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CFP: SEA-sponsored session at ASLE (23-27 June 2015, Moscow, Idaho)

Call for Proposals: Early American Plants and Animals

Society of Early Americanists (SEA)-sponsored session at ASLE’s Biennial Meeting

University of Idaho, 23-27 June 2015

DEADLINE: 5 December 2014, via e-mail to laurenlafauci@icloud.com 

 

“Re-Reading the Roots: Early American Plants and Animals”

Call for Applications: Climate History Social Media Editor

We are looking for a Social Media Editor at HistoricalClimatology.com. 

HistoricalClimatology.com receives more than 100,000 hits/year. It has been featured in lists of the world's top online resources on climate change, it has been cited by BBC News, and it has been used in course curricula across disciplines. 

Seeking Toles Cartoon

Hi all,

I have been trying to track down a copy of an old Tom Toles cartoon, probably from the early 1990s. The cartoon has images of a logger, miner, and rancher with the caption: "The West: fiercely independent region of the U.S., where the proud traditions of welfare logging, welfare mining and welfare ranching continue to this very day." My best guess is that it was published c. July 1993, but I really don't know. If anyone has an idea when and where this was originally published, please reply to me at: taylorj@sfu.ca. Thank you!

Graduate applications Invited to Montana State

The Department of History & Philosophy at Montana State University in Bozeman welcomes applications for its MA and PhD programs in Environmental History. The department has a strong concentration of prominent scholars in environmental history. Brett Walker is a recent Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2011 ASEH George Perkins Marsh best book award for Toxic Archipelago. Tim LeCain won the same ASEH best-book prize in 2010 for Mass Destruction and was a 2011-12 Senior Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Münich.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Brian James Leech
Reviewer: 
Arn M. Keeling

Keeling on Leech, 'The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit'

Brian James Leech. The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit. Mining and Society Series. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018. 376 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-943859-42-9.

Reviewed by Arn M. Keeling (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (October, 2018) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Author: 
Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen
Reviewer: 
Robert Gioielli

Gioielli on Reynolds and Cohen, 'Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City'

Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen. Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 216 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4950-3; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4949-7.

Reviewed by Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Cheri Register
Reviewer: 
Molly Rozum

Rozum on Register, 'The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape'

Cheri Register. The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016. Illustrations. 288 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87351-995-3.

Reviewed by Molly Rozum (University of South Dakota) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Miranda Johnson
Reviewer: 
John Sandlos

Sandlos on Johnson, 'The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State'

Miranda Johnson. The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 248 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-060006-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060002-0.

Reviewed by John Sandlos (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (February, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Jeff Karnicky
Reviewer: 
Amy Coale

Coale on Karnicky, 'Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America'

Jeff Karnicky. Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 246 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-9498-1.

Reviewed by Amy Coale (Florida State University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac