Call for Contributors for reference volume on Mining and Petroleum Industries
The editors of The Industrial Revolution in America, a nine-volume series to be published by ABC-CLIO in 2005-06, are seeking contributors for the volume devoted to Mining and Petroleum (each volume focuses on a specific industry that played a significant historical role in the expansion of the United States into a major economic power).
Specifically, we are seeking qualified individuals to cover the following areas of the U.S. mining and petroleum industries during the 19th and early 20th centuries:
Innovations and Inventions Driving the Industry (8000 words)
Major Entrepreneurs and Companies in the Industry (12,000 words)
Societal Impact of the Industry (10,000 words)
Environmental Impact of the Industry (8,000 words)
Gilded Age Literature and Art Concerning the Industry (10,000 words)
Immigration's Impact on the Industry (10,000 words)
Assessment of the Industry's Current Status (10,000 words)
All chapters are intended for a general readership. Compensation is $650 (for 8,000-word chapters), $750 (for 10,000-word chapters), and $850 (for 12,000-word chapters). In addition, contributors will receive attribution in the volume and a copy of the book upon publication. The deadline for manuscript submission is May 1, 2005.
If you are interested in contributing, please forward a summary of your qualifications and an indication of your assignment preference. Contributor guidelines and sample entries will be provided to all writers. Thank you.
Editor, Industrial Revolution in America Series
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