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Recent Discussions

Deadline approaching: WHEATS 2018 at UC Riverside

Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology & Science, October 5-7, 2018 at the University of California, Riverside.                                                                                                                                                                                

Call for papers/Hagley Fall Conference/Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Seeing Like a Capitalist:

Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America

 

A Conference at the Hagley Museum and Library

Wilmington, Delaware, November 8-9, 2018

 

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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

Paul W. Hirt, 'The Wired Northwest: The History of Electric Power, 1870s-1970s,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2014)

Author: Paul W. Hirt

Title: The Wired Northwest: The History of Electric Power, 1870s-1970s

Commentators: Eve Vogel, Adam M. Sowards, Donald C. Jackson, H. V. Nelles

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Mark Fiege, 'The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2014)

Author: Mark Fiege

Title: The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States

Commentators: Conevery Bolton Valencius, Roderick Frazier Nash, Eric Foner, Christopher C. Sellers

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Alan Mikhail, 'Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History,' & Sam White, 'The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 8 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 8 (2013)

Author: Alan Mikhail

Title: Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History

Author: Sam White

Title: The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Commentators: Yaron Ayalon, Richard W. Bulliet, Arash Khazeni

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Sara M. Gregg, 'Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of a Federal Landscape in Appalachia,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 7 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 7 (2013)

Author: Sara M. Gregg

Title: Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of a Federal Landscape in Appalachia

Commentators: Geoffrey L. Buckley, Donald Edward Davis, Cheryl Morse

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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