Brian Black

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Division Head and Distinguished Professor, History, Division of Arts & Humanities (Altoona)

Research Summary

Landscape and environmental history of North America, particularly in relation to the application and use of technology; cultural history of petroleum use in the 20th century related to environmental ethics; impact of modernism and land-use planning on the modern environmental movement.

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Recent Publications

Energy in Pennsylvania history

Black, B. C., Greene, A. N. & Ladson, M., Oct 2015, In: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. 139, 3, p. 249-264 16 p.

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Introduction

Black, B. C. & Rilling, D. J., Oct 2015, In: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. 139, 3, p. 247-248 2 p.

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The legacy of extraction: Reading patterns and ethics in Pennsylvania's landscape of energy

Black, B. & Ladson, M., Sep 2012, In: Pennsylvania history. 79, 4, p. 377-394 18 p.

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The nature of preservation: The rise of authenticity at Gettysburg

Black, B. C., Sep 1 2012, In: Civil War History. 58, 3, p. 348-373 26 p.

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ON BP'S deepwater horizon live video feed

Black, B., Oct 1 2010, In: Environmental History. 15, 4, p. 741-745 5 p.

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Gallery

Maher, N. M. & Black, B., Jul 1 2009, In: Environmental History. 14, 3, p. 551-558 8 p.

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Organic planning: The intersection of nature and economic planning in the early Tennessee Valley Authority

Black, B., Apr 1 2002, In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 4, 2, p. 157-168 12 p.

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