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Hagley Prize for Business History/Deadline November 30, 2017

Hagley Museum and Library and the Business History Conference are pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Hagley Prize:  Destructive Creation:   American Business and the Winning of World War II (University of Pennsylvania, 2016) by Mark R. Wilson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  Hagley Museum and Library and the Business History Conference jointly offer the Hagley Prize awarded to the best book in Business History (broadly defined) and consists of a medallion and $2,500. 

 

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Jeremy Vetter
Reviewer: 
Lukas Rieppel

Rieppel on Vetter, 'Field Life: Science in the American West during the Railroad Era'


Jeremy Vetter. Field Life: Science in the American West during the Railroad Era. INTERSECTIONS: Histories of Environment, Science, and Technology in the Anthropocene Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. 512 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4453-9.

Reviewed by Lukas Rieppel (Brown University)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Anya Zilberstein
Reviewer: 
James Bergman

Bergman on Zilberstein, 'A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America'


Anya Zilberstein. A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-020659-8.

Reviewed by James Bergman (Michigan State University)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Bruce D. Epperson
Reviewer: 
Steven G. Noll

Noll on Epperson, 'Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931'


Bruce D. Epperson. Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 276 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6479-8.

Reviewed by Steven G. Noll (University of Florida)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Jones, 'Routes of Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Author: Christopher F. Jones

Title: Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America

Commentators: Sarah Mittlefehldt, Gwen Ottinger, Stephanie LeMenager, Sara B. Pritchard

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Davis, 'Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Author: Frederick Rowe Davis

TitleBanned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Commentators: David Hecht, Rachel Rothschild, Max Liboiron, Jody Roberts

Editor: Michael Egan

Drake, 'Loving Nature, Fearing the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Author: Brian Allen Drake

Title: Loving Nature, Fearing the State: Environmentalism and Antigovernment Politics before Reagan

Commentators: Jeff Crane, Ryan H. Edgington, Thomas Jundt

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

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