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H-CivWar Author Interviews

Author Interview--Michael E. Woods (Arguing until Doomsday) Part 1

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature Michael E. Woods to talk about his new book Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy, which came out in April 2020 with the University of North Carolina Press. This was a joint interview conducted by Patrick J. Kelly and Niels Eichhorn.

From the Web

From the Web: The Multigraph Collective and Interacting with Print

In the latest Perspectives on History, editor Allison Miller tells the fascinating story of the Multigraph Collective, a group of 22 book historians and print scholars from Canada, the US, and the UK interested in the materiality and interactivity of reading who employed a radical form of electronic collaboration to produce the jointly composed and edited "multigraph,"


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Recent Reviews

John M. Janzen
Emma Wild-Wood

Wild-Wood on Janzen, 'Health in a Fragile State: Science, Sorcery, and Spirit in the Lower Congo'

John M. Janzen. Health in a Fragile State: Science, Sorcery, and Spirit in the Lower Congo. Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2019. 288 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-32500-8.

Reviewed by Emma Wild-Wood (University of Edinburgh) Published on H-Africa (August, 2020) Commissioned by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University)