Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Geography

ABC-CLIO is publishing a two-volume reference work that details the role of energy in U.S. history, from the colonial era to the present. We seek qualified researchers with specializations in energy history, environmental history, and the history of science and technology (and related fields) to serve as contributors. The project will take readers from the earliest days of wood, wind, and horse power through the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Steam and into the era of coal and oil in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entries will detail major energy transitions from fossil fuels to nuclear energy to the seach for alternative and renewable sources of energy in the present era. The project aspires to be inclusive of social, cultural, and diplomatic themes, including a thorough exloration of the relationship between energy production and consumption, and a detailed survey of the relationship between changing U.S. energy needs and major shifts in U.S. foreign policy. Contact Jeffrey Webb for a list of available entries, compensation information, and submission guidelines (including deadlines). The project is scheduled for publication in early 2021.

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Jeffrey B. Webb, Ph.D.

Huntington University

2303 College Avenue

Huntington, Indiana  46750

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