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Branden Adams

Branden Adams

United States
Dissertation Topic: 
Bituminous Coal in late 19th-Century America

B.A. in History from Harvard University

Branden Adams is a PhD candidate studying United States History. He focuses on the history of energy, political economy, and race. His dissertation examines how late 19th century Americans used coal and what they thought coal contributed to their economy. He is also interested in the history of policing and its relationship to the development of the American state.


  • "Cap and Trade," interview with Anna Tsing, The New Inquiry, February 12, 2016
  • "Fossil Fools," Review of Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America by Christopher P. Jones, The New Inquiry, August 31, 2015