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Recent Discussions

Seeking Panelists for ASEH 2019: The Environmental History of Mass Tourism

Over the 20th century mass tourism has evolved to be one of the leading factors of global environmental devastation. Construction and infra-development, cruises, and more recently low-cost flights and sharing economy accommodations did not only transform tiny, confined areas but  affect ever larger spaces and cause global environmental change. This panel would tackle the ciritical issue of mass tourism and its environmental impact from a historical perspective.

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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

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Garone, 'The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 10 (2014)

Author: Philip Garone

TitleThe Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley

Commentators: Matthew Morse Booker, Patrick Carroll, Royal C. Gardner, Emily O'Gorman

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Brown, 'Plutopia,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 9 (2014)

Author: Kate Brown

Title: Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

Commentators: Paul Josephson, Kristen Iversen, Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Sellers, Crabgrass Crucible, Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2014)

Author: Christopher C. Sellers

Title: Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America

Commentators: Andrew G. Kirk, Kara Schlichting, Michael Rawson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Brady, 'War Upon the Land,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 7 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 7 (2014)

Author: Lisa Brady

Title: War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War

Commentators: Matthew Dennis, Ann Norton Greene, Megan Kate Nelson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

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