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Eagle Glassheim's first book, Noble Nationalists: The Transformation of the Bohemian Aristocracy, was published by Harvard University Press in 2005. His most recent book, Cleansing the Czechoslovak Borderlands, was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2016. Ongoing research interests include the environmental history of the “Black Triangle,” an industrial and coal mining region spanning Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany; and the history of open-pit mining in the twentieth century.
Interview with Eagle Glassheim on Coal, Communism, and the Czechoslovak Borderlands.
Interview on Most: The Town that Moved.
Introduction to Cleansing the Czechoslovak Borderlands.
Glassheim reviews 'Mit unbestechlichem Blick ... Studien von Hans Lemberg zur Geschichte der bohmische Lander und der Tschechoslowakei' by Hans Lemberg.
In the 1970s, fundamental shifts in the global economic, social, and geo-political order surfaced, challenging the post-war prosperity and certainties of Europeans and North Americans. Some historians have called the 1970s a decade of crisis, others consider the decade a harbinger of crises and dilemmas to come (and still coming). This seminar examines the intertwined economic, ecological, and diplomatic challenges of the 1970s, as well as global, national, and local responses to those challenges. Our readings will focus on de-industrialization in North America and Europe, the energy crisis of 1973-74, the challenges of population growth for global cities, and the United Nations conferences that attempted to formulate global responses to these economic, social, and environmental challenges. The course will have a substantial research component, with each student expected to become an expert on a topic of their choice, using both primary and secondary sources to prepare a 15-20 page research paper.