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Nancy C. Unger
Education Ph.D. University of Southern California, 1985
M.A. University of Southern California, 1981
B.A. Gonzaga University, 1978
Books Under Contract
A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Wiley-Blackwell), Co-edited with Chirstopher McKnight Nichols.
With Marie Bolton, “‘Mother Nature is Getting Angrier’: Turning Sacred Navajo Land into a Toxic Environment,” Environmental Crisis and Human Costs Ufuk Özdağ and François Gavillon, eds. (Colección Benjamin Franklin. Alcala de Henares, Madrid: Universidad de Alcalá, 2015): 31-45.
"Women and Gender: Useful Categories of Analysis in Environmental History," Oxford Handbook of Environmental History, Andrew Isenberg, ed., (Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 600-643.
Co-authored with Marie Bolton, "Hope and Disappointment: San Francisco Housing Reconstruction after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire" in Sophie Vallas, ed., San Francisco: 'A L'ouest D'Eden (Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2012), 57-68.
“The Role of Nature in Lesbian Alternative Environments in the United States : From Jook Joints to Sisterspace,” Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Biopolitics, and Desire, edited by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson, University of Indiana Press, 2010, pp. 173-198.
With Marie Bolton, “ Rivers of Republic, Rivers of Empire: The Transformation of a Young Soldier, 1892-1893,” Mickaél Augeron and Robert DuPlessis eds., Fleuves, Rivières et Colonies. La France et ses Empires (XVIIe-Xxe siècle). Waterways and Colonies. France and its Empires (17th-20th centuries), Paris: Les Indes Savantes, 2010, pp. 340-50.
"Teaching 'Straight' Gay and Lesbian History," In Teaching American History: Essays Adapted from the Journal of American History, 2001-2007. Edited by Gary J. Kornbluth and Carol Lasser. Bedford/ St. Martins, 2009, pp. 247-55. access the chapter on line
"Gendered Approaches to Environmental Justice: An Historical Sampling," In Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Justice. Edited by Sylvia Washington. Rowman and Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2006, pp. 17-34.
"'When Women Condemn the Whole Race': Belle Case La Follette Attacks the Color Line." In Women in Print, edited by James P. Danky and Wayne Wiegand. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, pp. 281-296.
"The Two Worlds of Belle Case LaFollette." In Women's Wisconsin: From Native Matriarchies to the New Millenium, edited by Genevieve McBride, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2005, pp. 282-89. (Anthologized 1999-2000 peer-reviewed article)
With Marie Bolton. "The Case for Cautious Optimism: California Environmental Propositions in the Late Twentieth Century." In La Californie: Periphere ou Laboratoire?, edited by Annick Foucrier and Aontine Coppolani, Paris: L'Harmaltan, 2004, pp. 81-102.
"Women, Sexuality, and Environmental Justice in American History." In New Perspectives on environmental Justice: Gender, Sexuality, and Activism, edited by Rachel Stein. Rutgers University Press, 2004, pp. 45-60.
With J. Michael Butler. "The Victims." In The Holocaust: History in Dispute, St. James Press/The Gale Group, 2003, pp. 242-51.
With Marie Bolton. "Pollution, Refineries, and People: Environmental Justice in Contra Costa County, California, 1980." In The Modern Demon: Pollution in Urban and Industrial Societies. France: University of Clermont Press, 2002, pp. 425-37.
"Wisconsin's League Against Nuclear Dangers: The Power of Informed Citizenship," Wisconsin Magazine of History 96, no. 2 (Winter 2012-2013): 42-53. (access this article on line)
“La Follette’s Autobiography: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Glorious,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 10, no. 3 (July 2011): 354-61.
With Marie Bolton, “Housing Reconstruction After the Catastrophe: The Failed Promise of San Francisco’s 1906 ‘Earthquake Cottages,’” Annales de Demographie Historique no. 2 (2010): 217-40.
"Women for a Peaceful Christmas: Wisconsin Homemakers Seek to Remake American Culture,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 93, no. 2 (Winter 2009-2010): 2-15. (access this article online)
"The Role of Gender In Environmental History," Environmental Justice. I, no. 3 (September 2008): 115-120.
"Teaching 'Straight' Gay and Lesbian History." Journal of American History 93 (March 2007): 1192-99. [Electronic Journal, access the article online.]
"The We Say What We Think Club: Rural Wisconsin Women and the Development of Environmental Ethics," Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol. 90, No. 1 (Autumn, 2006): 16-27. (Cover feature) Honorable mention, 2006 Alice Hamilton Prize of the American Society for Environmental History. (access this article online)
Guest co-editor (with Bob Lentz), special issue of Clio's Psyche: "The Voice/Personal Experience and Psychology of Women at Work and in Modern Life." Contributions include the articles "Women in Society: Changes and Challenges" and "The Beauty Myth: Young Women and the Culture of Appearance." March 2005.
"How did Belle La Follette Resist Racial Segregation in Washington D.C.,1913-1914?" Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1775-2000. Edited by Kathryn Sklar and Thomas Dublin. New York: Alexander Street Press, 2004. [Electronic journal at http://www.alexanderstreet6.com/wasm/index.html
"'I Went to Learn,' Meanings of the European Tour of Senator Robert M. La Follette, 1923." Mid-America Vol. 84, no. 1-3, Winter/summer/fall 2002: 5-25.
"The Two Worlds of Belle La Follette." Wisconsin Magazine of History Vol. 83, no. 2, (Winter 1999-2000): 82-110. (Cover feature) (access this article online)
"The Burden of a Great Name: Robert M. La Follette, Jr." The Psychohistory Review Vol 23, no. 2 (Winter 1995): 167-91.
"The 'Political Suicide' of Robert M. La Follette: Public Disaster, Private Catharsis." The Psychohistory Review Vol 21, no. 2 (Winter 1993): 187-220.
U.S. Progressive Era/The Making of Modern America
Presentations Available Online
Articles for FightingBob.com
Board of Editors: Environmental Justice