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Recent Discussions

Call for ASEH 2016 Panelists: "Environmental Historians Engaged in Public History"

In keeping with the overall theme of next year’s ASEH meeting in Seattle, Environmental History and Its Publics, we are seeking two more panelists to complete a proposed session to be titled “Environmental Historians Engaged in Public History.” We are looking for papers from environmental historians who are currently working on substantial public history projects.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Carolyn T. Adams
Reviewer: 
Zane Curtis-Olsen

Curtis-Olsen on Adams, 'From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia'


Carolyn T. Adams. From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps, tables. 232 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5162-1; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7998-4.

Reviewed by Zane Curtis-Olsen
Published on H-Environment (May, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Reviewer: 
James Webb

Webb on Olmstead and Rhode, 'Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control'


Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode. Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. x + 465 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72877-6.

Reviewed by James Webb (Colby College)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Darcy Ingram
Reviewer: 
Sean Kheraj

Kheraj on Ingram, 'Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914'


Darcy Ingram. Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. Nature, History, Society Series. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014. 304 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7748-2141-4; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7748-2140-7.

Reviewed by Sean Kheraj (Department of History, York University)
Published on H-Environment (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

Conservation in a Distinct Society

Author: 
Shannon Elizabeth Bell
Reviewer: 
Laura M. Westhoff

Westhoff on Bell, 'Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice'


Shannon Elizabeth Bell. Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. xii + 210 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03795-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07946-7.

Reviewed by Laura M. Westhoff
Published on H-Environment (March, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Sonia Hirt
Reviewer: 
Richard Walker

Walker on Hirt, 'Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation'


Sonia Hirt. Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014. Illustrations. x + 245 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7987-8; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5305-2.

Reviewed by Richard Walker (University of California, Berkeley)
Published on H-Environment (March, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Valencius, 'The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Author: Conevery Bolton Valencius

Title: The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Commentators: B. R. Cohen, Anne Hyde, Peter C. Mancall, Matthew Mulcahy

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Finley, 'All the Fish in the Sea,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Author: Carmel Finley

TitleAll the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

CommentatorsSayuri Guthrie-­Shimizu, Arthur F. McEvoy, Bo Poulsen, Michael J. Chiarappa

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Wakild, 'Revolutionary Parks,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Author: Emily Wakild

Title: Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico's National Parks, 1910-1940

Commentators: Sterling Evans, Adrian Howkins, Curt Meine, Cynthia Radding

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Garone, 'The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Author: Philip Garone

TitleThe Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley

Commentators: Matthew Morse Booker, Patrick Carroll, Royal C. Gardner, Emily O'Gorman

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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