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Hagley Center Grants/Fellowships Announcement

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded May 17, 2019.    Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is June 30th.  The H. B.

Call for Contributors: Energy in American History

ABC-CLIO is publishing a two-volume reference work that details the role of energy in U.S. history, from the colonial era to the present. We seek qualified researchers with specializations in energy history, environmental history, and the history of science and technology (and related fields) to serve as contributors.

 

Ralph Gomory Prize of the Business History Conference Awarded

The 2019 Ralph Gomory Prize of the Business History Conference has been awarded to Anne Fleming, Associate Professor at Georgetown Law for her book, City of Debtors:  A Century of Fringe Finance (Harvard University Press, 2018) at the Business History Conference annual meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, Marc

Debates on international responsibility in a global greenhouse regime

Dear Colleagues,

I recently came across The Global Greenhouse Regime: Who Pays?, ed. Peter Hayes and Kirk R. Smith, a 1993 book published by Earthscan and the United Nations University Press (ISBN 1 85383 136 0).

This reviewed the global situation in the aftermath of the Rio summit of 1992 and contained a number of valuable country reviews as well as considerable historical data.  Part I "Measuring Responsibility" estimated past and (then current) emissions. Chapter 4 was titled "Who pays (to solve the problem and how much)?"

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Venus Bivar
Reviewer: 
Ruth Sandwell

Sandwell on Bivar, 'Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France'

Venus Bivar. Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4118-8.

Reviewed by Ruth Sandwell (University of Toronto) Published on H-Environment (June, 2019) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Author: 
Brian James Leech
Reviewer: 
Arn M. Keeling

Keeling on Leech, 'The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit'

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)

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

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Barandiaran, 'Science and Environment in Chile,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)

TitleScience and Environment in Chile: The Politics of Expert Advice in a Neoliberal Democracy

Author: Javiera Barandiarán

Commentators: Andra B. Chastain, Frederico Freitas, Javier Puente, Emily Wakild.

Editor: Keith Makoto Woodhouse

McCammack, 'Landscapes of Hope,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2019)

Title: Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago

Author: Brian McCammack

Commentators: J.T. Roane, Simon Balto, Kimberly Ruffin, Colin Fisher

Editor: Keith Makoto Woodhouse

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