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Call for 1000 Word Writing Tidbits from Early Career Scholars Attending #ASEH 2018

If anyone has short pieces they would like to volunteer for workshopping with Dr. Steven Pyne during an open workshop session at ASEH 2018 in Riverside, California, please send your writing of 1000 words or less to anastasiaday@me.com by March 4. 

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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

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

Andrew W. Kahrl, 'The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 6 (2013)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 3, No. 6 (2013)

Author: Andrew W. Kahrl

Title: The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South

Commentators: Sarah Elkind, Christopher J. Manganiello, Cassandra Johnson-Gaither, Colin Fisher

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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