H-Net This Week (Roundup from around the Commons for the week of January 26 - February 1, 2018)

Last Week's Roundup January 26 - February 1, 2018

Network News

H-Buddhism seeks editor to help build syllabus database

H-Nationalism collecting recent publications

Network Publications


  • Article review of “Taking Friends for Granted: The Carter Administration, Jordan, and the Camp David Accords, 1977–1980.”
  • Roundtable on A Sense of the Enemy: The High Stakes History of Reading Your Rival's Mind
  • Article review of “The CIA and congressional oversight: learning and forgetting lessons.”
  • Roundtable on After the Enlightenment: Political Realism and International Relations in the Mid-Twentieth Century


  • KY Woman Biosketch on Louisville social reformer and suffragist Mary Eleanor Tarrant Little


H-World discusses query about world history curriculum

H-AmStdy discusses film The Post and renewed interest in Pentagon Papers

H-Scholar continues to discuss free speech in academic institutions

H-SHGAPE's Question of the Week sparks discussion on subscribers' favorite Gilded Age and Progressive Era primary sources and asks about populism in 1890s and today

H-Diplo shares National Security Archive post on U.S. search for foreign objects

H-HistBibl shares news about Lever Press, open-access publisher for digital scholarship


H-New-Jersey query about apprenticeship indentures in early-19th century New Jersey

H-Caribbean seeks childhood-related source materials for library

JHistory seeks books on history of NYC newspapers

H-High-S raises question about mandatory civics class

Research Resources

H-HistBibl shares new project digitizing longest-running LGBT newspaper

H-Utopia shares article on solarpunk

H-DC shares article on DC legal history

H-Mediterranean shares new database on Historiography of Early Modern Ottoman Europe

H-EnviroHealth shares open access resource ToxicDocs

H-Slavery updates Digital Resources for the Study of Global Slavery and the Slave Trade

H-EnviroHealth shares cluster of articles on toxic exposure in China

H-Scholar shares Humanities Open Book program

H-Mediterranean shares The Athens Social Atlas, resource on social geography of city

Teaching Resources

H-AmStdy shares teaching and resource guide on Pentagon Papers and film The Post


H-HistBibl shares Library of Congress blog post about long-hidden text uncovered in Alexander Hamilton letter

H-War shares latest Handgrenade of the Month on fear and war

News & Publication Roundups

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading

H-Borderlands' New Books Roundup

H-Afro-Am's News Items of Interest

H-Eugenics' Publications Roundup

H-Poland's Publication Roundup


H-Canada shares Champlain Society Podcast episode on Strange Birth of NHL

H-War shares JHUP Podcast episode on World War I Centennial

H-Podcast shares new Change Over Time podcast series Aftermath on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

H-Atlantic shares interview with Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra on How We Got the Scientific Revolution Wrong


H-Judaic remembers Naomi W. Cohen, scholar of American Jewish history and early woman in Jewish Studies

H-Slavery remembers Suzanne Miers Oliver, leader in global study of slavery and abolition

H-Luso-Africa remembers Iraê Baptista Lundin, scholar of Mozambique

H-Net Reviews

H-Diplo: Michael Labelle reviews The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas

H-War: Steven Wagner reviews The Siege of Kut-al-Amara: At War in Mesopotamia, 1915-1916

H-War: Benjamin M. Schneider reviews American Crimes and the Liberation of Paris: Robbery, Rape, and Murder by Renegade GIs, 1944-1947

H-War: Sravani Biswas reviews The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938-1950

H-Disability: David Wright reviews Child Insanity in England, 1845-1907

H-Diplo: Tak Matsusaka reviews The Japanese Empire: Grand Strategy from the Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War

H-Asia: Karen Leonard reviews The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

H-FedHist: Steven Lomazow reviews When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

H-FedHist: Vivien L. Chang reviews The Cold War: A Post-Cold War History

H-Poland: Joanna Sliwa reviews Lessons of the Holocaust

H-Socialisms: Sean Cashbaugh reviews Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory

H-Sci-Med-Tech: Michael Brown reviews The Uses of Humans in Experiment: Perspectives from the 17th to the 20th Century

H-FedHist: Nishani Frazier reviews The Gentleman from Ohio

H-Pennsylvania: Robert Shaffer reviews The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburgh's First Public High School


H-Net Commons Top Hits:

Most Viewed Page: H-German reading on Bismarck's Fall from Power

Top Discussion: H-Net's new network announcement about H-IslamInAfrica

Top Review: Fatjon Kaja's 2016 review of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism for H-Law

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