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Digging Deeper

KY Woman Suffrage

            Hi readers! After our break with routine due to the Kentucky History Education Conference last Thursday, this week we are back to our regularly scheduled programming. That means more research, and continuing to think about how best to get all of you involved with and engaged in the project. We have some exciting things in the works, and we can’t wait to share them with all of you!

Reading List Blog

Reading Lists

The editors of H-Grad are making some changes to our blogs!

First, to add clarity to the purpose of each of our blogs and more resources for subscribers to H-Grad, we created a new blog called "Reading Lists." This blog will contain sample reading lists for a variety of fields to help graduate students prepare for their comprehensive exams, historigraphical essays, or research projects. Existing reading lists posted under the "Resource Blog" will be relabeled as posts in this new "Reading Lists" blog.

Tania Darlington Reviews: Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016)

Popular Culture Reviews

It is difficult to pinpoint the intended audience for James Franco's reworking of Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?. Is it regular Lifetime viewers? Fans of B-movie vampire sex romps? Academics interested in the gender politics of horror? By remaking perhaps the most quintessential of all Lifetime offerings as a lesbian vampire horror melodrama complete with metatextual voiceovers about the functions of gender and sexuality in genre films, Franco attempts to accomplish too much and, as a consequence, actually accomplishes very little.

Publication: Jedidiah J. Kroncke, The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)

World Legal History Blog

Jedidiah J. Kroncke’s book The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) would be of interest to readers of this blog. Kroncke, currently Professor of Law at Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo, examines the historical role of US-China relations in the formation of modern American legal internationalism and the decline of American legal comparativism.


KY Woman Suffrage Hits the Road

KY Woman Suffrage

Hi everyone! After a brief break, the KY Woman Suffrage Blog is back, and ready to go. This week was an exciting time for the project, because we took our show on the road with a trip to the Kentucky History Education Conference. This meeting brought together history educators from around the state, which was perfect for our project. At our table, we were able to spread the word about our goals and the work that has been done so far.