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Recent Discussions

CfP: the Rural, Agricultural, and Environmental Network of the Social Science History Association (2021)

Dr. Josh MacFadyen and Dr. Susan Leonard, the co-representatives for the Rural, Agricultural, and Environmental Network of the Social Science History Association, are inviting panel and individual paper proposals for the SSHA annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 11-14, 2021The theme this year is "Crisis, Conjunctures, Turning Points: Theory and Method in Turbulent Times," and the full call for papers is available here.

Pages

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Christian Wright
Reviewer: 
Brian Leech

Leech on Wright, 'Carbon County USA: Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West'

Christian Wright. Carbon County USA: Miners for Democracy in Utah and the West. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps, graphs. xlvi + 423 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60781-731-4

Reviewed by Brian Leech (Augustana College) Published on H-Environment (April, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Georg Wilhelm Engel Steller
Reviewer: 
Ryan Jones

Jones on Steller, 'Eastbound through Siberia: Observations from the Great Northern Expedition'

Georg Wilhelm Engel Steller. Eastbound through Siberia: Observations from the Great Northern Expedition. Trans. and ed. Margritt A. Engel and Karen E. Willmore. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020. xxv + 220 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04778-6

Author: 
Ida Milne
Reviewer: 
Emma Dewhirst

Dewhirst on Milne, 'Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolutions in Ireland, 1918-19'

Ida Milne. Stacking the Coffins: Influenza, War and Revolutions in Ireland, 1918-19. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 280 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5261-2269-8.

Reviewed by Emma Dewhirst (Queen's University Belfast) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Richard Ravalli
Reviewer: 
Les Beldo

Beldo on Ravalli, 'Sea Otters: A History'

Richard Ravalli. Sea Otters: A History. Studies in Pacific Worlds Series. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Illustrations. xxiv + 189 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-8440-1

Reviewed by Les Beldo (University of Chicago) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Kimberly K. Smith
Reviewer: 
Sierra Standish

Standish on Smith, 'The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870-1930'

Kimberly K. Smith. The Conservation Constitution: The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870-1930. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2019. 320 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2844-5

Reviewed by Sierra Standish (University of Colorado Boulder) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Davis, 'Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Author: Frederick Rowe Davis

TitleBanned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Commentators: David Hecht, Rachel Rothschild, Max Liboiron, Jody Roberts

Editor: Michael Egan

Drake, 'Loving Nature, Fearing the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Author: Brian Allen Drake

Title: Loving Nature, Fearing the State: Environmentalism and Antigovernment Politics before Reagan

Commentators: Jeff Crane, Ryan H. Edgington, Thomas Jundt

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin