Ann Norton Greene

Teaching Faculty
Adj Assistant Professor
Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed., Lehigh University
B.A., Brown University
Contact Information
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391 Claudia Cohen Hall
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Teaching Fields: 

Environmental history, technological history, Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Recent Courses:
Introduction to Environmental History
Animals in Science, Medicine and Technology (FALL 2014, see syllabus pdf below)
Energy in American History (Spring 2015)
Gilded Age and Progressive Era 1865-1930
Nature's Nation: United States Environmental History
Politics and Technology in Gilded Age America

Research Interests: 

Technological change, energy transitions, mobility, obsolesence; environmental and envirotechnical history, animal history

Selected Publications: 

Horses At Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America (Harvard University Press, 2008). Winner of 2009 Pioneer America Society Fred B. Kniffen Award for best book; reviewed in the New York Times Book Review, 30 November 2008

“War Horses: Equine Technology in the Civil War, ” in Industrializing Organisms: Introducing Evolutionary History.  Edited by Susan Schrepfer and Philip Scranton.  (Routledge, 2004)

‘The Now-Opprobrious Title of “Horse Doctor”: Veterinarians and Professional Identity in Nineteenth Century America,’ in Healing the Herds: Disease, Livestock Economies, and the Globalization of Veterinary Medicine. Edited by Karen Brown and Daniel Gilfoyle (Ohio University Press, 2010)

"Episcopalians in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era" in This Far by Faith: Tradition and Change in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.  Edited by David Contosta.  (Penn State Press, 2012)

"Wolves in the Wissahickon: Deer, Humans and the Problem of Ecology in an Urban Park" in Nature's Entrepot: Philadelphia's Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds.  Edited by Brian Black and Michael Chiarrupa (University of Pittsburgh, 2012)

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