H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons for the week of April 6 - 12, 2018)

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Last Week's RoundupApril 6 - 12, 2018

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  • Article review of “Bandung as the Call for a Better Development Project: US, British, French and Gold Coast Perceptions of the Afro-Asian Conference (1955)”
  • Roundtable on The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR
  • Article review of “Why U.S. Efforts to Promote the Rule of Law in Afghanistan Failed”
  • Article review of “In Plain Sight: The Neglected Linkage between Brideprice and Violent Conflict”


H-SHGAPE shares multi-media sources on GAPE in response to latest Question of the Week

H-Nationalism discusses latest installment of Brexit, Nationalism, and the Future of Europe series, Brexit and Scotland

H-World shares more thoughts on when subjects become "political"

H-ItalianDispora shares essay on Italian-American discrimination

H-SHGAPE continues to discuss time period labels

H-War continues discussion on Hand Grenade of the Month, Korea, Historically Troublesome?

H-New-Jersey discusses perplexing research conditions at NJ repositories


H-Africa subscriber seeks help identifying online slavery databases/repositories

H-Judaic searches for sources on Nahman of Bratslav's theology of miracles

H-SHEAR query of New York newspaper to research 1847 feud over history education

H-Maritime seeks logbooks for 19th-century British and American ships in Persian Gulf

H-French-Colonial seeks Adolphe Crémieux resources as lawyer in colonial Algeria

Research Resources

H-Scholar recommends Tropy app to organize photographs

H-Haiti shares digital history project A Colony in Crisis update

H-Japan shares database for Japanese Historical Text Initiative

H-Haiti shares article on French/Haitian sites of memory and commemoration of abolition

H-HistBibl shares digitization of Royal Commonwealth Society Library collections; machine reading software

Teaching Resources

H-World discussion of when teaching becomes political


H-Kentucky: What is the difference between a 'suffragist' and a 'suffragette'?

News & Publication Roundups

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading



H-Podcast shares No Easy Answers in Bioethics episode Organ Donation Models

H-Africa shares Hip Hop African Podcast - Thiat of Keur Gui on Hip Hop and Activism Beyond Senegal

H-Asia shares Online Gods - Lies and Comedy

H-World shares Historias episode with Michael Goebel, scholar of nationalism


H-LatAm remembers John Lynch, historian of Latin America

H-Japan remembers Hisao "Mat" Matsumoto, Hiroshima atomic bombing survivor, US Air Force veteran, and employee of US Library of Congress

H-Judaic remembers Jonathan M. Hess, scholar of German-Jewish studies

H-Asia remembers Hans Stumpfeldt, German sinologist

H-Judaic remembers Edna Aizenberg, scholar of Latin American Jewish literature

H-Net Reviews

H-AMCA: Erin Hyde Nolan reviews Mediterranean Encounters: Artists between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839

H-Diplo: Allen Lynch reviews Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash

H-War: Paul Springer reviews The Fightin' Texas Aggie Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor

H-War: Amanda Boczar reviews The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America

H-War: Ian Yunker reviews Interpreting Naval History at Museums and Historic Sites

H-Nationalism: Hana Kubátová reviews Budapest Building Managers and the Holocaust in Hungary

H-Asia: Daiel Marston reviews Counter Jihad: America’s Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria

H-Asia: Cynthia Talbo reviews Romanticism's Child: An Intellectual History of James Tod's Influence on Indian History and Historiography

H-Early America: Faith Barter reviews Reading Abolition: The Critical Reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass

H-LatAm: Evan Ward reviews San Miguel de Allende: Mexicans, Foreigners, and the Making of a World Heritage Site

H-1960s: Jeremy Kuzmarov reviews Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America

H-SHGAPE: Christopher Hayashida-Knight Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, DC

H-Net Commons Top Hits:

Most Viewed Page: H-EnviroHealth 2016 roundtable on the Flint Water Crisis

Top Discussion: H-World's discussion on credit worth of AP World History

Top Review: Anthony Andersson's recent review of This City Belongs to You: A History of Student Activism in Guatemala, 1944-1996 for H-LatAm

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