Penn State University
Altoona College
 

In 2010-11, Brian published and was interviewed a number of times related to the Gulf Oil Spill. Here are links to a few of them:

History News Network CNN.Com (Interviewed for) OnEarth Magazine Penn State Live

Coal Oil Johnny (interviewed for, Atlantic)

He is also serving as co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of American History on "Oil in American Life," which is scheduled for publication in Spring 2012. In the issue, he authored "Oil for Living" and with Robert Lifset, "Petroleum Cinema."

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Parts of Books

Morrone, M. and G.L. Buckley, eds. "A Legacy of Extraction: Ethics in the Energy Landscape of Appalachia." Mountains of Injustice: Environmental and Social Equality in Appalachia. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2011.

Douglas Cazaux Sackman, ed. "Energy and Transportation." COMPANION TO AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY.NY: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

Chris Pearson, Peter Coates, and Time Cole, eds. "Addressing the Nature of Gettysburg." Militarized Landscapes: From Gettysburg to Salisbury Plain.London: Continuum, 2010.

Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell , eds. "TVA and Conservation." The Encyclopdedia of Appalachia. University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

Henderson, Henry. "The Complex Environmentalis: FDR and the Ethos of New Deal Conservation" and "Referendum on Planning: Imaging River Conservation in the 1938 TVA Hearings." FDR and the Environment. London: Palgraeve, 2005.

Cutler Cleveland, et al., eds. "Energy Development on Public Lands in the United States." Encyclopedia of Energy. New York: Elsevier Press, 2004.

Shepherd Kretch, John R. McNeill, and Carolyn Merchant, eds. "Suburbs" and Nuclear Power." Encyclopedia of World Environmental History.New York: Routledge Press, 2003. 

Authored with Bryn Varley. Cynthia A. Mills, editor. "Contesting the Sacred: Historic Preservation in Richmond Virginia." Monuments to the Lost Cause: Women, Art, and the Confederate Tradition.Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2001.

Gerald Horne and Mary Young, eds. "Rural Utopianism and DuBois' Quest of the Silver Fleece."The W.E.B. DuBois Encyclopedia. New York: Greenwood, 2001.

Michel Conan, ed. "Organic Planning: Ecology and Design in the Landscape of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1930-45." Environmentalism in Landscape Architecture. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 2001.  

Dennis Domer, ed. "Mastering the Kaw: The Bowersock Dam and the Development of Lawrence Industry." Lawrence: University of Kansas, Office of Continuing Education, 2001.

Selected Journal and On-line Publications

Black, Brian C. "The Nature of Preservation: The Rise of Authenticity at Gettysburg." Civil War History, special issue on "Civil War and the Environment," Spring 2012.

Black, Brian C. "Oil for Living: Petroleum and American Mass Consumption." Journal of American History, special issue on "Oil in American Life," Spring 2012. Editors: Tyler Priest, Univ of Houston; Karen Merrill, Williams College; and Brian Black, Penn State Altoona.

Black, Brian C. and Robert Lifset. "Imaging the Devil's Excrement: Big Oil in Petroleum Cinema, 1940-2007." Journal of American History, special issue on "Oil in American Life," Spring 2012. Editors: Tyler Priest, Univ of Houston; Karen Merrill, Williams College; and Brian Black, Penn State Altoona.

Brian's reviews on oil and energy titles appear consistently in the Christian Science Monitor. Here are links to a few of them:

CSM Rev 1 CSM Rev 2 CSM Rev 3 CSM Rev 4 CSM Rev 5

Brian currently serves as Editor of the Environmental History portion of the on-line encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Earth. If you are interested in contributing, please CLICK for EoE.