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Catherine McNeur interviewed on the Urban History Association's blog
Author: Urban History Association — LaDale Winling
Posted: August 26, 2014

Catherine McNeur was interviewed on the Urban History Association's (UHA) blog by LaDale Winling, assistant professor of history at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 

The UHA blog is beginning a series on the Urban History Association’s past award winners, the process of creating the work and, in the case of the dissertation prize, turning it into a book.

The first subject is Catherine McNeur, an assistant professor of environmental and public history at Portland State University. Her Yale dissertation won the UHA prize in 2012 and it is coming out as a book this fall with Harvard University Press. Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City  is available through Amazon, HUP, and Portland institution Powell’s Books.)

Read the full interview on the UHA blog.  To learn more about her teaching and research, visit