The Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (PCB-AHA) serves all members of the American Historical Association residing and working in the twenty-two states west of the Mississippi and the four western provinces of Canada. Our annual meeting brings together historians of all spatial, temporal, and thematic specializations.
Meeting Dates and Location: July 31 to August 2, 2019 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Agricultural History Society is now accepting nominations for its 2018 awards, to be presented at the annual meeting in June 2019. To be considered for an award, the article, book, or dissertation must bear a 2018 original publication date. AHS welcomes submissions for the following honors:
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
Recent Roundtable Reviews
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
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
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