The Left and Nationalism Monthly Series: “The Comintern and the Question of Race in the South American Andes” by Marc Becker

H-Nationalism is proud to publish here the fifth post of its “The Left and Nationalism Monthly Series”, which looks at the relationship between nationalism and left-wing movements and thinking in a multi-disciplinary perspective. Today’s contribution, by Professor Marc Becker (Truman State University), inquires into the role of race and nationalism in the working of the Comintern with regard to the South American Andes.


Re: What are the best pedagogical, most important, non-western primary sources to teach.

For those looking for "non-western" (here I mean non-European generated) written sources from the Americas, I offer Miguel Leon Portillo's collection _In the Language of Kings_ which contains pre-contact selections from both Nahua and Maya sources translated into English. The collection also contains items from conquest, colonial and modern literature from Nahuatl and Maya society (also translated into English).

H-SHGAPE Question of the Week: The Urban Landscape in Microcosm

Welcome to H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week! Each Wednesday, the list editors will ask a question about the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that we hope will provoke lively discussion. We encourage you to share your thoughts by typing in the "Post a Reply" box below the original post, or, if you're getting this by email, by clicking on the "Read More or Reply" link.

Re: QUERY: American Autobiographies

Dear Lynne, 

I'd recommend taking a look at Domingo Martinez, The Boy Kings of Texas (2013).  I'd think it would work well in an undergraduate course, and it speaks to both the experience of being an outsider and the banality of American life in general (or at least that's how I read it). 

Kind Regards. 

David Prior
Assistant Professor of History
University of New Mexico

Matt Davidson and research on Native Americans in Kentucky - part of a world economy

When we think of Kentucky, we rarely imagine its global connections today or in the past. However, we cannot ignore that here in the foothills of the great Allegheny Mountain ranges and an integral part of the Ohio Valley region, we were - and continue to be - a part of a worldwide network. We have evidence of this kind of interactivity that reaches back as far as the Late Fort Ancient (1400-1680 CE) in Greenup County. Finding themselves between several European colonies by the 17th century, many Native American peoples took advantage of the demand for trade in animal hides.

Re: Boy (and Girl) Scouts of America

To augment this, you might explore the history of the Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA), which has always been coed and inclusive since its founding in 2006 in the US. Currently the organization is wrestling with how to maintain its stance as "traditional" scouting based on Baden-Powell's original writings while also maintaining its mission to be coed at all levels, since of course B-P focused his efforts on boys, as well as taking to task the issues of cultural appropriation in the "Indian lore" etc.

Book Suggestions for Course Dev: Food in World History

Cynthia Ross

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Greetings! I am a world historian engaged in environmental history and, in a relatively recent turn, food history. I have the opportunity to develop two different courses for the Fall semester. Both courses will be about food in world history but structured differently at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


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