April
27th 2012
Mark Fiege’s Republic of Nature at the OAH, April 20

Posted under: American history, book reviews, conferences

Mary Beth Norton, Eric Foner, and Linda Gordon comment on Mark Fiege’s The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States (2012) at last week’s Organization of American Historians annual meeting. Unfortunately, this video doesn’t include the questions and comments from the audience.

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  1. Indyanna on 27 Apr 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Only time to listen through the 8:32 mark so far. I wish we had internet service on the screens on top of the cardio machines at our gym instead of 107 channels of spazmodic fluff. How true, as M.B. Norton acknowledges, that a critic or reviewer ineluctably tends to see the majesty of the parts of a broad synthetic work that are farthest from their own fields of specialized knowledge but light coming through holes in the sections that relate to the latter. And nice to know that students’ pointed questions at the earliest stages of a project still provoke years of followup work. How can they complain about hours (even “days!”) in the library in pursuit of a 10-page paper assignment?

    I ask you?!?