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2016 Course Updates

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FALL - KINGSTON:
SEATS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES (register through eCampus)

HIS 112: History of Medieval Europe

HIS 115G: Sex and Western Society

HIS 142: History of the United States Since 1877

HIS 176: Islamic History: From the Origins of Islam to 1492

HIS 305: The Renaissance

HIS 359: History of Slavery in America

HIS 366: Twentieth-Century Black Politics and Protest

HIS 379: The Jews of Islamic Lands: A History

HIS 388: History of Sub-Saharan Africa

HIS 481: Advanced Topics in Asian or Latin American History

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FALL - PROVIDENCE:
SEATS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES (register through eCampus)

HIS 113: History of Western Civilization from the Late Middle Ages to 1789

HIS 180: Introduction to Latin American Civilization

HIS 314: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century European Cultural History

HIS 354: United States Diplomacy in the 20th Century

HIS 360: American Culture 1865-1940

HIS 441: Advanced Topics in American History

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Erik Loomis

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  • Assistant Professor and Acting Director of Graduate Studies
  • Tucker House, Rm 203
  • Phone: 401.874.4078
  • Email: eloomis@uri.edu

Research

  • labor and environmental history of the United States
  • global capitalism
  • U.S. West

Education

Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2008
M.A., University of Tennessee, 1999
B.A., University of Oregon, 1996

Publications

Books

Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests
Cambridge University Press, March 2016

Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe
The New Press, June 2015

No Retreat, No Surrender: American History in Ten Strikes
Under contract with The New Press

Soil and Steel: The New Deal Roots of Labor-Environmental Coalitions Book in progress

Articles

“When Loggers Were Green: Lumber, Labor, and Conservation, 1937-48”
Western Historical Quarterly, November 2015

“Reforestation Cooperatives and Countercultural Work in Northwestern Forests, 1970-1985”
Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Winter 2015

“High Winds and Sun: Southeastern Colorado and the Dust Bowl”
Colorado Heritage, September/October 2013, 16-19.

“Preserving Nature to Preserve the Republic: Laurens Bolles, New Mexico’s Cold War Conservationist,”
New Mexico Historical Review 88, no.3 (Winter 2013): 41-64.

“Lives Under the Canopy: Spotted Owls and Loggers in Western Forests,” with Ryan H. Edgington.
Natural Resources Journal 52, no.1 (Spring 2012): 99-134.

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