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.
Posted on behalf of my colleague, Jason Ludwig, Cornell University
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.
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
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)?"
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 6 (2019)
Title: Do You See Ice?: Inuit Americans at Home and Away
Author: Karen Routledge
Commentators: Amelia Fay, Karen Oslund, Daniella McCahey, David Neufeld
Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting
Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)
Title: Science 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