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Recent Discussions

Recommendations wanted: literature on women "uplifting" and "mothering" mixed-race children in the history of imperialism and colonialism

Dear fellow historians,

Hello. My name is Eri Kitada. I am a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of History, Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

I'm looking for works about women "uplifting" and "mothering" mixed-race children in the history of imperialism and colonialism -- women whom some scholars may frame as "maternal imperialists" or "imperial feminists."

ANN: ARI Talks: Albert Manke, “Chinese Migration to the Americas during an Era of Racial Exclusion: Secret Societies, Transpacific Networks, and Coping Strategies”, 20 September 2022

ARI Talks: Albert Manke, “Chinese Migration to the Americas during an Era of Racial Exclusion: Secret Societies, Transpacific Networks, and Coping Strategies”, 20 September 2022
 
ANN: “Chinese Migration to the Americas during an Era of Racial Exclusion: Secret Societies, Transpacific Networks, and Coping Strategies”
 

Seeking Book Review Editors: Global 19th Century

Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, a journal published twice a year by Liverpool University Press on behalf of the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies (www.global19c.com), is seeking expressions of interest for two positions on the editorial team: book review editor for history and book review editor for art history. These are volunteer (unpaid) positions.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Shana Elizabeth Minkin
Reviewer: 
Christopher S. Rose

Rose on Minkin, 'Imperial Bodies: Empire and Death in Alexandria, Egypt'

Shana Elizabeth Minkin. Imperial Bodies: Empire and Death in Alexandria, Egypt. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. xiii + 199 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5036-0892-4.

Reviewed by Christopher S. Rose (University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Empire (June, 2020) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Tom Shachtman
Reviewer: 
G. Patrick O'Brien

O'Brien on Shachtman, 'The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America's Revolution'

Tom Shachtman. The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America's Revolution. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2020. 352 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-250-16476-6

Reviewed by G. Patrick O'Brien (Ave Maria University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2020) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Robert McGreevey, Christopher T. Fisher, Alan Dawley
Reviewer: 
Jingbin Wang

Wang on McGreevey and Fisher and Dawley, 'Global America: The United States in the Twentieth Century'

Robert McGreevey, Christopher T. Fisher, Alan Dawley. Global America: The United States in the Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. xxxii + 446 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-027990-5

Reviewed by Jingbin Wang (Elizabeth City State University) Published on H-Empire (May, 2020) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Ron Harris
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Harris, 'Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700'

Ron Harris. Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700. The Princeton Economic History of the Western World Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. 488 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15077-2

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