"The invitation to write it forced me into new areas--namely, the pre-Civil War period and east of the Missouri River. This was written before my sabbatical, but it raised a topic that became a major focus while I was on leave: the origins of the Corn Belt and the feedlot. That work resulted in a more critical political-economic piece that is in final review at Journal of Peasant Studies."
Professor Nathan Sayre has contributed to the open access book, Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, which is out today! His chapter is called, "A History of North American Rangelands."