Month: January 2018

Environmentalism and racism

Michael Clever reviewed Miles Powell’s Vanishing America: Species Extinction, Racial Peril, and the Origins of Conservation (Harvard UP, 2016) in October’s Environmental Historical past. From the overview: As environmental historians, our frequent assertion that “people are part of nature” typically comes with little recognition of the truth that slave house

Environmental timelines

Some time again Environmental Historical past carried a evaluate by Daniel Simberloff of Ian Rotherham’s Eco-history: An Introduction to Biodiversity and Conservation (White Horse Press, 2014). Simberloff notes: The excessive level of Eco-history is a outstanding 42-page “Timeline,” detailing in linear trend 224 key factors within the historical past of British