Sunday, March 16, 2014

Welcome, Adam Wolkoff

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Adam Wolkoff to Environment, Law, and History. [Links to his upcoming posts are here]

Adam is working on a dissertation that combines legal and cultural history to analyze how multiple sources of property law shaped the development of rural and urban landscapes in the nineteenth century United States. He focuses on patterns of conflict and cooperation between landlords, tenants, and their creditors that emerged with the spread of free labor and the rise of commercial agriculture. He gave an interesting paper on the topic at ASEH 2013.

Adam teaches a course at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on "Legal Issues in Environmental History"--very likely the first course of its type anywhere--and he's going to be blogging here about his experiences teaching the course. I'm really looking forward to reading about it!

If you, or anyone you know, has taught about the intersection of environment and law in history, please let me know.

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