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Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship Program Spring Deadline March 1, 2022

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for the KHS research fellowship program for the spring 2022 cycle. The program provides funding for academic researchers whose projects focus on Kentucky or larger regional-related topics. Time periods are open - researchers have used the Kentucky Historical Society's archival holdings to shed light on a vast array of topics, including resistance and slavery, politics, labor history, agriculture, early frontier, and environmentalism and economic development.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Erik Reardon
Reviewer: 
Zachary Bennett

Bennett on Reardon, 'Managing the River Commons: Fishing and New England's Rural Economy (Environmental History of the Northeast)'

Erik Reardon. Managing the River Commons: Fishing and New England's Rural Economy (Environmental History of the Northeast). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2021. 192 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-584-4; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-585-1

Author: 
Ariel Ron
Reviewer: 
Andrew Watson

Watson on Ron, 'Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic'

Ariel Ron. Grassroots Leviathan: Agricultural Reform and the Rural North in the Slaveholding Republic. Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. xiii + 308 pp. $59.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4214-3933-4; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-3932-7.

Author: 
Richard Rhodes
Reviewer: 
Rachel Lanier Taylor

Taylor on Rhodes, 'Energy: A Human History'

Richard Rhodes. Energy: A Human History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018. Illustrations. 512 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5011-0535-7

Reviewed by Rachel Lanier Taylor (University of Washington) Published on H-Environment (January, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Christopher P. Barton, ed.
Reviewer: 
Emma Verstraete

Verstraete on Barton, 'Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism'

Christopher P. Barton, ed. Trowels in the Trenches: Archaeology as Social Activism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2021. Illustrations, tables. 266 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6673-8

Author: 
Gina G. Warren
Reviewer: 
Catherine Oliver

Oliver on Warren, 'Hatched: Dispatches from the Backyard Chicken Movement'

Gina G. Warren. Hatched: Dispatches from the Backyard Chicken Movement. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2021. 272 pp. $24.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-295-74863-4; $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74862-7.

Reviewed by Catherine Oliver (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Environment (January, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Chiang, "Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration," Roundtable vol. 9 no. 10 (2019)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Connie Y. Chiang's Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

Roundtable Review, vol. 9, no. 10 (2019) 

Title: Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration 

Author: Connie Y. Chiang 

Commentators: Megan Asaka, Brian McCammack, Duncan Ryūken Williams 

Cavert, 'The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City' Roundtable Vol. 9, No. 9 (2019)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring William Cavert's The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

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

Title: The Smoke of London: Energy and Environment in the Early Modern City

Author: William M. Cavert

Commentators: Paul Warde, Leona Skelton, Peter Thorsheim

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