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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.

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Recent Reviews

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

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