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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 has written about environmental reform in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, when Americans first tried to stop pollution, conserve natural resources, and preserve wild places and wild creatures. He is currently working on a book about the history of efforts to make the basic institutions of American society more sustainable.

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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.