A Companion to American Environmental History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

A Companion to American Environmental History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History)

By: Douglas Cazaux Sackman (editor)Hardback

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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

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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

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405156653
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 696
  • ID: 9781405156653
  • weight: 1380
  • ISBN10: 1405156651

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