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AMST 744 01 (12178) /HSHM747/HIST744
Readings and Research in Energy History
Paul Sabin
M 1.30-3.20
Fall 2016 
 
The history of energy in the United States and the world. Readings and discussion range widely across different forms of energy: animal power, biomass, and early hydropower; coal, oil, and atomic energy; and present-day hydraulic fracturing, wind, and solar. Themes include relations between energy producers and communities, including resistance to energy projects; cultural and social change associated with dominant energy regimes; labor struggles and environmental transformations; the global quest for oil; and changing national energy policies. We explore new approaches to writing and teaching the history of energy.

Open to undergraduates with permission of the instructor.