Environmental History and the American South

The field of environmental history has exploded during the last two decades, but the American South has largely been bypassed by this boom. This series seeks to correct that neglect by publishing books that explore the critical importance of human-environmental interactions to the history and culture of the region. We aim to show how attention to environmental topics necessarily enriches our understanding of southern history and identity, and how a focus on southern topics promises to reshape the broader field of environmental history.

Books in the series not only situate environmental history within the American South, broadly defined, but they also connect the region to local, national, and transnational scales of analysis. The series welcomes the work of anthropologists and geographers as well as historians and environmental writers. We also plan to republish southern environmental classics, and to produce essay collections that shape the emerging field of southern environmental history.

Paul Sutter is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado.
James C. Giesen is an associate professor at Mississippi State University. 

Books in this series

Blue Ridge Commons
Environmental Activism and Forest History in Western North Carolina
Kathryn Newfont

Conserving Southern Longleaf
Herbert Stoddard and the Rise of Ecological Land Management
Albert G. Way

Environmental History and the American South
A Reader
Edited by Paul S. Sutter and Christopher J. Manganiello

An Everglades Providence
Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century
Jack E. Davis

Making Catfish Bait out of Government Boys
The Fight against Cattle Ticks and the Transformation of the Yeoman South
Claire Strom

My Work Is That of Conservation
An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver
Mark D. Hersey

The Oyster Question
Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880
Christine Keiner

Pharsalia
An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780-1880
Lynn A. Nelson
Foreword by Paul S. Sutter

Remaking Wormsloe Plantation
The Environmental History of a Lowcountry Landscape
Drew A. Swanson
Foreword by Paul S. Sutter

Spirits of the Air
Birds and American Indians in the South
Shepard Krech III

War upon the Land
Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War
Lisa M. Brady






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James C. Giesen
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