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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Adam Rome

Adam RomeA specialist in environmental history, Adam Rome is the author of two books: The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation (2013) and The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (2001), which won the OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award. He also is a coeditor of Green Capitalism? Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century (2017). A former editor of Environmental History, he is writing the environmental history volume for the Oxford University Press Very Short Introduction series. He also is working on a book about efforts to green American business since the late 1980s.

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Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.

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