Colonial Burma was once a major center of world petroleum production in the early 20th Century. A notable group in the oilfields of Burma was the working-class American oil drillers, most of whom with ties to the oil regions of western Pennsylvania.
This article historicizes the rise of the Texas wind industry using the 2010 construction of the Roscoe Wind Farm in West Texas as a case study.
At the same time that urban American hearths and kitchens became dependent upon coal, proscriptive accounts of gendered domesticity grew in popularity. Buying coal was a man’s world, full of sharp dealings, underhanded sellers, and cutthroat competition.
This article explores a short-lived but major natural gas boom in the area of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. The discovery and exploitation of natural gas resources often displays a boom and bust cycle characterized by a rush of investment and production followed by resource exhaustion and falling pr
Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, The Shock of the Anthropocene (London, New York: Verso, 2017) Translator, David Fernbach
Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil (London: Verso, 2011)