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Chad Montrie
Chad MontrieProfessor

Research Interests

U.S. Social and Environmental History

Biography

Chad Montrie is the author of four books, including To Save the Land and People: A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia (University of North Carolina Press, 2003) and The Myth of ‘Silent Spring’: Rethinking the Origins of American Environmentalism (University of California Press, 2018). He is currently working on a new book, Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota. An article based on this research, "'A Bigoted, Prejudiced, Hateful Little Area': The Making of an All-White Suburb in the Deep North," is forthcoming in the Journal of Urban History.

Montrie teaches courses on Historical Methods, Alcohol in American History, Food in American History, Radicalism in American History, US in the 1960s, The War in Vietnam, and Malcolm X. He is also preparing a new course, Race in the American North.