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Chad Montrie

Chad Montrie
Chad MontrieProfessor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentHistory
  • Phone(978) 934-4275
  • Emailchad_montrie@uml.edu

Research Interests

U.S. Environmental, Labor, & Women's History

Education

  • Ph D: History, (2001), Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: "To Save the Land and People: A History of Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia"
  • MA: History, (1997), Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: ""Rethinking Municipal Housekeeping: Hull-House Women and Sanitation Reform in Chicago, 1889-1913"
  • BA: History, (1994), University of Louisville - Louisville, KY
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: "Paths to Reform: Confronting the Garbage Crisis in American Cities, 1865-1915"

Publications

  • Montrie, C. (2014) "Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition," ORGANIZATION AMER HISTORIANS 112 N BRYAN ST, BLOOMINGTON, IN 47408 USA
  • Montrie, C. (2014) "Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition," Journal of American History 101:2 pp. 549
  • Montrie, C. (2013) "Mark Fiege. The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States. James Morton Turner. The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964.," The American Historical Review 118:4 pp. 1141–1144
  • Montrie, C. (2013) "Mark Fiege. The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States. James Morton Turner. The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964.," American Historical Review 118:4 pp. 1141
  • Montrie, C. (2013) "The Poco Field: An American Story of Place.," Journal of Southern History 79:3 pp. 764 - 766
  • Montrie, C. (2013) "The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964," OXFORD UNIV PRESS GREAT CLARENDON ST, OXFORD OX2 6DP, ENGLAND
  • Montrie, C. (2011) "A People's History of Environmentalism in the United States,"
  • Montrie, C. (2011) "Citizen Environmentalist.," Journal of American History 97:4
  • Montrie, C. (2011) "Framing the World: Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film," Environmental History 16:3
  • Montrie, C. (2010) "Making a Living: Work and Environment in the United States," Environment and History 16: pp. 371-375
  • Montrie, C., Parks, L., Trust, C. (2010) "River Cycle: The Concord in Lowell,"
  • Montrie, C. (2009) "Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War," American Historical Review 114:3
  • Montrie, C. (2009) "Making a Living: Work and Environment in the United States," pp. 192
  • Montrie, C. (2009) "Thomas G. Andrews. Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2008. Pp. x, 386. $29.95," The American Historical Review 114:3 pp. 772-773
  • Montrie, C. (2008) "Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal on Southern West Virginia Communities, 1970-2004 (review)," West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies 2:2 pp. 125-127
  • Montrie, C. (2008) "Making a living: work and environment in the United States,"
  • Montrie, C. (2008) "Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement," Journal of American History 95:1
  • Montrie, C. (2007) "Continuity in the Midst of Change: Work and Environment for West Virginia Mountaineers," West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies 1:1 pp. 1-22
  • Montrie, C. (2007) "Serendipity and strip mining," Appalachian Journal 34:3-4
  • Egan, D., Gray, V., Kaufman, W., Montrie, C. (2006) "The role of the humanities and social sciences in education for sustainable development," Inside and Out: Universities and Education for Sustainable Development pp. 63-78
  • Montrie, C. (2005) ""Men alone cannot settle a country" - Domesticating nature in the Kansas-Nebraska grasslands," Great Plains Quarterly 25:4
  • Montrie, C. (2005) "From dairy farms to housing tracts: Environment and race in the making of a Memphis suburb," Journal of Urban History 31:2 pp. 219-240
  • Montrie, C. (2004) ""I think less of the factory than of my native dell" Labor, nature, and the Lowell "Mill girls"," Environmental History 9:2 pp. 275-295
  • Montrie, C. (2004) "A strike like no other strike: Law and resistance during the Pittston coal strike of 1989-1990.," Journal of Southern History 70:2
  • Montrie, C. (2004) "Coal: A human history.," Environmental History 9:1
  • Montrie, C. (2004) "I Think Less of the Factory Than of My Native Dell’: Labor, Nature, and the Lowell ‘Mill Girls," Environmental History 9:2 pp. 275-295
  • Montrie, C. (2004) "Labor's story in the United States," Labor History 45:4
  • Montrie, C. (2004) "Mount Mitchell and the black Mountains: An environmental history of the highest peaks in Eastern America.," Journal of American History 90:4
  • Montrie, C. (2004) "Steven High—Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America's Rust Belt, 1969-1984," Left History 9:2
  • Montrie, C. (2003) "Book Review Essay: The Ambiguity of Doing Good; or, Making Change in Appalachia," 9: pp. 230–237
  • Montrie, C. (2003) "Kenneth Warren—Waste, Wealth, and Alienation: Growth and Decline in the Connellsville Coke Industry," Left History 8:2
  • Montrie, C. (2003) "On the border: An environmental history of San Antonio.," Environmental History 8:2
  • Montrie, C. (2003) "Reflections in Bullough's Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New England. By Diana Muir. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2000. Pp. 324. $15.95, paper," The Journal of Economic History 63:02 pp. 607-608
  • Montrie, C. (2003) "To Save the Land and People,"
  • Montrie, C. (2000) "Expedient Environmentalism: Opposition to Coal Surface Mining in Appalachia and the United Mine Workers of America, 1945-1975," Environmental History pp. 75-98
  • Montrie, C. (2000) "Where There Are Mountains: An Environmental History of the Southern Appalachians. By Donald Edward Davis. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000. xvi+ 320 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $40.00," Environmental History 5:4 pp. 568-569

Presentations

  • Two Countries, One Struggle: Opposition to Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia and Northern Colombia - Appalachia Studies Association Conference, 2012
  • Before Rachel Carson: Workers and the Origins of Environmentalism in the United States, 2012 - Orono, Maine
  • Ecosystems, Farms, and Environment - Appalachian Studies Association Conference, 2011
  • Confronting Environmental Mythology, Making a New Environmental Movement - Book Talk, University of Kentucky and Bioneers Conference Lecture, 2011 - Louisville, KY
  • Built Upon Sand and Sea: The Impact of Shifts in Economic Activity on Fragile Coastlines - European Society for Environmental History Conference, 2011
  • Industry and Environment on the Lower Concord River, 1790-1890, 2011 - North Billerica, Massachusetts
  • Before Rachel Carson: Workers and the Origins of Environmentalism in the United States - Professional Development Program, 2011 - Lowell, Massachuestts
  • Contesting Capitalism: Workers, Occupational Health, and Environmental Decline in Twentieth Century America - Social Science History Association Conference, 2011
  • Green Work for Relief and Recovery: The New DealÕs Civilian Conservation Corps, 2009 - Andover, Massachusetts
  • From the Ground Up: Rethinking Environmentalism, Past and Present - Justice in Action Conference, 2009
  • Farm to Factory: Migration and the Making of Modern Environmental Consciousness - New England American Studies Association Conference, 2009
  • The Fight Against Mountain Top Removal, 2009 - Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • The Concord River Greenway - ÒCity and EnvironmentÓ (Marie Frank), 2009 - Lowell, MA
  • Environmentalism: Past, Present, and Future - State of Affairs, April 2009
  • Landscapes Lost, Meanings Found: Lowell OperativesÕ Changing Views of Nature - Boston Environmental History Seminar Series, 2008
  • Documentary Filmmaking: History and Practice, 2008 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • History as Usable Past - ÒHistorical MethodsÓ (Johnathan Liebowitz), 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • ÒHistory of Documentary FilmÓ and ÒHistory of Rock and RollÓ, 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • Reducing Your Carbon Footprint - ÒIntroduction to Environmental StudiesÓ (Vanessa Gray), 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • Politics and Documentary Film, 1970s-1980s - ÒPolitics and FilmÓ (Jeffrey Gerson), 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • ÒThe U.S. Constitution: Context and ContentÓ and ÒThe Evolution of the Bill of RightsÓ, 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • ÒWomanÕs Suffrage, WomenÕs RightsÓ, 2008 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Workers and the Environmental Movement - Safety Net, August 2008
  • Michigan Autoworkers and the Rise of Modern Environmentalism - European Society for Environmental History Conference, 2007
  • Home Movie Archive - Integration of Teaching, Service, and Research Conversation Dinner, 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Labor, Nature, and Industrial Change in New England, 2007
  • Landscapes Lost, Meanings Found: Lowell OperativesÕ Changing Views of Nature - Lowell Historical Society Annual Meeting, 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Mill Girls and Immigrants, 2007 - Medford, MA
  • Home Movie Archive - Northeast Regional Computing Conference, 2007 - Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Landscapes Lost, Meanings Found: Lowell OperativesÕ Changing Views of Nature - Staff Development Meeting, 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • U.S. Constitution: The Meaning of Equality, Natural Rights, and the Rule of Law, 2007 - Medford, MA
  • Building the Home Movie Archive - University of Massachusetts Instructional Technology Conference, 2007
  • Women and the New England Textile Industry, 2007 - Medford, MA
  • Interview, ÒSupreme Court Decision on EPA Regulatory AuthorityÓ, April 2007
  • The Roots of Environmental Justice - American Historical Association Conference, 2006
  • - Mountain Justice Film Festival, 2006
  • A Decent, Wholesome Living Environment for Everyone: The UAW and Modern Environmentalism - North American Labor History Conference, 2006
  • Ecological Revolutions? - Staff Development Meeting, 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Work, Culture, and Environment - ÒEnvironmental PhilosophyÓ (Whitley Kaufman), 2006
  • Interview, ÒTeaching, Politics, and Balance at UMLÓ, March 2006
  • Degrees of Separation: Nature and the Shift from Farmer to Miner to Factory Hand - Appalachian Studies Association Conference, 2005
  • Fighting Back at Work - Common Text Film Series, 2005
  • The Concord River Greenway History Project - Learning in Retirement Association, 2005
  • Coal Industry Games - Mountain Justice Summer Campaign, 2005 - Naoma, West Virginia
  • - Natural Rights Ð Revolutions, Constitutions, and Legacy, 2005 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • The Concord River in Lowell: From Fishing Site to Sewer Basin to Greenway Stream - Parker Lecture Series, 2005
  • Environmental History of Industrial Development - Science, Technology, and Engineering and the Sustainable Planet Institute, Tsongas Industrial History Center, 2005 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Interview, ÒConcord River History,Ó, October 2005
  • Roundtable Discussion, ÒBill of Rights,Ó, July 2005
  • - American Labor History Ð Drawing Lessons from the Past for TodayÕs Battles, April 2005 - Lowell, MA
  • Roundtable Discussion, ÒU.S. Presidents,Ó, February 2005
  • ÒDecember 24-25, 2004,Ó ÒRuth Thomas,Ó and ÒFudo Myoo: The Immovable One,Ó - The Offering, January 2005
  • Arguments, Tactics, and Context: The Changing Struggle Against Strip Mining in Appalachia - Ohio River Festival of Books, 2004 - Huntington, West Virginia
  • Realistic Regulation: How the Coal Industry Stopped the Abolition of Strip Mining - Organization of American Historians Conference, 2004
  • Roundtable Discussion, ÒThe Second Presidential Campaign Debate,Ó, October 2004
  • Interview, ÒHistory, Protest, and the Democratic National Convention,Ó, July 2004
  • Roundtable Discussion ÒFarenheit 9/11,Ó, June 2004
  • Roundtable on Environmental History and the Appalachian South - American Society for Environmental History Conference, 2003
  • Vollintine-Evergreen: An Environmental Case Study - Campus-Community Partnership Symposium, Associated Colleges of the South Meeting, 2003
  • Education for Sustainable Development: The Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences - Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment Education for Sustainability Conference, 2003
  • - Individualism, Industrialization, and Impacts on the Environment Ð Teaching the American Industrial Revolution for Middle School Teachers, 2003 - Lowell, MA
  • Critical Thinking and Rock & Roll - Orientation Program, 2003
  • Advice to History Majors - Strategies for Success Program, 2003
  • Changing Land Use in the United States, 2002 - Memphis, Tennessee
  • Protecting Property: The Fight Against Strip Mining in Eastern Kentucky - Social Science History Association Conference, 2002
  • Making Connections: Environmental Problems and Economic Injustice - 14th Conference Against Hunger and Homelessness, 2001 - Memphis, Tennessee
  • History Lessons: Is There Anything to Learn from Past Opposition to Coal Surface Mining? - American Society for Environmental History Conference, 2001
  • Our Country Would Be Better Fit for Farming: Ohio FarmersÕ Opposition to Strip Mining - American Society for Environmental History Conference, 2000
  • People Got to Worry About Their Jobs and Their Homes: The United Mine Workers and Opposition to Coal Surface Mining in Appalachia - Appalachian Studies Association Conference, 1999
  • Rethinking Municipal Housekeeping: Hull House Women and Sanitation Reform in Chicago, 1889-1913 - American Society for Environmental History Conference, 1997

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

  • Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance and Dogs (MSPCA-Angell)

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution (2012), Grant -
    Montrie, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution (2012), Grant -
    Montrie, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Inventing America: Lowell and The Industrial Revolution (2011), Grant -
    Montrie, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Inventing America: Lowell and The Industrial Revolution (2011), Grant -
    Montrie, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Nature of Dogs (now Tough Love), documentary film seed grant (2010), - University Research and Scholarship Council
    Montrie, C.
  • Creative Economy Grant (2008), Grant - University of Massachusetts PresidentÍs Office
    Montrie, C.
  • Creative Economy Grant (2008), Grant - University of Massachusetts PresidentÍs Office
    Montrie, C.
  • ñPreparatory Work for Lower Concord River Documentary Filmî (2007), - University Research and Scholarship Council Seed Funding Program
    Montrie, C.
  • ñBuilding the Home Movie Archive,î Explorations in Teaching and Learning Grant (2006), -
    Montrie, C.
  • Scholarly Research Forum Seed Grant (2006), Grant -
    Montrie, C.
  • Scholar in the City (2005), Grant - Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, Lowell National Historical Park
    Montrie, C.
  • Social and Environmental History of Great Brook Farm State Park Site, Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Seed Grant (2004), Grant -
    Montrie, C.
  • ñConcord River Greenway Historyî Grant (2004), Grant - Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Massachusetts Foundation of the Humanities
    Montrie, C.
  • ñDeveloping a Home Movie Archive,î Council on Diversity and Pluralism Seed Grant (2004), Grant -
    Montrie, C.
  • Joseph P. Healey Seed Grant (2004), Grant -
    Montrie, C.
  • Associated Colleges of the South Campus-Community Partnership Grant (2002), Grant -
    Montrie, C.