Call for Contributors

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Call for Publications
July 15, 2021
Indiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Social History / Studies

We seek qualified researchers with specializations in social history, environmental history, political history, and the history of science, energy, and technology to serve as contributors to the forthcoming, two-volume ABC-CLIO reference work Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia. 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 search for alternative and renewable sources of energy in the present era. The project aspires to be inclusive of environmental, social, and political themes, including the environmental impact of energy production, the social and cultural history of consumption, and a detailed survey of the relationship between changing U.S. energy needs and shifts in U.S. foreign policy. Contact Jeffrey Webb at for a list of available entries, compensation information, and submission guidelines (including deadlines). The project is scheduled for publication in early 2022.

Contact Info: 

Jeffrey B. Webb, Ph.D.

Huntington University

2303 College Avenue

Huntington, Indiana  46750

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