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Author: 
George Washington
Reviewer: 
Gregg French

French on Washington, 'The Papers of George Washington, Volume 21, 1 June–31 July 1779' and Washington, 'The Papers of George Washington, Volume 22, 1 August–21 October 1779'


George Washington. The Papers of George Washington, Volume 21, 1 June–31 July 1779. Edited by William M. Ferraro. Revolutionary War Series. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2012. Maps. 896 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3322-1.George Washington. The Papers of George Washington, Volume 22, 1 August–21 October 1779. Edited by Benjamin L. Huggins. Revolutionary War Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. Maps. 904 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3366-5.

Author: 
Susan Nance
Reviewer: 
Thomas S. Darragh

Darragh on Nance, 'Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus'


Susan Nance. Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus. Animals, History, Culture Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Illustrations. viii + 294 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0829-3.

Reviewed by Thomas S. Darragh (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-USA (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Elephant Actors and the Circus

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Panel Search: Policy History Conference Panel on Rural Poverty and the Great Society

I am looking for a third presenter for a panel on rural poverty and the Great Society for the 2016 Policy History Conference. My paper will examine rural poverty and Great Society economic development, in particular housing policy, in California in the 1960s and 1970s by focusing on the Rural Development Corporation. The second paper will examine the use of consumer price policy and meat inspection policy by the White House as Great Society tools to combat rural poverty. We welcome anyone looking broadly at rural poverty (of any region in the U.S.) and the Great Society (and beyond).

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