Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of May 12 - 18, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

Dr. Mary Walker at Work On the Field

"A Woman Captured by Champ Furgeson," 405-406 In Deeds of Valor: How America's Heroes Won the Medal Of Honor... Vol. I. Edited by W.F. Beyer and O.F. Keydel. Detroit, MI: The Perrien-Keydel Co., 1905.

Illustration title: "Dr. Mary Walker at Work on the Field" (406)

Thanks to Steve Munson of the Civil War Museum and the Women's Museum of the Civil War in Bardstown for alerting us to this resource.

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Recent Calls for Papers

Call for Authors (Summer-Fall 2017): Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

As The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia surpasses 500 topics online, the editors seek to make additional assignments to complete important content areas, including busineses and industry; religion; governance; geographic entities, national and global connections, and more. The scope of the project includes the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region of southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and northern Delaware. 

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Recent Items For Scholars

Thomas Jefferson query

Query: Lewis and Clark brought back several gifts from Indian tribes. Some of these gifts entered TJ's collection at Monticello, and TJ describes these gifts in his own writings as diplomatic gifts. Of course, TJ received/accepted them while he was President. 

TJ also received a diplomatic gift (through the American consul in Russia: Levett Harris) from Emperor (Tsar) Alexander I. It was a bust of Alexander I. TJ also received and accepted this gift while President. 

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Author: 
Gregg Mitman, Kelley Wilder, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sue Lurie

Lurie on Mitman and Wilder and eds., 'Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record'


Gregg Mitman, Kelley Wilder, eds. Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 288 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-12911-2.

Reviewed by Sue Lurie (2M Research Associates, LLC)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds.
Reviewer: 
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Fulco on Schmale and Romberg and Köstlbauer, 'The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe'


Wolfgang Schmale, Marion Romberg, Josef Köstlbauer, eds. The Language of Continent Allegories in Baroque Central Europe. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017. Illustrations. 240 pp. $78.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-11457-8.

Reviewed by Daniel Fulco (Independent Scholar)
Published on HABSBURG (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A New Perspective on Continent Allegories

Author: 
Philip Misevich, Kristin Mann, eds.
Reviewer: 
Karen Ferreira-Meyers

Ferreira-Meyers on Misevich and Mann, 'The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World'


Philip Misevich, Kristin Mann, eds. The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2016. 408 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-560-1.

Reviewed by Karen Ferreira-Meyers (University of Swaziland)
Published on H-AfrArts (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Yuya Kiuchi, Francisco A. Villarruel, eds.
Reviewer: 
Karen Dunak

Dunak on Kiuchi and Villarruel, 'The Young Are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture'


Yuya Kiuchi, Francisco A. Villarruel, eds. The Young Are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 272 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9884-0.

Reviewed by Karen Dunak (Muskingum University)
Published on H-Childhood (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Author: 
William Brannon, ed.
Reviewer: 
Melina V. Vizcaíno-Alemán

Vizcaíno-Alemán on Brannon, 'Critical Insights: Southwestern Literature'


William Brannon, ed. Critical Insights: Southwestern Literature. Critical Insights Series. Hackensack: Salem Press, 2016. xxvi + 239 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61925-842-6.

Reviewed by Melina V. Vizcaíno-Alemán (University of New Mexico)
Published on H-NewMexico (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Tomas Jaehn

Author: 
Thomas Brent Smith, ed.
Reviewer: 
Joy Sperling

Sperling on Smith, 'A Place in the Sun: The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings'


Thomas Brent Smith, ed. A Place in the Sun: The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings. The Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Illustrations. 208 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-5198-4.

Author: 
Andrew Edward Masich
Reviewer: 
John P. Wilson

Wilson on Masich, 'Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861–1867'


Andrew Edward Masich. Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861–1867. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017. x + 454 pages. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-5572-2.

Reviewed by John P. Wilson (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-NewMexico (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Tomas Jaehn

Author: 
David Andrew Nichols
Reviewer: 
John Bowes

Bowes on Nichols, 'Engines of Diplomacy: Indian Trading Factories and the Negotiation of American Empire'


David Andrew Nichols. Engines of Diplomacy: Indian Trading Factories and the Negotiation of American Empire. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 270 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2889-9.

Reviewed by John Bowes (Eastern Kentucky University)
Published on H-AmIndian (May, 2017)
Commissioned by F. Evan Nooe

Trade and Empire in the Early American Republic

Author: 
Manan Ahmed Asif
Reviewer: 
Andre Wink

Wink on Asif, 'A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia'


Manan Ahmed Asif. A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-66011-3.

Reviewed by Andre Wink (University of Wisconsin)
Published on H-Asia (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

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