A Companion to American Environmental History gatherstogether a comprehensive collection of over 30 essays that examinethe evolving and diverse field of American environmental history. * Provides a complete historiography of American environmentalhistory * Brings the field up-to-date to reflect the latest trends andencourages new directions for the field * Includes the work of path-breaking environmental historians,from the founders of the field, to contributions frominnovative young scholars * Takes stock of the discipline through five topically themedparts, with essays ranging from American Indian EnvironmentalRelations to Cities and Suburbs
Douglas Cazaux Sackman is Professor of History at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. His publications include Wild Men: Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America (2010) and Orange Empire: California and the Fruits of Eden (2005), winner of the 2006 Martin Ridge Award. His next book, Pacific Passages, will explore transpacific exchanges of culture and nature, focusing on the traffic in otters, whales, and trees.
Notes on Contributors viii Introduction xiii Part I The Elements of Environmental History 1 1 Paths Toward Home: Landmarks of the Field in Environmental History 3 Louis S. Warren 2 Air 33 Nancy Langston 3 The Living Earth: History, Darwinian Evolution, and the Grasslands 51 Donald Worster 4 Fire 69 Stephen J. Pyne 5 Water 92 Rebecca Solnit Part II Nature and the Construction of Society and Identity 97 6 Race and US Environmental History 99 Colin Fisher 7 Gender 116 Susan R. Schrepfer and Douglas Cazaux Sackman 8 Class 146 Chad Montrie 9 Body Counts: Tracking the Human Body Through Environmental History 163 Neil M. Maher Part III The Nature of American Culture 181 10 From Wilderness to Hybrid Landscapes: The Cultural Turn in Environmental History 183 Richard White 11 American Indian Environmental Relations 191 David Rich Lewis 12 Cultures of Nature: To ca. 1810 214 Matthew Dennis 13 Cultures of Nature: Nineteenth Century 246 Aaron Sachs 14 Cultures of Nature: Twentieth Century 266 Finis Dunaway 15 From Wilderness Prophets to Tool Freaks: Post-World War II Environmentalism 285 Andrew Kirk 16 The Black Box in the Garden: Consumers and the Environment 304 Tom McCarthy Part IV Contact Zones: Americans Conjoining the Natural World 325 17 Flora 327 Frieda Knobloch 18 Fauna: A Prospectus for Evolutionary History 345 Edmund Russell 19 Water Development: The Plot Thickens 375 Patty Limerick 20 Rich Crevices of Inquiry: Mining and Environmental History 394 Katherine G. Morrissey 21 Who Cares About Forests? How Forest History Matters 410 Ellen Stroud 22 Cultivating an Agro-Environmental History 425 Sara M. Gregg 23 Oceans: Fusing the History of Science and Technology with Environmental History 442 Helen M. Rozwadowski 24 Cities and Suburbs 462 Chris Sellers 25 Energy and Transportation 482 Brian Black 26 The Global Ecological Reach of the United States: Exporting Capital and Importing Commodities 505 Richard P. Tucker 27 Food 529 Douglas Cazaux Sackman Part V Outside of the Grid: Place, Borders, and Scale 551 28 Blinded by History: The Geographic Dimension of Environment and Society 553 Richard Walker and Sarah Thomas 29 The Northeastern Pacifi c Basin: An Environmental Approach to Seascapes and Littoral Places 579 David Igler 30 Earthlings: Evolution and Place in Environmental History 595 Dan Flores 31 "Most Fruitful Results": Transborder Approaches to Canadian-American Environmental History 615 Ted Binnema 32 Seeing Beyond Our Borders: US and Non-US Historiographies 635 Paul Sutter Index 653