H-Net This Week (Double roundup from around the Commons for June 7 - June 20, 2019)

Last Week's Roundup June 7 - 20, 2019
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Network News

It's recruitment season!

H-Labor relaunches reviews series, seeks book, film reviewers, roundtable hosts on labor and working class history

H-Atlantic shares call for network, review editors

H-Haiti recruiting publications and social media editors

H-Celebration recruiting editors for blogs, features, reviews, and more

H-Slavery recruiting review editors, especially outside 19th-century U.S. South and publications editors

H-Net Networks on social media:

H-French-Colonial announces Twitter launch

Network Publications


  • Review essay and author response on The Maisky Diaries. Red Ambassador to the Court of St James’s 1932-1943
  • Policy forum on 2019 European Elections
  • Article review on “A Lost Chance for Balkan Cooperation? The Romanian View on ‘Regional Micro-Détente,’ 1969-75.”
  • Author response to article review on “Is Grand Strategy a Research Program? A Review Essay”
  • Roundtable on Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside 
  • Article review on “From Disaster to Development?: The Role of the Second World War in Shaping Canadian Humanitarian Aid”
  • Article review on “More than Just a Soft Drink: Coca-Cola and China’s Early Reform and Opening”
  • Article review of “Proof of the Bomb: The Influence of Previous Failure on Intelligence Judgments of Nuclear Programs"
  • Roundtable on In Their Own Best Interests: A History of the U.S. Effort to Improve Latin Americans 
  • Article review of “‘Creative Ferment in Eastern Europe’: Thatcher’s Diplomacy and the Transformation of Hungary in the Mid-1980s”
  • Article review of “Godzilla versus Kurosawa: Presentation and Interpretation of Japanese Cinema in the Post World War II United States”

H-ANZAU: Take 5 interview with Dr. Michelle Arrow

H-DC: Interview with Robert Kapsch, author of Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of a New Federal City, 1790-1840

H-CivWar: Interview with Amy Murrell Taylor, author of Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps


H-Labor continues to discuss May 4th remembrance and building community

H-OralHist continues to discuss oral history projects with refugees

H-Judaic seeks and shares recommendations for short intro readings on Eastern European Jews

H-AfrTeach continues to recommend textbooks for Africa survey

H-Sci-Med-Tech responds to query about references to Catholicism and technology

H-Nationalism responds to June Question of the Month on teaching nationalism in the 21st century

H-DC continues to discuss largest employers in early 20th century DC


H-Buddhism seeks electronic indices of sutra/sastra texts

H-Medieval asks for ideas for discussion-based survey

H-War seeks advice on teaching WWII course with current events perspective

H-Black-Europe query on teaching Black Europe in AP European history

H-Early-America seeks source on first indentured servant in English North America

H-Environment seeks sources on international responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions

Research Resources

H-OralHist shares Memphis Elders oral histories for Memphis's bicentennial

H-HistBibl shares digital mapping project for children being held at U.S.-Mexico border

H-Haiti posts a number of articles on Haitian news and history [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10]

H-HistBibl shares article on Obama's Presidential Library

H-HistBibl shares historical photos from City of Edmonton Archives

H-Italy shares Hidden Florence public history project

H-Pennsylvania posts Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive

H-Islamart shares updated Islamic Painted Page Database

H-Buddhism posts first issue of Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies

H-Luso-Africa shares video of panel discussing insurgency in northern Mozambique

H-HistBibl shares Brooklyn Library digital collection

H-Low-Countries posts Dutch Genealogy online tool

H-Low-Countries adds link to Association for Advancement of Dutch-American Studies to its listing of scholarly societies

H-War shares papers of WWII Navy Photographer Guy Cox of USS Bunker Hill

H-Judaic posts Pinkasim Collection, repository of Jewish communal record books from early modern Europe

H-HistBibl posts executive guide on digital preservation

H-Japan shares University of Oregon's Yōkai Senjafuda digital collection

H-HistBibl shares Creative Commons image database

Teaching Resources

H-Judaic suggests short intro readings on Eastern European Jews

H-AfrTeach continues to recommend textbooks for Africa survey

H-Nationalism discusses challenges of teaching nationalism in the 21st century

H-Medieval query about discussion-based survey

H-War seeks advice on teaching World History II course with current events perspective

H-HistBibl posts article on using Voyant software as teaching tool

H-French-Colonial shares National History Center's Teaching Decolonization resource collection

H-Film searches for cases of toys becoming movies or television shows

H-Podcast seeks to collect scholarship on podcasting

H-Black-Europe query on teaching Black Europe in AP European history

H-Low-Countries posts collection of lesson plans on colonial Dutch history


H-Celebration launches Carnival Cafe blog with inaugural post on The "Stand By", Actor, Laureate, and Players

H-French-Colonial shares Noire métropole, French-language blog on slavery and women in 18th/19th century Atlantic

H-War shares Archivist's Nook post on Knights of Malta

News & Publication Roundups

H-Nationalism's Weekend Reading for 6/7, 6/14

H-Diplo's Publication Schedule 

H-Slavery's From Twitter for 6/9, 6/16

H-Nationalism's Monthly Publication Update

H-Luso-Africa's Recent Publications on Lusophone Africa

H-Sport's Journal Watch

H-French-Colonial's New Articles and Book Chapters in French Colonial History


H-Podcast shares Champlain Society Podcast on Canadian Prime Ministers and Press

H-Haiti shares podcast on Haitian music in global culture

H-French-Colonial shares New Books in French Studies podcast

H-Nationalism shares podcast interview with author Adom Getachew

H-French-Colonial shares Kiffe ta race, French language podcast on racial questions

H-Podcast shares Practicing History podcast

H-French-Colonial shares French history podcast La Fabrique de l'Histoire

H-Canada shares Champlain Society Podcast on Canada's uneasiness with international human rights



H-German remembers Marion Deshmukh, scholar of modern German history and art history


H-Turk shares article about repression of 2016 peace petition signers in Turkey

H-Net Reviews

H-Disability: Patricia Clark reviews Disability in Antiquity 

H-Diplo: Andre Cottey reviews The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990 

H-Diplo: Christine Sixta Rinehart reviews Drones and Support for the Use of Force 

H-Judaic: Amber N. Nickell reviews Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History 

H-SHERA: Sergiy Yakovenko reviews Comparative Literature for the New Century 

H-Texas: Timothy Bowman reviews The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas 

H-Nationalism: Mathias Fuelling reviews Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History​​​​​​​

H-Early-America: Scott Gerber reviews Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Tina M. Peabody reviews Seven Lives from Mass Observation: Britain in the Late Twentieth Century​​​​​​​

H-War: Matin Clemis reviews Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War​​​​​​​

H-War: Jon Ault reviews Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History 

H-CivWar: Nick Sacco reviews Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians

H-Environment: Ruth Sandwell reviews Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France 

H-Nationalism: Anwesha Sengupta reviews Burden of History: Assam and the Partition - Unresolved Issues​​​​​​​ 

H-Diplo: Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci reviews Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan: Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism​​​​​​​ 

H-Socialisms: Shelby Shapiro reviews Proletarian Days: A Hippolyte Havel Reader​​​​​​​ 

H-Diplo: Timothy Alborn reviews A Global History of Gold Rushes 

H-Judaic: Alexander Green reviews Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion​​​​​​​ 

H-FedHist: Hiroshi Kitamura reviews The American Marshall Plan Film Campaign and the Europeans: A Captivated Audience?​​​​​​​ 

H-FedHist: Markus Schoof reviews The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War​​​​​​​ 

JHistory: Michelle Marindale reviews The Politics of Persuasion: Economic Policy and Media Bias in the Modern Era​​​​​​​ 

H-Poland: Joanna Sliwa reviews Policjanci​​​​​​​ 

H-SHGAPE: Julie K. Allen reviews Scandinavians in Chicago: The Origins of White Privilege in Modern America​​​​​​​ 

H-Water: Melissa Charenko reviews Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World​​​​​​​ 

H-California: Eileen Wallis reviews California at War: The State and the People during World War I​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Jamie Goodall reviews An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World​​​​​​​ 

H-War: Greg Mole reviews Defending British India against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13 

H-War: Rong (Aries) Li reviews Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory 

H-Italy: Katherine L. Jansen reviews The Benefits of Peace: Private Peacemaking in Late Medieval Italy​​​​​​​

H-Net Commons Top Hits:​​​​​​​

Most Viewed Page: University of North Carolina reading list on military history at H-War

Top Discussion: H-Early-America discussion about "Native American" terminology

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

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