H-Net This Week (Summer Roundup from around the Commons, June 21 - July 11, 2019)

Last Week's Roundup June 21  - July 11, 2019
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Network News

Networks seeking editorial, advisory board members: H-CelebrationH-AfrArtsH-OralHist

Network Publications

H-Environment roundtable review of Do You See Ice?: Inuit Americans at Home and Away

H-CivWar interview with author Erin Mauldin

H-Slavery series Teaching Confederate Monuments, Historical Memory


  • Forum on “Global Nuclear Order”
  • Roundtable on Restraining Great Powers Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era 
  • Article review of “Would U.S. Leaders Push the Button? Wargames and the Sources of Nuclear Restraint”
  • Article review of “The Hijacking of Aeroflot Flight 244:  States and Statelessness in the Late Cold War”
  • Article review of “Would U.S. Leaders Push the Button? Wargames and the Sources of Nuclear Restraint”
  • Article review of "From Commonwealth Responsibility to the National Interest: Australia and Post-war Decolonisation in South-East Asia"
  • Review of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-1989 
  • Roundtable on Face-to-Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations 
  • Roundtable on Age of Anger: A History of the Present 
  • Article review of “Physicists and ‘Fellow Travelers’: Nuclear Fear, the Red Scare, and Science Policy in Occupied Japan”
  • Article review forum on “China and Canada’s Relationship”
  • Roundtable on Transforming Sudan: Decolonization. Economic Development, and State Formation 
  • Article review of “Human Rights and Basic Needs: Jimmy Carter’s North-South Dialogue, 1977-1981” 
  • Article review of “Institutional Conversion of Japan’s National Personnel Authority: How Indigenous Forces Have Reshaped a U.S. Occupation-imposed Bureaucratic Institution”


H-Nationalism continues to discuss June Question of the Month on teaching nationalism in 21st-century classrooms and launches July QoM on making history of nationalism "public"

H-War continues to discuss #AirWarVietnam series and discusses July's Handgrenade on whether generals matter

H-Black-Europe talks about teaching Black Europe in AP European history

H-World continues to discuss teaching history backwards

H-Labor discuss future of the network

H-Afro-Am posts about American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

H-Kentucky shares Amy Murrell Taylor author interview from H-CivWar

H-Nutrition responds to publisher query about potential book series on history of medicine/public health and food studies

H-HOAC responds to query on whereabouts of Bella Dodd papers

H-War discusses Israeli sources on 1956 Suez campaign

H-Judaic discusses term Derekh Eretz

H-Empire responds to query about colonial Jamaica archives in Canada or U.S.

H-Scholar shares article on Naomi Wolf and Outrages


H-Judaic seeks for information on R. J. Zwi Werblowsky and Jewish-Christian dialogue in English literature

H-Asia asks about online sources for East Asian Civilization course

H-Buddhism seeks biographies of Chinese Buddhists from 1800-1864


Research Resources

H-HRE shares online search tool for nobility of Holy Roman Empire

H-Africa shares website for Kaduna branch of National Archive of Nigeria

H-Citizenship shares platform crowdsourcing participatory democracy

H-Nahuatl shares new report on Tzompantli of Tenochtitlan

H-CivWar shares Pennsylvania Civil War Deserter's Database

H-Slavery shares reports on slavery at William and Mary College

H-Buddhism posts Digital Dictionary of Buddhism update

H-HistBibl posts report on National Council on Public History’s 2019 annual meeting, Women Collections portal, and Arab Photography Archive

H-DC shares articles on myth that Washington, D.C. was built on a swamp

H-Mideast-Medieval shares beta version of Islamic History Open Data Platform

H-Spain posts article on algorithmic method for translation

H-HOAC posts updates to Ernie Lazar's FBI FOIA files

Habsburg shares articles on Bosnian citizenshipanti-ruling class mobilizatio, and South Tyrol's Autonomy Convention

Teaching Resources

H-Nationalism discusses teaching nationalism in 21st century

H-Black-Europe discusses teaching Black Europe in AP European History

H-World discusses teaching history backwards

H-Asia suggests online sources for East Asian Civilization course


H-Celebration launches Carnival Cafe Blog

H-Mideast-Medieval shares blog on Islamic conquests in Egypt and Central Asia

H-SHGAPE shares blog posts reflecting on recent OAH panel 

News & Publication Roundups

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading for 6/21, 6/28

H-Slavery's Confederate Symbols in Monument and Memory

H-Eugenics's Recent Publications

H-Slavery's Front Twitter for 6/30, 7/7

H-Nutrition's Food for Thought news roundup

H-Poland's Monthly Publications Update

H-Disability's Current Journal Articles

H-ANZAU's Recent Publications


H-Human-Rights shares Champlain Society podcast episodes on Canada and international human rights and drama of Oscar Skelton

H-EnviroHealth and other networks share inaugural episode of Publish My Paper podcast on submitting to journals

H-French-Colonial recommends French colonial history podcast, Paroles d'histoire, in French, and 15 Minute History on French colonial history

H-Histsex shares latest Sexing History podcast on singer and author Canary Conn

H-Podcast shares New Books in Secularism podcast interview with author Diana Pasulka

H-Sport shares New Books in Sports interviews with authors Gregg Bocketti and Stephen Hardy and Andrew Holman


H-Asia remembers Irene Eber, scholar of Chinese intellectual history and links between Judaism and China


H-HOAC shares updates on fate of threatened San Francisco murals by Left artist Victor Arnautoff

H-Scholar posts articles on program that helps independent scholars who are immigrants

H-Net Reviews

H-Early-America: Joanne S. Grasso reviews First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role 

H-Diplo: Debjani Bhattacharyya reviews Indian Migration and Empire: A Colonial Genealogy of the Modern State 

H-Asia: Monish Borah reviews India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.) 

H-Diplo: Blake C. Scott reviews Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru 

H-Socialisms: Cristian Cercel reviews The Hungarian Far Right: Social Demand, Political Supply, and International Context 

H-Judaic: Hadas Fischer reviews Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel 

H-War: Heather M. Stur reviews Women and War in the 21st Century: A Country-by-Country Guide 

H-Empire: Timothy J. Fitzgerald reviews The Crucible of Islam 

H-AmIndian: William S. Kiser reviews Being and Becoming Ute: The Story of an American Indian People 

H-Russia: Ian Halter reviews Russian Colonization of Alaska: Preconditions, Discovery, and Initial Development, 1741-1799

JHistory: Justin Patrick reviews A NewsHound's Guide to Student Journalism 

H-Italy: Tucker Million reviews Lordships of Southern Italy: Rural Societies, Aristocratic Powers and Monarchy in the 12th and 13th Centuries​​​​​​​ 

H-Podcast: Kyle Kern reviews The Podcast Planner​​​​​​​ 

H-War: James Bradford reviews War Comes to Garmser: Thirty Years of Conflict on the Afghan Frontier​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Gavin Wiens reviews The People's Wars: Histories of Violence in the German Lands, 1820-1888​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Samantha A. Taylor reviews Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy​​​​​​​

H-Nutrition: Sarah Moon reviews Diet and the Disease of Civilization 

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Lindy Biggs reviews Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World 

H-Low-Countries: Jazmine Contreras reviews Escaping Occupied Europe: A Dutchman's Dangerous Journey to Join the Allies​​​​​​​ 

H-1960s: Thomas B. Weyant reviews American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division' and Schumacher, 'The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul​​​​​​​ 

H-Nationalism: William S. Cossen reviews As a City on a Hill: The Story of America's Most Famous Lay Sermon​​​​​​​ 

H-Diplo: Jamie Martin reviews Between Depression and Disarmament: The International Armaments Business, 1919-1939​​​​​​​ 

H-Socialisms: Jorge Puma reviews Torn from the World: A Guerrilla's Escape from a Secret Prison in Mexico​​​​​​​ 

H-Diplo: Bohdan Harasymiw reviews Strategic Friends: Canada-Ukraine Relations from Independence to the Euromaidan​​​​​​​ 

H-Judaic: Motti Inbari reviews Religious Zionism and the Six-Day War: From Realism to Messianism​​​​​​​ 

JHistory: Andrew Tompkins reviews Stanley Johnston's Blunder: The Reporter Who Spilled the Secret Behind the U.S. Navy's Victory at Midway​​​​​​​ 

H-Urban: Richard Hopkins reviews City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris 

H-CivWar: Jared M. Granato reviews Nations, Identities and the First World War: Shifting Loyalties to the Fatherland​​​​​​​ 

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Haileigh Robertson reviews Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment​​​​​​​ 

H-Japan: Carolyn Wargula reviews Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan​​​​​​​ 

H-Florida: Robert A. Taylor reviews Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution​​​​​​​ 

H-Texas: Tracey Hanshew reviews Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Brannon Price reviews Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Kara A. Moskowitz reviews Ethnicity and Empire in Kenya: Loyalty and Martial Race among the Kamba, c. 1800 to the Present​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Charles Holden reviews Triumph of the Dead: American World War II Cemeteries, Monuments, and Diplomacy in France​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

H-Judaic: Katrina Goldstone reviews Irish Questions and Jewish Questions: Crossovers in Culture 

H-Diplo: Suvi H. Kansikas reviews Russia Abroad: Driving Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia and Beyond 

H-Diplo: Laurel Leff reviews Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe 

H-Socialisms: Andrew Gallagher reviews Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working Class​​​​​​​ 

H-LatAm: Fredy González reviews Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation, and Memory​​​​​​​ 

H-LatAm: Vanessa Mongey reviews No Limits to Their Sway: Cartagena's Privateers and the Masterless Caribbean in the Age of Revolutions 

H-SHGAPE: TJ Boisseau reviews A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs​​​​​​​ 

H-CivWar: Matthew M. Smith reviews Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South​​​​​​​ 

H-LatAm: Ernesto Bassi reviews The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World 

H-War: Matthew King reviews The Siege of Acre, 1189-1191: Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Battle That Decided the Third Crusade​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Sam Mustafa reviews Time and Power: Visions of History in German Politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Maggie Scull reviews Whose Mission, Whose Orders?: British Civil-Military Command and Control in Northern Ireland, 1968-1974​​​​​​​ 

H-FedHist: Andrew Offenburger reviews Custer and the Sioux, Durnford and the Zulus: Parallels in the American and British Defeats at the Little Bighorn and Isandlwana​​​​​​​

H-Net Commons Top Hits:

Most Viewed Page: H-Africa listserv log discussion on Islam and the African slave trade

Top Discussion: H-Diplo roundtable review of Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Top Review: Steven Mintz's 1998 review of White Women, Black Men: Illicit Sex in the Nineteenth-Century South for H-SHEAR

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