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Recent Discussions

ASEH 2017 War and Environment Call for Panelists

Greetings,

I am interesting in one more paper for a panel regarding "incidental" landscapes of war for ASEH 2017 in Chicago.  At present, I will be presenting on wilderness during the 18th century and a co-panelist will be presenting on victory gardens during the 20th century.  It would be preferable for the third paper to be on a topic regarding the 19th century.  Please email me at: daniel.soucier@umit.maine.edu

Best Regards,

Daniel S. Soucier

 

Rivers Panel ASEH 2017

Hello,

I am interested putting a panel together for ASEH 2017 that explores the environmental history of rivers. My research explores New England's pre-industrial river fisheries and the work of rural communities that sought to manage this resource for sustainable returns. I am interested in panelists with a similar focus on rivers as a central feature of the environment. Email me at Erik.Reardon@maine.edu.

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Leisl Carr Childers
Reviewer: 
Philip Garone

Garone on Carr Childers, 'The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin'


Leisl Carr Childers. The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. 328 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-4927-1.

Reviewed by Philip Garone (California State University, Stanislaus)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Sue Fawn Chung
Reviewer: 
Gregory Gordon

Gordon on Chung, 'Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West'


Sue Fawn Chung. Chinese in the Woods: Logging and Lumbering in the American West. Asian American Experience Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Illustrations. 264 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03944-7.

Reviewed by Gregory Gordon (Gonzaga University)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Paul Sutter
Reviewer: 
Al Hester

Hester on Sutter, 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South'


Paul Sutter. Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. 288 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-3401-1.

Reviewed by Al Hester (South Carolina State Park Service)
Published on H-Environment (March, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Frederica Bowcutt
Reviewer: 
Peter Crane

Crane on Bowcutt, 'The Tanoak Tree: An Environmental History of a Pacific Coast Hardwood'


Frederica Bowcutt. The Tanoak Tree: An Environmental History of a Pacific Coast Hardwood. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. xvi + 219 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99464-2.

Reviewed by Peter Crane (Yale University)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Jennifer Jensen Wallach, ed.
Reviewer: 
Colin Fisher

Fisher on Wallach, 'Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways from Slavery to Obama'


Jennifer Jensen Wallach, ed. Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways from Slavery to Obama. Food and Foodways Series. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2015. 295 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55728-679-6.

Reviewed by Colin Fisher (University of San Diego)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Tyrrell, 'Crisis of the Wasteful Nation,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Author: Ian Tyrrell

Title: Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Commentators: Joseph E. Taylor III, Sarah Phillips, Scott Moranda, Harriet Ritvo

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

McNeur, 'Taming Manhattan,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Author: Catherine McNeur

Title: Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City

Commentators: Clifton Hood, Melanie Kiechle, Matthew Gandy, Carl Zimring

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Cushman, 'Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Author: Gregory T. Cushman

Title: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History

Commentators: Hugh Gorman, John Soluri, Ryan Tucker Jones, Christian Brannstrom

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Colpitts, 'Pemmican Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Author: George Colpitts

Title:  Pemmican Empire: Food, Trade, and the Last Bison Hunts in the North American Plains, 1780–1882

Commentators: Claire Campbell, Andrew Isenberg, Ruth Sandwell, Thomas Finger

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

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