Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of February 10 - 16, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2017.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

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Author: 
Seth Garfield
Reviewer: 
Teresa Cribelli

Cribelli on Garfield, 'In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region'


Seth Garfield. In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region. American Encounters/Global Interactions Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 369 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5571-7; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5585-4.

Reviewed by Teresa Cribelli (University of Alabama)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Christopher R. Boyer
Reviewer: 
Timothy Lorek

Lorek on Boyer, 'Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico'


Christopher R. Boyer. Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. 360 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5832-9.

Reviewed by Timothy Lorek (Yale University)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

From Revolutionary Forestry to Narco-Loggers in Mexico’s Temperate Highlands

Author: 
David A. West
Reviewer: 
Amy Cox Hall

Cox Hall on West, 'Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller'


David A. West. Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller. Tallahassee: University Press of Florida, 2016. 344 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6260-0.

Reviewed by Amy Cox Hall (Amherst College)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Jeremy M. Campbell
Reviewer: 
Antoine Acker

Acker on Campbell, 'Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon'


Jeremy M. Campbell. Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. xx + 231 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99529-8.

Reviewed by Antoine Acker
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Modeling Time in the Amazon

Author: 
Susanna B. Hecht
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Eaglin

Eaglin on Hecht, 'The Scramble for the Amazon and the "Lost Paradise" of Euclides da Cunha'


Susanna B. Hecht. The Scramble for the Amazon and the "Lost Paradise" of Euclides da Cunha. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. xv + 612 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-32281-0.

Reviewed by Jennifer Eaglin (Ohio State University)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Teresa Cribelli
Reviewer: 
José Juan Pérez Meléndez

Pérez Meléndez on Cribelli, 'Industrial Forests and Mechanical Marvels Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Brazil'


Teresa Cribelli. Industrial Forests and Mechanical Marvels Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Brazil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 254 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-10056-5.

Reviewed by José Juan Pérez Meléndez (European University Institute)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Casey M. Lurtz

Author: 
Timothy Stewart-Winter
Reviewer: 
Emily Hobson

Hobson on Downs, 'Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation' and Stewart-Winter, 'Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics'


Jim Downs. Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 272 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03270-9.Timothy Stewart-Winter. Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics. Politics and Culture in Modern America Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 320 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4791-6.

Author: 
Bill Nasson
Reviewer: 
Richard N. Price

Price on Nasson, 'History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970-2016'


Bill Nasson. History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970-2016. Cape Town and Johannesburg: Penguin Random House South Africa, 2016. 204 pp. $20.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-77609-027-3.

Reviewed by Richard N. Price (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Michael D. Wise
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Rutherford

Rutherford on Wise, 'Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies'


Michael D. Wise. Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 210 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4981-3.

Reviewed by Stephanie Rutherford (Trent University)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Justin Pearce
Reviewer: 
Nuno Vidal

Vidal on Pearce, 'Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002'


Justin Pearce. Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975-2002. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 204 pp. $103.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-07964-9.

Reviewed by Nuno Vidal (Centro de Estudos Internacionais - ISCTE-IUL)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

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