John Robert McNeill, George Vrtis, eds. Mining North America: An
Environmental History since 1522. Berkeley University of California
Press, 2017. xii + 443 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27916-2;
$34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-27917-9.
Reviewed by Brian Leech (Augustana College)
Published on H-LatAm (June, 2018)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz
With thirteen chapters, an introduction, and an afterword, Mining
North America (un)covers a lot of ground. It also succeeds at its
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Is anyone aware of scholarly works on the history of Alcoholics Anonymous? There are a few partisan, popular works and, of course, many clinical studies on the efficacy of AA. But I cannot find anything that takes a professional, academic approach to the history of this influential organization.