Adam Rome

PhD

Adam Rome.

Adam Rome

PhD

Adam Rome

PhD

Research Areas

The history of environmental activism, business and the environment, sustainability, urban and suburban environments, environmental non-fiction.

Contact Information

609 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8665

Fax: (716) 645-6737

adamrome@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, History, University of Kansas, 1996
  • BA, History, Yale University, 1980

Recent Publications

  • The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation (New York: Hill and Wang, 2013).
  • The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001).
  • Hartmut Berghoff and Adam Rome, editors, Green Capitalism?  Business and the Environment in the Twentieth Century (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).
  • DuPont and the Limits of Corporate Environmentalism,” Business History Review 93 (Spring 2019), 75-99.
  • “Fashion Forward?  Reflections on the Environmental History of Style,” Environmental History 23 (July 2018): 545-566.
  • “Crude Reality,” Modern American History 1 (March 2018): 77-82.
  • “Frederick Law Olmsted and the Nature of Sustainable Communities,” Solutions 8 (March/April 2017).
  • “Sustainability: The Launch of Spaceship Earth,” Nature 527 (November 26, 2015), 443-445.

Courses Taught

  • Environmental History
  • Environmental Movements
  • Business and the Environment