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Seeking Panelists for ASEH 2015 – Early Environmentalism and the Creation of Green Spaces

Seeking Panelists for ASEH 2015 – Early Environmentalism and the Creation of Green Spaces

The open spaces, woodlands and public parks that are part of our modern urban and rural landscape were not always so.  These spaces were negotiated, created and protected predominantly by philanthropic organisations, which had their beginnings in the nineteenth century. 

Seeking panelists for ASEH 2015 - International events or urban expansion

I am seeking to form or join a panel for ASEH 2015 in Washington, D.C.  My paper is on the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, a world's fair held in San Francisco to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal and the city's recovery from the 1906 earthquake and fire.  The choice of site and the construction of the Exposition represented an explicit promotion of urban expansion in a relatively-undeveloped area of San Francisco.  My paper will discuss the process of building the Exposition, which required displacing poor people living in the area and filling in a cove along San Fran

REMINDER: ASEH panel, CFP: Implementing US Environmental Law, 1970 to the Present

 

Dear List members,

This is a reminder about the ASEH 2015 panel described below. If you are interested in participating in the panel, as a presenter or a commentator, please be in touch with me by July 11, 2014. Thanks!

Best,

Karen

 

Karen Hoffman

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Puerto Rico

Río Piedras Campus

San Juan, Puerto Rico  00931

 

Implementing US Environmental Law, 1970 to the Present

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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Paul David Blanc
Reviewer: 
Amy Hay

Hay on Blanc, 'Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon'

Paul David Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20466-7.

Reviewed by Amy Hay (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac