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
Melanie A. Kiechle
Associate Professor of History, Virginia Tech--On leave, Spring 2023
O'Connor Chair of American Institutions, Colgate University--Spring 2023
When nineteenth-century cities stank, residents worried about their health. Learn why, and how their fears built today's cities, in Smell Detectives.