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HIS 270 - American Environmental History

The guide provides resources relevant to the history of the American environment, paying particular attention to the impact of European settlement on the landscape and the subsequent commodification of resources that defined the American experience.

Writing Guide


A series of guides on reading, researching and writing history Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students by Patrick Rael, professor of History at Bowdoin College.

Source: Patrick Rael, Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students (Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College, 2004).

Videos Covering U.S. Environmental Issues


Historical Associations and Communities


Professional associations and academic communities are often a good place to start for scholarly information and materials on methods and research.