“A family of six picnic at Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, 1950.” Source: Library and Archives Canada
“A family of six picnic at Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, 1950.” Source: Library and Archives Canada
This map shows racial demography in Baltimore. White residences are green and African Americans, blue. Working-class African Americans are forced into marginal environments that suffer from lack of services and resources. Importantly, these residents are viewed as negative environmental agents. This perception leads to outsiders viewing residents of inner-city neighborhoods'  behavior as inherently immoral. At the core of it, these perceptions fundamentally impact events in urban areas, most recently and tragically in Baltimore.
This map shows racial demography in Baltimore. White residences are green and African Americans, blue. Working-class African Americans are forced into marginal environments that suffer from lack of services and resources. Importantly, these residents are viewed as negative environmental agents. This perception leads to outsiders viewing residents of inner-city neighborhoods' behavior as inherently immoral. At the core of it, these perceptions fundamentally impact events in urban areas, most recently and tragically in Baltimore.

Environmental History Panels at Canadian Historical Association 2015 Meeting

Ottawa River

[Editor’s Note: On Monday, June 1, 2015 at 12pm in DMS 1110, there will be an Environmental History Group meeting at the Canadian Historical Association annual meeting at University of […]

Environmental History and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Proposal

Trans Mountain Burnaby Tank Farm. Source: By Derek K. Miller on Flickr

The National Energy Board is currently considering a proposal to triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain Pipeline to 890,000 barrels per day (bpd). On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the […]

Extended CFP: Northeastern & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum

South 3rd Street, Lewisburg PA

Northeastern & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum  Fourth Annual Meeting 21-22 August 2015 Bucknell University: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania   Call for Papers – extended deadline, 15 June 2015   Please join […]

Nature’s Past Episode 48: Ecotones and Saskatchewan History

“A family of six picnic at Waskesiu, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, 1950.” Source: Library and Archives Canada

Episode 48: Ecotones and Saskatchewan History [46:47] Download Audio Arguably, the predominant landscape Canadians generally associate with Saskatchewan is one filled with waving grains of wheat and broad, flat vistas. It is the […]

Canadian History at ASEH 2015: A Nature’s Past Video Special

Washington Monument. Source: IIP Photo Archive on Flickr

Last March, the American Society for Environmental History held its 2015 annual meeting in Washington, DC. In addition to a series of daily recap videos that I shot, I also […]

Radkau, Reflections, and the Purpose of Environmental History

This map shows racial demography in Baltimore. White residences are green and African Americans, blue. Working-class African Americans are forced into marginal environments that suffer from lack of services and resources. Importantly, these residents are viewed as negative environmental agents. This perception leads to outsiders viewing residents of inner-city neighborhoods'  behavior as inherently immoral. At the core of it, these perceptions fundamentally impact events in urban areas, most recently and tragically in Baltimore.

After recently completing primary source research about urban renewal in Boston, I needed to step away from the trees and take a view of the forest. In grad school it […]

BookLook 2015

BookLook 2015 titles

Being the fourth annual reconnaissance of newly-released and forthcoming works in Canadian historical geography and environmental history. See BookLook 2014, 2013, and 2012. You work hard. You put in the hours. […]

Postcards from America III

My office, 69 Coleman Hall, Bucknell University

Well, I’ve now lived in the United States for a year-and-three-quarters. I live in a very pretty small town, with wonderful nineteenth-century streetscapes; work on a beautiful campus at a […]

Animals, Mennonites and the Modern World

Bicentennial Parade from Vineland Mennonite Church featuring 'Acculturated' Mennonite women celebrating the Dairy Cow, 1989. Credit: Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Waterloo  ON
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I grew up on a farm in Manitoba and vividly recall the culture that infused it in the 1960s and 70s.   My own sense of animals recounts them as ubiquitous […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: April 2015

Kennecott Mining Town, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Photo Source: (© Marc Moritsch/National Geographic Creative/Corbis)

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. Also check […]

“A Terrible Fright”: A Short History of Early Aviation in Oshawa, Ontario

"Plane Crash at the Four Corners," Thomas Bouckley Collection, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2107 2046, 1918.

In Oshawa, as elsewhere, experiences with early aviation could be hazardous, particularly in the first few decades of flight technology. In recent memory, the city’s relationship with airborne transportation has […]

Des savants pour protéger la nature

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Par Rémi Luglia   Luglia Rémi, Des savants pour protéger la nature. La Société d’acclimatation (1854-1960), Presses Universitaires de Rennes, collection « Histoire », 19 mars 2015, 434 pages, broché, ISBN : 978-2-7535-3575-6. Des […]