Pulitzer Finalist at Brooklyn College
Monday, May 9th, 2011
Brooklyn College Professor’s book is a Pulitzer prize finalist:
On April 18, the odds were in his favor when the board shortlisted Rawson’s book, calling it “an impressive selection of case studies that reveal how Boston helped shape the remarkable growth of American cities in the 19th century.” Since then, Rawson has received further acclaim, becoming one of three recipients of the Feliks Gross Endowment Award for Outstanding Research from the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences and a finalist for the Julia Ward Howe Book Award by the Boston Authors Club.
Environmental history is a relatively new field that developed alongside growing environmental concerns. For historians, it is a way to examine the past by investigating how natural surroundings affected historical events.
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