H-Environment Roundtable on Zallen, American Lucifiers

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Dear Colleagues,

I'm happy to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables. This one discusses Jeremy Zallen's American Lucifers: the Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865. The exchanges between the commentators and author are a fruitful examination of labor and progress tales in history. Please enjoy and distribute widely.


Roundtable Review, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)

Author: Jeremy Zallen

Title: American Lucifers: the Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Commentators: Julie A. Cohn, Ann Daly, Matthew T. Huber, Nicolas Kenny

Best wishes,

Melanie A. Kiechle
Associate Professor of History, Virginia Tech--On leave, Spring 2023
O'Connor Chair of American Institutions, Colgate University--Spring 2023
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