PhD, UC Davis
Robert Chester has been trained as an environmental historian of the United States with a special emphasis on the American West, his current book project, Comstock Creations: An Environmental History of America's Largest Silver Strike, 1859-1880, situates the emergence of corporate capitalism, technological innovation, occupational hazards, and debates over public resources in the environmental and social context of California and Nevada during and after the Civil War. Professor Chester enjoys engaging students in discussions about how environmental forces shape key historical events, as well as the many ways that popular culture continues to shape and distort how people view the past. Professor Chester also has published on the role of food and identity in environmental history and hopes to pursue further research on this topic in the future.
|Summer 2013||7B||The United States Since the Civil War- Session D (Jul 8- Aug 16)||7B Summer 2013-1.pdf|
|Summer 2013||127AC||California- Session D (Jul 8- Aug 16)||127AC Syllabus 2013.pdf|
|Fall 2013||120AC||American Environmental and Cultural History.|
|Summer 2012||122AC||Antebellum America||Chester 122AC Summer 2012.pdf|