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Idaho State University
Kevin Marsh

Kevin Marsh

Professor - Twentieth-Century U.S. History; environmental history; Editor of Idaho Yesterdays

Office: LA 334


Dr. Marsh’s complete CV

Research Interests

Debates over public resources in the American West, especially groundwater development in the American West and on urban water management in Idaho.


Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest. Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books (series editor William Cronon). Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2007.

Idaho: The Heroic Journey, co-authored with Katherine Aiken and Laura Woodworth-Ney. (Boise: Idaho State Historical Society, 2006).

Articles and Book Chapters               

“Crossing Divides: An Environmental History of Idaho.” In Idaho's Place: Rethinking the Gem State's Past, edited by Adam M. Sowards, 44-72. Seattle: University of Washington Press and Moscow, ID: Institute for Pacific Northwest Studies, 2014.

“Rooting for the Home Team, Wherever Home Might Be: Community and Identity in Sports.” Idaho Humanities, Fall 2014.

“‘Save French Pete’: Evolution of Wilderness Protests in Oregon.” In Natural Protests: Essays on the History of American Environmentalism, eds. Michael Egan and Jeff Crane, 223-44. New York: Routledge, 2009.    

“The Ups and Downs of Mountain Life: Historical Patterns of Adaptation in the Cascade Mountains,”     Western Historical Quarterly 25, no. 2 (Summer 2004): 193-213.                    

“‘This is Just the First Round': Designating Wilderness in the Oregon Cascades, 1950-1964.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 103, no. 2 (Summer 2002): 210-233.


Dr. Marsh has twice been awarded for ISU Outstanding Public Service.

Courses Taught                           

HIST 1118 U.S. History and Culture                   
HIST 3309 Modern United States
HIST 4423 Idaho History                   
HIST 4427 North American West
HIST 4432 U.S. Environmental History
HIST 6610 Proseminar - Environment & Society