Contact: Jeffrey, Professor of History, Huntington University
We seek qualified researchers with specializations in environmental studies, history of consumption, and the cultural history of science and technology (and related fields) to serve as contributors to Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia (2 vols., ABC-CLIO, 2021). The project will take readers from the earliest days of wood, wind, and horse power through the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Steam and into the era of coal and oil in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entries will detail major energy transitions from fossil fuels to nuclear energy to the search for alternative and renewable sources of energy in the present era. The project aspires to be inclusive of social, cultural, and environmental themes, including the environmental impact of energy production and consumption, the social and cultural history of consumption, and a detailed survey of U.S. energy needs and major shifts in U.S. foreign policy. Contact Jeffrey Webb, Ph.D. for a list of available entries, compensation information, and submission guidelines (including deadlines). The project is scheduled for publication in early 2021.
Posted on January 6, 2020