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Organization of American Historians – The China Residencies Program – Call for Applications


Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians and the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC) are pleased to announce the fourth year of the exchange program between the two organizations.

a thanks to our book review editor

I hope our readers have had a chance to read Professor Manning’s recently published review of Osterhammel’s book The Transformation of the World. The solicitation and editorial stewardship of such reviews is a time consuming process. Since 2012, Aaron Whelchel has performed this task admirably. Aaron will serve out his term in the next few months, but won’t be able to recommit for another term. I am writing to express my deepest thanks to Aaron for being the book review editor for H-World.

Jürgen Osterhammel
Patrick Manning

Manning on Osterhammel, 'The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century'

Jürgen Osterhammel. The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. xxii + 1167 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14745-1.

Reviewed by Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh)
Published on H-World (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Aaron D. Whelchel

The World of the Nineteenth Century