Sarah T. Phillips

Sarah T. Phillips is a historian of the American environment. She is the author of This Land, This Nation: Conservation, Rural America, and the New Deal (2012) and co-author of The Kitchen Debate and Cold War Consumer Politics (2014). Phillips has also written on the Dust Bowl, transatlantic agricultural exchange, the American economy between World Wars I and II, the conservation and environmental policy of state governors, the modern agricultural surplus, and the free-market turn in farm commodity support policy.
From 2016 to 2022, Phillips served as founding executive co-editor of Modern American History, a new journal from Cambridge University Press covering all aspects of the United States since the 1890s. Her current book project, Okie Empire: Anticapitalist Politics and the End of Indian Territory, considers how an interlaced study of Indigenous dispossession, land allotment, and white rural poverty can help stitch together the dominant national narratives of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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