Black serves as editor for Journal of American History
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 769 hits
Brian Black, professor of history and environmental studies, recently served as one of three consulting editors for a special issue of the Journal of American History (JAH), the leading journal of the field.
Shortly after the summer 2010 Gulf oil spill, Black, professor of history and environmental studies, was asked to work with Karen Merrill from Williams College and Tyler Priest from the University of Houston, to create a special issue of the journal that would explore petroleum’s crucial role in American history. This issue, “Oil in American History,” has just been released and contains articles by twenty-two international scholars, including an introduction by Jay Hakes, Head of the Energy Information Agency under President Jimmy Carter.
In addition to soliciting and editing these articles, Black authored “Oil for Living: Petroleum and American Conspicuous Consumption” and co-authored “Imaging the ‘Devil’s Excrement’: Big Oil in Petroleum Cinema, 1940–2007.”
JAH is offering the public free access to the issue at http://jah.oxfordjournals.org/content/current.