with specializations in energy history, environmental history, and the history of science and technology (and related fields) to serve as contributors. The project will take readers from the earliest days of wood, wind, and horse power through the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Steam and into the era of coal and oil in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

2020 SHAFR Panel on Human Rights and Basic Needs

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations ostensibly dedicates itself to U.S. diplomatic and foreign relations history, but it is also expansive and open to papers that are topically broad and generally international in scope. For one, our aim is to highlight the importance using the environment as a tool of analysis.

Equine History 2019 Registration Open

The draft program and registration for Equine History 2019 are available at https://equinehistory.wordpress.com/conference/

Equine History 2019 will be held Weds-Fri Nov. 13-15, 2019 at Cal Poly Pomona, in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library. There will be an optional Saturday excursion to the Huntington to view items of interest from the Lasker Collection.

Keynote by Dr. Sandra Swart, author of Riding High, co-author Breeds of Empire.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Environment: 30 September to 7 October 2019

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
30 September 2019 to  7 October 2019.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Environment.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
write to jobguide@mail.h-net.org, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.



ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Venus Bivar
Reviewer: 
Ruth Sandwell

Sandwell on Bivar, 'Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France'

Venus Bivar. Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4118-8.

Reviewed by Ruth Sandwell (University of Toronto) Published on H-Environment (June, 2019) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Author: 
Brian James Leech
Reviewer: 
Arn M. Keeling

Keeling on Leech, 'The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit'

Brian James Leech. The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit. Mining and Society Series. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018. 376 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-943859-42-9.

Reviewed by Arn M. Keeling (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (October, 2018) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Author: 
Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen
Reviewer: 
Robert Gioielli

Gioielli on Reynolds and Cohen, 'Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City'

Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen. Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 216 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4950-3; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4949-7.

Reviewed by Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Cheri Register
Reviewer: 
Molly Rozum

Rozum on Register, 'The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape'

Cheri Register. The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016. Illustrations. 288 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87351-995-3.

Reviewed by Molly Rozum (University of South Dakota) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Miranda Johnson
Reviewer: 
John Sandlos

Sandlos on Johnson, 'The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State'

Miranda Johnson. The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 248 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-060006-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060002-0.

Reviewed by John Sandlos (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (February, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Willoughby, 'Yellow Fever Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans' Roundtable Vol. 9, No. 8 (2019)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Urmi Engineer Willoughby's Yellow Fever, Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 8 (2019) 

TitleYellow Fever, Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Author: Urmi Engineer Willoughby

Commentators: Liz Skilton, Sheila Wille, Patrick Manning, Ranna A. Hogarth

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Zeide, Canned Roundtable Review, Vol. 9 No. 7 (2019)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Anna Zeide's Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 7 (2019) 

TitleCanned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry.

Author: Anna Zeide

Commentators: Anastasia Day, Danille Christensen, Bart Elmore

Editor: Melanie Kiechle

H-Environment Roundtable Reviews

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Karen Routledge's Do You See Ice?: Inuit Americans at Home and Away. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

https://networks.h-net.org/routledge-do-you-see-ice-roundtable-review-vol-9-no-6-2019

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 6 (2019) 

TitleDo You See Ice?: Inuit Americans at Home and Away

Author: Karen Routledge