The first session of the 2014-2015 Boston Environmental History Seminar will take place on October 14, when David Benac of Western Michigan University will present his essay on finding meaning in the historical landscape. Subsequent sessions will introduce us to wood borers, the parched Southwest, Texas longhorns, the Caribbean, coastal Connecticut, and the environmental implications of manufactured and natural gas.
To the H-Environment graduate student community:
Since 2011, the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) has organized a caucus to represent the interests of graduate students within the Society and our branch of the historical profession. As we enter a new academic year, I'd like to welcome environmental history graduate students to join the Caucus.
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I’m happy to announce another edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews. This one focuses on Cold War environmental catastrophism.
The book is:
Jacob Darwin Hamblin, Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Our roundtable participants are Michael Egan (editor), Kristine Harper, Libby Robin, and Dolly Jorgensen. And of course there is a response from Jacob Hamblin.
Please circulate and enjoy!
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)
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)
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)
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
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