H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons for the week of February 23 - March 1, 2018)

Last Week's Roundup February 23 - March 1, 2018

Network News

New Book Channel teaching essay: Race in the European Middle Ages by Geraldine Heng

Network Publications


  • Rountable review of Spying through a Glass Darkly: American Espionage against the Soviet Union, 1945-1946
  • Article review of "Imagining Taiwan: The Nixon Administration, the Developmental States, and South Vietnam’s Search for Economic Viability, 1969-1975"
  • Article review of "The Future Foretold: Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Congressional Support for Israel"
  • Review essay on The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner


​H-SHGAPE answers latest Question of the Week: Gilded Age and Progressive Era films

H-Scholar shares article on poor data use and citation practices

H-Slavery shares article on slavery and history of University of South Carolina

H-Nahuatl talks about chilaquiles etymology

H-Women shares new report from National Women's History Museum on status of women in U.S. social studies curriculum

H-Childhood shares Society for History of Children and Youth's survey report on academic life

H-Judaic continues to discuss firearms in medieval and early modern Jewish communities

H-Slavery shares news of former slave honored on James Island


H-West seeks blind historians' experiences in history professions

H-Judaic asks whether Dutch royal's WWII news broadcasts mentioned Jews

H-NEAsia seeks maps of Republican Era North China

H-War seeks National Geographic WWII map

H-Haiti query about Catherine Flon, intersection of women, materiality, and revolution

Research Resources

H-Kentucky shares resource on KY woman suffrage leader Lily Ray Glenn

H-HistBibl shares digital scholarship resource guide from Library of Congress

H-Scholar shares free to use and reuse collections from Library of Congress

H-OralHist shares Oral History and Folklife Research website

H-Scholar shares Library Carpentry data organization for scholars

H-HistBibl shares online database of 1,600 occult books

Teaching Resources

H-Net Book Channel's latest Teaching Essay: Race in the European Middle Ages


H-War's Hand Grenade of the Month: Wars of Choice?

News & Publication Roundups

H-War's Military History Digest

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading

H-Poland's member publications

H-Eugenics' publication roundup


H-Canada and H-Atlantic share lates Witness to Yesterday podcast episode: Battling for the Maritimes,1690-1763

H-Genocide shares new podcast New Books in Jewish Studies

H-Podcast shares latest Words To That Effect episode: The Scarlet Pimpernel & Baroness Orczy

H-Nationalism shares first episode from new Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationlism podcast: What is the New Nationalism?


H-Africa and H-Luso-Africa remember Juliana Bosslet, scholar of African history and H-Africa review editor

H-Buddism remembers Linda Penkower, scholar of medival Chinese and Japanese Buddhist history

H-Net Reviews

H-Travel: Isabelle Hesse reviews The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing

H-AmIndian: James M. Denham reviews Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami

H-Empire: David Hurlbut reviews Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda

H-Diplo: Steven Jackson reviews Uneasy Partnerships: China's Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

H-Socialisms: Alexandra Kindell reviews Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America

H-Disability: Michael Rembis reviews The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

H-War: Philip Levy reviews First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation's—Prosperity

H-War: Brendan Griswold reviews We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

H-War: Nina Bogdan reviews The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World

H-Diplo: Joshua Meeks reviews Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution

H-Japan: Tim Graf reviews Promising Practices: Women Volunteers in Contemporary Japanese Religious Civil Society

H-Urban: Jan Musekap reviews Urban Memory and Visual Culture in Berlin: Framing the Asynchronous City 1957-2012

H-FedHist: Jeremy Richards reviews A President in Our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia

H-Poland: Michal Wilczewski reviews White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

H-Nationalism: Rena Bood reviews Milton in Translation

H-Empire: Mahshid Mayar reviews The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present

H-FedHist: Connor Gahre reviews Freedom without Violence: Resisting the Western Political Tradition

H-South: Brendan J. Payne reviews The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity

H-Disability: Holly Caldwell reviews No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s-1930s

H-Disability: Amos Yong reviews DisCrit - Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory in Education

H-Environment: John Sandlos reviews The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State

H-Music: Susan Rutherford's outside review of Verdi, Opera, Women

H-Net Commons Top Hits:

Most Viewed Page: H-Net Book Chanel's teaching essay Race in the European Middle Ages by Geraline Heng

Top Discussion: H-World's discussion defining world history vs. global history

Top Review: Dave Beck's 2015 review of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America for H-AmIndian

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