514-848-2424, ex. 5089
HIST 251/2 Section AA:
History of the United States to the Civil War Era
HIST 353/4 Section A:
Colonial America and the Atlantic World
HIST 498E/4 Section AA:
The Seven Years' War: A Global History
(cross-listed with HIST 670E/870E)
BA University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Zilberstein's dissertation, "Planting Improvement: The Rhetoric and Practice of Scientific Agriculture in Northern British America, 1670-1820," explored the relationship between land-use practices the construction of scientific expertise, and the ideology of settler colonization in early New England and Nova Scotia and the Atlantic world. She is currently revising "Planting Improvement" and further researching such issues as the connection between landscape improvement and moral uplift, the relationship between chorographic surveys and regionalism, and early modern ideas about cold climates and the global North. Her broad research and teaching interests include the British empire, early North America, environmental and agrarian history, the history of natural history, historical geography, and food cultures.
"Nature and Nation: Recent Books in Canadian Environmental History," Journal of Canadian Studies (Fall 2008).
"Objects of Distant Exchange: The Northwest Coast, Early America, and the Global Imagination," The William and Mary Quarterly (July 2007).