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Recent Discussions

Mar. 6 Boston Seminar: Environmental History & the Study of Early America

The Boston-Area Early American History Seminar & Boston Environmental History Seminar at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 5:15 PM

Christopher Pastore, State University of New York at Albany; Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut at Storrs; Conevery Valencius, Boston College
Panel Discussion: Common Spaces: Environmental History and the Study of Early America
Moderator: Matthew McKenzie, University of Connecticut at Avery Point

Hagley Library/Grants and Fellowships awarded

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded in December, 2017.  Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is March 31st.  The H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship deadline is November 15th.  More information at https://www.hagley.org/research/grants-fellowships .  Thanks!

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jeff Karnicky
Reviewer: 
Amy Coale

Coale on Karnicky, 'Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America'


Jeff Karnicky. Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 246 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-9498-1.

Reviewed by Amy Coale (Florida State University)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2018)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Paul David Blanc
Reviewer: 
Amy Hay

Hay on Blanc, 'Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon'


Paul David Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20466-7.

Reviewed by Amy Hay (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Published on H-Environment (January, 2018)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Scott C. Smith
Reviewer: 
Gary Van Valen

Van Valen on Smith, 'Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane'


Scott C. Smith. Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 296 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5709-0.

Reviewed by Gary Van Valen (University of West Georgia)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Nancy P. Appelbaum
Reviewer: 
Pamela Murray

Murray on Appelbaum, 'Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia'


Nancy P. Appelbaum. Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2744-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2893-6.

Reviewed by Pamela Murray (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Darren Frederick Speece
Reviewer: 
Erik Loomis

Loomis on Speece, 'Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics'


Darren Frederick Speece. Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99951-7.

Reviewed by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Siegel and Mitman, 'The Land Beneath Our Feet,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 4 (2017)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 4 (2017)

Director: Sarita Siegel and Gregg Mitman

Title: The Land Beneath Our Feet

Commentators: Nancy Jacobs, Finis Dunaway, Edward R. Carr

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Reid, 'The Sea is My Country,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2017)

Author: Joshua L. Reid

Title: The Sea is My Country: the Maritime World of the Makahs

Commentators: William Bauer, Jr., Bathsheba Demuth, Edward D. Melillo, Helen M. Rozwadowski

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Finney, 'Black Faces, White Spaces' & Zimring, 'Clean and White,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2017)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2017)

Author: Carolyn Finney

Title: Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Author: Carl A. Zimring

Title: Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States

Commentators: Mary E. Mendoza, Kathryn Morse, Richard M. Mizelle, Jr., Traci Brynne Voyles

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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