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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

Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Title: The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China

Author: Ling Zhang

Commentators: Robert B. Marks, Maya Peterson, Yan Gao, Donald Worster

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Fullilove, 'The Profit of the Earth,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2018)

Title: The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Author: Courtney Fullilove

Commentators: Deborah Fitzgerald, B. R. Cohen, Jenny Leigh Smith, Jeremy Vetter

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Melillo, 'Strangers on Familiar Soil,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2018)

Title: Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection

Author: Edward Dallam Melillo,

Commentators: Ian Tyrrell, Jared Farmer, Tiago Saraiva

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Stoll, 'Inherit the Holy Mountain,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2018)

Author: Mark Stoll

Title: Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism

Commentators: Lisa H. Sideris, Constance M. Furey, Joseph Kip Kosek, Mark Fiege

Editor: Christopher F. Jones