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ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

Laurier Military History Webinar Series – War Junk with Alex Souchen

In the third and final installment in the fall 2020 lineup of the Laurier Military History Webinar Series, Dr. Alex Souchen will be discussing his new book, War Junk, and the environmental history of Second World War and its aftermath in Canada. During the war, Canadian factories produced an astonishing array of munitions and supplies. However, after it ended, a major disposal crisis emerged when much of this materiel became surplus to requirements. What happened to Canada’s leftover arsenals?

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Andrew A. Robichaud
Reviewer: 
Laura Martin

Martin on Robichaud, 'Animal City: The Domestication of America'

Andrew A. Robichaud. Animal City: The Domestication of America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019. 352 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-91936-5

Reviewed by Laura Martin (Williams College) Published on H-Environment (November, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Emily Pawley
Reviewer: 
Joshua Specht

Specht on Pawley, 'The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North'

Emily Pawley. The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 312 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-69383-5.

Reviewed by Joshua Specht (University of Notre Dame) Published on H-Environment (November, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Thomas W. Pearson
Reviewer: 
Justin Fisher

Fisher on Pearson, 'When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community'

Thomas W. Pearson. When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017. 256 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9992-6.

Reviewed by Justin Fisher (University of Saskatchewan) Published on H-Environment (November, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Tanya O'Sullivan
Reviewer: 
Stefanie Shackleton

Shackleton on O'Sullivan, 'Geographies of City Science: Urban Life and Origin Debates in Late Victorian Dublin'

Tanya O'Sullivan. Geographies of City Science: Urban Life and Origin Debates in Late Victorian Dublin. Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. 242 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4575-8.

Reviewed by Stefanie Shackleton (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Environment (November, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Michele Morrone
Reviewer: 
Savannah Paige Murray

Murray on Morrone, 'Ailing in Place: Environmental Inequities and Health Disparities in Appalachia'

Michele Morrone. Ailing in Place: Environmental Inequities and Health Disparities in Appalachia. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2020. 204 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-2420-9

Reviewed by Savannah Paige Murray (Appalachian State University) Published on H-Environment (November, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Willoughby, 'Yellow Fever Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans' Roundtable Vol. 9, No. 8 (2019)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Urmi Engineer Willoughby's Yellow Fever, Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 8 (2019) 

TitleYellow Fever, Race and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Author: Urmi Engineer Willoughby

Commentators: Liz Skilton, Sheila Wille, Patrick Manning, Ranna A. Hogarth

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Zeide, Canned Roundtable Review, Vol. 9 No. 7 (2019)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Anna Zeide's Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 7 (2019) 

TitleCanned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry.

Author: Anna Zeide

Commentators: Anastasia Day, Danille Christensen, Bart Elmore

Editor: Melanie Kiechle

H-Environment Roundtable Reviews

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Karen Routledge's Do You See Ice?: Inuit Americans at Home and Away. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

https://networks.h-net.org/routledge-do-you-see-ice-roundtable-review-vol-9-no-6-2019

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 6 (2019) 

TitleDo You See Ice?: Inuit Americans at Home and Away

Author: Karen Routledge