Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of July 14 - 20, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

What's New For Teachers

Video: Peer Instruction for Active Learning - Eric Mazur

Dear H-USA members,

Below is a video that members may find of interest. In the video, Harvard professor Dr. Eric Mazur addresses learning and teaching at its most fundamental. The video may be useful as a reflective tool for assessing and defining one's pedagogic direction on the continuing journey to engage students on a cognitive level. Personally, I found Dr. Mazur's insight to be profound and too good not to share.

Best wishes,

Donna

editor, H-USA

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9orbxoRofI]

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Recent Calls for Papers

CFP: Identity and the Self: Personal Identity, Autonomy and Belonging

Call for Papers for the Panel

Identity and the Self: Personal Identity, Autonomy and Belonging

                           

The panel is part of the 6th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’

22 – 23 June 2017, Florence, Italy

Deadline: 10th of May 2017

 

Panel Description:

 

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Recent Items For Scholars

Inquiry: "Esquire" status in the Early Republic

I'm looking at an individual who was clearly a yeoman/tradesman in Massachusetts proper, but was listed as "Esq." on a land conveyance in the District of Maine in 1815 and I'm wondering how he might have been accorded this designation? He wasn't resident in Maine (I think he was acting as a guarantor for his son-in-law) which makes it even more puzzling.  In Liberty Men and Great Proprietors, Alan Taylor talks about certain individuals who "acquired esquire status" by the 1810s (p. 170). What was the process here?

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Author: 
Elaine Sisson
Reviewer: 
Timothy McMahon

McMahon on Sisson, 'Pearse's Patriots: St. Enda's and the Cult of Boyhood'


Elaine Sisson. Pearse's Patriots: St. Enda's and the Cult of Boyhood. Cork: Cork University Press, 2004. ix + 233 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-85918-325-0.

Reviewed by Timothy McMahon (Department of History, Marquette University)
Published on H-Albion (July, 2005)

Little Lad of the Tricks

Author: 
David Ormrod
Reviewer: 
Donald Harreld

Harreld on Ormrod, 'The Rise of Commercial Empires: England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770'


David Ormrod. The Rise of Commercial Empires: England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xvii + 400 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-81926-8.

Reviewed by Donald Harreld (Department of History, Brigham Young University)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2005)

Author: 
Hugh Gusterson
Reviewer: 
Paul Rubinson

Rubinson on Gusterson, 'People of the Bomb: Portraits of America's Nuclear Complex'


Hugh Gusterson. People of the Bomb: Portraits of America's Nuclear Complex. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004. xxvi + 314 pp. $67.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-3859-8; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-3860-4.

Reviewed by Paul Rubinson (Department of History, University of Texas)
Published on H-Peace (July, 2005)

Author: 
Thomas Sowell
Reviewer: 
Kasturi DasGupta

DasGupta on Sowell, 'Affirmative Action around the World: An Empirical Study'


Thomas Sowell. Affirmative Action around the World: An Empirical Study. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004. ix + 239 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-10199-7; $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-10775-3.

Reviewed by Kasturi DasGupta (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Georgian Court University)
Published on H-Peace (July, 2005)

Author: 
Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
Reviewer: 
Eirini Saratsi

Saratsi on Theodossopoulos, 'Troubles with Turtles: Cultural Understandings of the Environment on a Greek Island'


Dimitrios Theodossopoulos. Troubles with Turtles: Cultural Understandings of the Environment on a Greek Island. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2003. x + 208 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57181-596-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57181-697-9.

Reviewed by Eirini Saratsi (Department of Geography, University of Leicester)
Published on H-Environment (July, 2005)

Author: 
Bryant Simon
Reviewer: 
Katherine Fichter

Fichter on Simon, 'Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America'


Bryant Simon. Boardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. vii + 285 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516753-5.

Reviewed by Katherine Fichter (MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning)
Published on H-Urban (July, 2005)

Under the Boardwalk: An Unsatisfying Telling of the Decline of Atlantic City

Author: 
Nezar AlSayyad, Irene Bierman, Nasser Rabbat, eds.
Reviewer: 
Seif El Rashidi

El Rashidi on AlSayyad and Bierman and Rabbat, 'Making Cairo Medieval'


Nezar AlSayyad, Irene Bierman, Nasser Rabbat, eds. Making Cairo Medieval. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2005. vi + 266 pp. $83.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-0915-1; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7391-0916-8.

Reviewed by Seif El Rashidi (Aga Khan Cultural Services, Egypt)
Published on H-Urban (July, 2005)

How Modernization, Conservation, and Imagery Medievalized a City

Author: 
Margaret M. Chin
Reviewer: 
Robert Bionaz

Bionaz on Chin, 'Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry'


Margaret M. Chin. Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. viii + 197 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13308-1.

Reviewed by Robert Bionaz (Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science, Chicago State University)
Published on H-Urban (July, 2005)

Author: 
Jonathan Mahler
Reviewer: 
Alan Levy

Levy on Mahler, 'Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City'


Jonathan Mahler. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005. x + 339 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-17528-3.

Reviewed by Alan Levy (Department of History, Slippery Rock University)
Published on H-Urban (July, 2005)

Author: 
Robert D. Johnston
Reviewer: 
Adam Hodges

Hodges on Johnston, 'The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon'


Robert D. Johnston. The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. 416 pp. $37.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-09668-1.

Reviewed by Adam Hodges (Department of History, University of Houston--Clear Lake)
Published on H-Urban (July, 2005)

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