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Recent Discussions

ESEH 2017, Zagreb: Call for panelists ‘Feelings for and against nature: emotions and senses in environmental history’

The past two decades have seen the rise of sensory history, which has opened scholarly discussions, not only about how historians might analyse the ways in which people in the past sensed the world around them, but also around historicising those sensory experiences.

Hagley Library CFP/Hidden Capitalism: Beyond, Below, and Outside the Visible Market

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Hidden Capitalism:

Beyond, Below, and Outside the Visible Market

 

A Conference at the Hagley Museum and Library

Wilmington, Delaware, October 27, 2017

 

 

In reviving the study of capitalism, scholars have emphasized the transformative power of markets and commodification.  Yet, a crucial part of what drives capitalism falls outside of waged relations and formal, visible exchange. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
James K. Conant, Peter J. Balint
Reviewer: 
David B. Robertson

Robertson on Conant and Balint, 'The Life Cycles of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency: 1970-2035'


James K. Conant, Peter J. Balint. The Life Cycles of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency: 1970-2035. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 216 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-020371-9.

Reviewed by David B. Robertson (University of Missouri-Saint Louis)
Published on H-Environment (August, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Dan Flores
Reviewer: 
Karen D'Onofrio

D'Onofrio on Flores, 'American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains'


Dan Flores. American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. 222 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2227-6.

Reviewed by Karen D'Onofrio (University of Colorado Boulder)
Published on H-Environment (August, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Mario Jimenez Sifuentez
Reviewer: 
Michael Karp

Karp on Sifuentez, 'Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest'


Mario Jimenez Sifuentez. Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 264 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7689-3.

Reviewed by Michael Karp (Bard High School Early College)
Published on H-Environment (August, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn
Reviewer: 
Jonathan E. Robins

Robins on Follett and Beckert and Coclanis and Hahn, 'Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities'


Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn. Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities. The Marcus Cunliffe Lecture Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 176 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-1940-4; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1939-8.

Author: 
Christopher W. Wells
Reviewer: 
Janet Ore

Ore on Wells, 'Car Country: An Environmental History'


Christopher W. Wells. Car Country: An Environmental History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. xxxiv + 427 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99429-1.

Reviewed by Janet Ore (Colorado State University)
Published on H-Environment (July, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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

 

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

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