Comps Notes: Jacoby’s Crimes Against Nature

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here.  Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation Karl Jacoby…

Comps Notes: Courtwright’s Prairie Fire

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here.  Prairie Fire: A Great Plains History Julie Courtwright Like William Cronon, Julie Courtwright recognizes in environmental…

Comps Notes: White’s Land Use, Environment, and Social Change

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012.  The full collection is accessible here.  Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County, Washington Richard…

Comps Notes: Nash’s Inescapable Ecologies

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012.  The full collection is accessible here.  Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge1 Linda Nash In Inescapable Ecologies:…

History, Will, Environmental

This is the thirtieth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.   Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (September 18 – September 24, 2017): #EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2017 https://t.co/mjVtv91w4c…

Comps Notes: The “Frontier” in the West

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012.  The full collection is accessible here. The “Frontier” in the West Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier…