Stephen Mosley. Common Ground: Integrating Social and Environmental History.

Journal of Social History, Vol. 39, No. 3, [Special Issue on the Future of Social History] (Spring, 2006), pp. 915-933.

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Mosley in this reading brings us back to the consensus view, reaffirming social value and local environment history. The alignment between social or labour historians and environmentalism is explained in this reading, and helps to illuminate better the consensus view that Taksa casts a more critical eye upon. In the latter half of the paper Mosely sets out points for a common ground. Although little is said about the local sub-genre the themes here in national and global environmental history are very relevant. The critical reader will also detect the difficulties and shortcomings for local history in each of the points that Mosley explores.

Mosley in this reading brings us back to the consensus view, reaffirming social value and local environment history. The alignment between social or labour historians and environmentalism is explained in this reading, and helps to illuminate better the consensus view that Taksa casts a more critical eye upon. In the latter half of the paper Mosely sets out points for a common ground. Although little is said about the local sub-genre the themes here in national and global environmental history are very relevant. The critical reader will also detect the difficulties and shortcomings for local history in each of the points that Mosley explores.

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Neville Buch

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He is a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch is the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and is a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He is a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch is the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and is a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.
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