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H-CivWar Author Interviews
Author Interview--Scott A. MacKenzie (The Fifth Border State) Part 2
Hello H-CivWar Readers:
Today we continue our conversation with Scott A. MacKenzie to talk about his new book, The Fifth Border State: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Formation of West Virginia, 1829–1872, published by West Virginia University Press in January 2023.
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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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McFarland on Poling, 'Germany’s Urban Frontiers: Nature and History on the Edge of the Nineteenth-Century City'
Kristin Poling. Germany’s Urban Frontiers: Nature and History on the Edge of the Nineteenth-Century City. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. 256 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4641-0.
Reviewed by Robert McFarland (Brigham Young University) Published on H-German (March, 2023) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)