Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Your Round-Up of News, Discussions, Resources, and More
for the week of November 24 - December 1, 2016

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Hartman Center Travel Grants & Fellowships

The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of three grants for research travel to our collections: the Alvin Achenbaum travel grant, FOARE Fellowship for Outdoor Advertising Research, and the John Furr Fellowship for research in the J. Walter Thompson Co. Archives.

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

Holiday, Festival, and Celebration editors and contributors sought

H-Net is starting a new network on the study of holidays, festivals and festivity, and celebrations. The broad scope will encompass festivals representing a range of emotional stripes, from holiday celebrations to festivals of memorialization, protest marches, local and regional commemorations, historic reenactments, and on and on. The network will be multi-disciplinary and international in scope and will make full use of H-Net’s platform and position as an online, open access publisher. 

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Recent Items For Scholars

Query: The Punt Gun

Bernie,

There is a brief discussion of the origin and the extreme killing power of punt guns in Leading Cases in the Common Law by A.W. Brian Simpson, Oxford U. Press, 1996. Pgs 48-49. Brutal by themselves but these cannons were capable of decimating an entire flock of 500 birds when punters aligned their boats side-by-side and shot simultaneously.

A few good photos of the monsters in http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/punt-gun-1910-1920/

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Joy Haslam Calico
Reviewer: 
Mark Berry

Berry on Calico, 'Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe'


Joy Haslam Calico. Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. 272 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28186-8.

Reviewed by Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Published on H-German (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Andrew J. Torget
Reviewer: 
Michael Dickinson

Dickinson on Torget, 'Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850'


Andrew J. Torget. Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 368 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2424-2.

Reviewed by Michael Dickinson (University of Delaware)
Published on H-Afro-Am (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Richard M. Mares

Author: 
Margarette Lincoln
Reviewer: 
Michael F. Dove

Dove on Lincoln, 'British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730'


Margarette Lincoln. British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014. 294 pp. $118.70 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4724-2994-0.

Reviewed by Michael F. Dove (Western University)
Published on H-Albion (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

Changing Trajectories

Author: 
Kenneth J. Ruoff
Reviewer: 
Daniel Curzon

Curzon on Ruoff, 'Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary'


Kenneth J. Ruoff. Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. Illustrations. xv + 236 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4866-9; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7978-6.

Author: 
Wendy Hamand Venet
Reviewer: 
Rebecca E. Powell

Powell on Venet, 'A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta'


Wendy Hamand Venet. A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Illustrations. x + 280 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-19216-2.

Reviewed by Rebecca E. Powell (Auburn University)
Published on H-War (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Geoffrey L. Rossano, Thomas Wildenberg
Reviewer: 
Laurence M. Burke

Burke on Rossano and Wildenberg, 'Striking the Hornets' Nest: Naval Aviation and the Origins of Strategic Bombing in World War I'


Geoffrey L. Rossano, Thomas Wildenberg. Striking the Hornets' Nest: Naval Aviation and the Origins of Strategic Bombing in World War I. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2015. 304 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-390-4.

Reviewed by Laurence M. Burke (U.S. Naval Academy)
Published on H-War (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Yuko Kawato
Reviewer: 
Jun Suk Hyun

Hyun on Kawato, 'Protests against U.S. Military Base Policy in Asia: Persuasion and Its Limits in Base Politics'


Yuko Kawato. Protests against U.S. Military Base Policy in Asia: Persuasion and Its Limits in Base Politics. Studies in Asian Security Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 248 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9416-9.

Reviewed by Jun Suk Hyun (University of Georgia)
Published on H-War (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Brian C. Etheridge
Reviewer: 
Tobias Hof

Hof on Etheridge, 'Enemies to Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory'


Brian C. Etheridge. Enemies to Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory. Studies in Conflict Diplomacy Peace Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. Illustrations. 366 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6640-7.

Reviewed by Tobias Hof (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez, Lorenzo Delgado Gómez-Escalonilla, Nicholas J. Cull, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jessica C.E. Gienow-Hecht

Gienow-Hecht and Viktorin on Jimenez and Gómez-Escalonilla and Cull, 'US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain: Selling Democracy?'


Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez, Lorenzo Delgado Gómez-Escalonilla, Nicholas J. Cull, eds. US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain: Selling Democracy? New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. xi + 237 pp. $109.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-46144-5.

Reviewed by Jessica C.E. Gienow-Hecht (Freie Universität Berlin) and Carolin Viktorin (Freie Universität)
Published on H-Diplo (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Coralynn V. Davis
Reviewer: 
Jessica V. Birkenholtz

Birkenholtz on Davis, 'Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border'


Coralynn V. Davis. Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 272 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03842-6.

Reviewed by Jessica V. Birkenholtz (University of Illinois)
Published on H-Asia (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Maithili Stories

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