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Author: 
Richard C. Sha
Reviewer: 
Kaitlin Mondello

Mondello on Sha, 'Imagination and Science in Romanticism'

Richard C. Sha. Imagination and Science in Romanticism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 344 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2578-8

Reviewed by Kaitlin Mondello (Millersville University) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Monica M. White
Reviewer: 
Evan Bennett

Bennett on White, 'Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement.'

Monica M. White. Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 208 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-6389-0; $14.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4696-4370-0.

Reviewed by Evan Bennett (Florida Atlantic University) Published on H-Environment (February, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Charles-François Mathis, Émilie-Anne Pépy
Reviewer: 
Danielle Alesi

Alesi on Mathis and Pépy, 'Greening the City: Nature in French Towns from the 17th Century'

Charles-François Mathis, Émilie-Anne Pépy. Greening the City: Nature in French Towns from the 17th Century. Cambridgeshire: White Horse Press, 2020. 340 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-912186-13-6

Reviewed by Danielle Alesi (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Published on H-Environment (February, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Paul Readman
Reviewer: 
Emma Moesswilde

Moesswilde on Readman, 'Storied Ground: Landscape and the Shaping of English National Identity'

Paul Readman. Storied Ground: Landscape and the Shaping of English National Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 348 pp. $32.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42473-8.

Reviewed by Emma Moesswilde (Georgetown University) Published on H-Environment (February, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Jill Lindsey Harrison
Reviewer: 
Micaela Valadez

Valadez on Harrison, 'From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies'

Jill Lindsey Harrison. From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies. Urban and Industrial Environments Series. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019. 328 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-262-53774-2.

Reviewed by Micaela Valadez (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Environment (February, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Lurtz, "From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 3 (2020)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Casey Marina Lurtz's From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 3 (2020)

TitleFrom the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico.

Author: Casey Marina Lurtz

Commentators: Gail Triner, Jennifer Eaglin, Timothy W. Lorek, Christopher Boyer.

Dümpelmann, "Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 2 (2020)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Sonja Dümpelmann, Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Coen, "Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 1 (2020)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Deborah R. Coen's Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

Roundtable Review, vol. 10, no. 1 (2020) 

Title: Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Author: Deborah R. Coen

Chiang, "Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration," Roundtable vol. 9 no. 10 (2019)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Connie Y. Chiang's Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

Roundtable Review, vol. 9, no. 10 (2019) 

Title: Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration 

Author: Connie Y. Chiang 

Commentators: Megan Asaka, Brian McCammack, Duncan Ryūken Williams