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CFP: Refugees and the (Global) Cold War (29-30 October 2021, Freie Universität, Berlin)

This international workshop will bring together established and emerging scholars to chart the intersection between refugee history and Cold War history. The most well-known connection between these two fields is the figure of the political refugee fleeing from the socialist East to the democratic West. As recent research in both areas has highlighted, however, forced displacement and Cold War competition were global phenomena.

Author: 
Nancy Shoemaker
Reviewer: 
Edward D. Melillo

Melillo on Shoemaker, 'Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji'

Nancy Shoemaker. Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji. The United States in the World Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 352 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-4034-3

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Author: 
Nancy Shoemaker
Reviewer: 
Edward D. Melillo

Melillo on Shoemaker, 'Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji'

Nancy Shoemaker. Pursuing Respect in the Cannibal Isles: Americans in Nineteenth-Century Fiji. The United States in the World Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 352 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-4034-3

Author: 
Heather Marie Stur
Reviewer: 
Jessica M. Frazier

Frazier on Stur, 'Saigon at War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties'

Heather Marie Stur. Saigon at War: South Vietnam and the Global Sixties. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 292 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-61411-2.

Reviewed by Jessica M. Frazier (University of Rhode Island) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Martyn Jolly, Elisa DeCourcy, eds.
Reviewer: 
Veronica Johnson

Johnson on Jolly and DeCourcy, 'The Magic Lantern at Work: Witnessing, Persuading, Experiencing and Connecting'

Martyn Jolly, Elisa DeCourcy, eds. The Magic Lantern at Work: Witnessing, Persuading, Experiencing and Connecting. Routledge Studies in Cultural History Series. New York: Routledge, 2020. Illustrations. 228 pp. $160.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-367-32256-4.

Reviewed by Veronica Johnson (National University of Ireland, Galway) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
David Webster
Reviewer: 
Bradley R. Simpson

Simpson on Webster, 'Challenge the Strong Wind: Canada and East Timor, 1975-99'

David Webster. Challenge the Strong Wind: Canada and East Timor, 1975-99. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2020. 312 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7748-6297-4.

Reviewed by Bradley R. Simpson (University of Connecticut) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Vincent Brown
Reviewer: 
Christine Walker

Walker on Brown, 'Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War'

Vincent Brown. Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2020. viii + 320 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73757-0

Reviewed by Christine Walker (Yale-NUS College) Published on H-Diplo (March, 2021) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)