Re: Advice on Shorter Textbooks on US Environmental History

I teach an environmental planning course into which I smuggle as much history as I can. Here is a one volume text that I have used and like, although it is now a bit dated: Wellock, Thomas Raymond, 2007, Preserving the Nation: The Conservation and Environmental Movements, 1870-2000. I used it in conjunction with McNeill and Engelke's The Great Acceleration, although that is world not US history.

Laura Pangallozzi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Binghamton University

Advice on Shorter Textbooks on US Environmental History

I teach a 2nd year survey course on combined US-Canadian environmental history and need a short text on US environmental history to assign in league with Forkey, Canadian's and the Natural Environment and, just recently added, Dina Gilio-Whitaker's As Long as the Grass Grows.

To this point I have been using Steinberg's Down to Earth but really cannot any longer since it makes the reading load for the course too heavy if it is assigned along with those other two books plus various articles I have the students read. 

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

Anthony Saunders published a book titled "Trench Warfare 1850–1950" via Pen & Sword Military (August 19, 2010)

It is on Amazon.com here:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AE7DIBC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UT...

The following is from Mr. Saunder's Facebook site for the book:

https://www.facebook.com/Trench-Warfare-18501950-112057838805180

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

I'm developing a similar course for the winter and I'm keen to know what others recommend. I've settled on using Geoffrey Parker, ed., The Cambridge History of Warfare, 2nd ed. In addition, I'm assigning Keegan's The Face of Battle as it is very readable and has some very good sections. I also considered, but chose not to use, Perilous Glory by John France. Another book I considered is Wayne Lee's second edition of Warfare and Culture in World History. It's very good, but the scope was a little too expansive for my course which focusses on the west.
Mike Bechthold, PhD

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

I teach a Conflict in World History (actually from the Bronze age to WWII) and have for years. I use Morillo's War in World History (the second volume runs from 1500). It's excellent and really a "world" history. If you are mostly European and mostly operational, its not a good choice.

Re: Looking for a Solid Textbook on Warfare, which covers the period 1400 to the Present

May I humbly suggest my own Waging War: Conflict, Culture and Innovation in World History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, which covers MORE than that, but is global in approach. It is historiographically up to date and fully footnoted.

TOC: Pacific Affairs, vol. 93, no. 3 (September 2020)

Announcing the publication of the latest issue of Pacific Affairs (Volume 93, Number 3, September 2020):

https://pacificaffairs.ubc.ca/issues/current-issue/

 

ARTICLES

 

“Reassessing Cambodia’s Patronage System(s) and the End of Competitive Authoritarianism: Electoral Clientelism in the Shadow of Coercion”

 

By Neil Loughlin (KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)

 

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