F&ES 583b/HIST 199/AMST 236/EVST 318 / 2018-2019

American Energy History

Credits: 3

Spring 2019: Tu,Th, 11:35-12:25, TBA

The history of energy in the United States from early hydropower and coal to present-day hydraulic fracturing, deepwater oil, wind, and solar. Topics include energy transitions and technological change; energy and democracy; environmental justice and public health; corporate power and monopoly control; electricity and popular culture; labor struggles; the global quest for oil; changing national energy policies; the climate crisis.