Mast Trade to Modern Times: Markets and Resiliency in the New England Logging Industry
McBride Professor of History, University of Maine
Richard’s primary field of interest is U.S. environmental history, particulary in New England. He received a Ph.D from the University of California Irvine in 1979 and first came to Maine in 1980 as a postdoctoral fellow. He returned to California in 1981 and worked for the next three years as an assistant/associate editor for the Journal of Forest History (later merged with Environmental History). Since joining the University of Maine’s History Department in 1984, he has taught a series of courses concentrated in nineteenth and twentieth century America, including urban history, economic/industrial history, environmental history, and Maine History. At the graduate level, he leads seminars in U.S. history since 1865 and in U.S. environmental history. He also edits the Maine Historical Society’s quarterly journal, Maine History, and in conjunction with its publication he offers a graduate practicum in editing and producing an historical journal.