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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Papers: 27th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference at Temple University March 18-19, 2022

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 27th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference. The event will feature a keynote address from the chair of the history department at Macalester College, Dr. Walter Greason, author of International Segregation and Cities Imagined: The African Diaspora in Media and History

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Erik Reardon
Reviewer: 
Zachary Bennett

Bennett on Reardon, 'Managing the River Commons: Fishing and New England's Rural Economy (Environmental History of the Northeast)'

Erik Reardon. Managing the River Commons: Fishing and New England's Rural Economy (Environmental History of the Northeast). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2021. 192 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-584-4; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-585-1

Author: 
Ariel Ron
Reviewer: 
Andrew Watson

Watson on Ron, 'Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic'

Ariel Ron. Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic. Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiii + 308 pp. $59.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4214-3933-4; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-3932-7.

Author: 
Richard Rhodes
Reviewer: 
Rachel Lanier Taylor

Taylor on Rhodes, 'Energy: A Human History'

Richard Rhodes. Energy: A Human History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018. Illustrations. 512 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5011-0535-7

Reviewed by Rachel Lanier Taylor (University of Washington) Published on H-Environment (January, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Christopher P. Barton, ed.
Reviewer: 
Emma Verstraete

Verstraete on Barton, 'Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism'

Christopher P. Barton, ed. Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2021. Illustrations, tables. 266 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6673-8

Author: 
Gina G. Warren
Reviewer: 
Catherine Oliver

Oliver on Warren, 'Hatched: Dispatches from the Backyard Chicken Movement'

Gina G. Warren. Hatched: Dispatches from the Backyard Chicken Movement. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2021. 272 pp. $24.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-295-74863-4; $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74862-7.

Reviewed by Catherine Oliver (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Environment (January, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Parsons, "A Not-So-New World: Empire and Environment in French Colonial North America," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 8 (2020)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Christopher M. Parsons's A Not-So-New World: Empire and Environment in French Colonial North America. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, vol. 10 no. 8 (2020)

Title: A Not-So-New World: Empire and Environment in French Colonial North America

Author: Christopher M. Parsons

Contributors: Claire Campbell, Cindy Ermus, Jacob F. Lee, Strother E. Roberts

Thomson, "The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 6 (2020)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Jennifer Thomson's The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, vol. 10 no. 6 (2020)

Title: The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health

Author: Jennifer Thomson

Commenters: Josiah Rector, David Stradling, Conevery Bolton Valencius, Natasha Zaretsky

 

 

DeLucia, "Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 7 (2020)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews featuring Christine M. DeLucia, Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 7 (2020)

Title: Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast

Author: Christine M. DeLucia

Commentators: Joseph Hall, Ashley Elizabeth Smith, Maeve Kane, Thomas Wickman

Arch, "Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 5 (2020)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews featuring Jakobina K. Arch's Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 5 (2020)

Title: Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan

Author: Jakobina K. Arch

Commentators: Ryan Tucker Jones, Noell Wilson, Carmel Finley

Editors: Kara Murphy Schlichting