The essays in this issue testify once again to the vibrant diversity of the field of environmental history—not only in the variety of subjects, but also in the very wide range of approaches our authors have employed to explore them. From graveyards in Victorian England to bauxite mines in British Guiana, these essays illuminate important links between environment, economy, and culture.

Mark Stoll's article, “‘Sagacious’ Bernard Palissy: Pinchot, Marsh, and the Connecticut Origins of American Conservation,” marries intellectual history with prosopography, or collective biography. Why did so many of the pioneers of the American conservation movement of the nineteenth century have their roots among the Congregationalist sects of the Connecticut Valley? Stoll traces the original inspiration of American conservation...

Article PDF first page preview

Article PDF first page preview
Article PDF first page preview
You do not currently have access to this article.