Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

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

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

Developing a Primary Source Lab Series: A Collaboration Between Special Collections and Subject Collections Librarians

New article of interest:

Rosenkranz, Adam; Burrow, Gale; and Crane, Lisa. "Developing a Primary Source Lab Series: A Collaboration Between Special Collections and Subject Collections Librarians." Collaborating for Impact: Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships. Edited by Kristen Totleben and Lori Birrell. Chicago: ACRL:/ALA, 2016. 163-86.

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Recent Calls for Papers

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Moving Beyond Paternalism: Supplicants, Saviors and the Politics of Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking in Africa

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: An International Conference, 29th November to 1st December, 2017

Moving Beyond Paternalism: Supplicants, Saviors and the Politics of Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking in Africa

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Gender and World History

Kara makes a convincing argument in response to Simon’s first comments about the “add and stir” method of women in history. While sources that recount the presence and achievements of men are aplenty, finding ways to uncover the contributions of women to history requires a different reading/approach to primary sources. Material culture and records of observed cultural practices (lady’s handbooks written by women, cookbooks etc.) have the potential to produce the same caliber of work.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Bruce D. Epperson
Reviewer: 
Steven G. Noll

Noll on Epperson, 'Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931'


Bruce D. Epperson. Roads through the Everglades: The Building of the Ingraham Highway, the Tamiami Trail and Conners Highway, 1914-1931. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 276 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6479-8.

Reviewed by Steven G. Noll (University of Florida)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Nancy K. Berlage
Reviewer: 
Christopher Clark

Clark on Berlage, 'Farmers Helping Farmers: The Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus, 1914-1935'


Nancy K. Berlage. Farmers Helping Farmers: The Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus, 1914-1935. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6330-6.

Reviewed by Christopher Clark (University of Connecticut)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Otto Schrag, Peter Schrag
Reviewer: 
Sebastian Huebel

Huebel on Schrag and Schrag, 'When Europe Was a Prison Camp: Father and Son Memoirs, 1940-1941'


Otto Schrag, Peter Schrag. When Europe Was a Prison Camp: Father and Son Memoirs, 1940-1941. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. Illustrations, map. 328 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01769-7.

Reviewed by Sebastian Huebel (University of British Columbia)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Caroline Shaw
Reviewer: 
Kevin Luginbill

Luginbill on Shaw, 'Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief'


Caroline Shaw. Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 328 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-020098-5.

Reviewed by Kevin Luginbill (Northern Illinois)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Bryce Evans
Reviewer: 
Augustine Meaher

Meaher on Evans, 'Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave'


Bryce Evans. Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Plato's Cave. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. 260 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-249-1.

Reviewed by Augustine Meaher (Air University)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Even a Neutral Nation is Changed Forever by the War

Author: 
Elisabetta Bini, Giuliano Garavini, Federico Romero, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nigel J. Ashton

Ashton on Bini and Garavini and Romero, 'Oil Shock: The 1973 Crisis and Its Economic Legacy'


Elisabetta Bini, Giuliano Garavini, Federico Romero, eds. Oil Shock: The 1973 Crisis and Its Economic Legacy. International Library of Twentieth Century History Series. London: I. B. Tauris, 2016. 336 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78453-556-8.

Reviewed by Nigel J. Ashton (London School of Economics)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Sara Newman
Reviewer: 
Jane Buckingham

Buckingham on Newman, 'Writing Disability: A Critical History'


Sara Newman. Writing Disability: A Critical History. Disability in Society Series. Boulder: FirstForumPress, 2013. vii + 207 pp. $62.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-935049-54-8.

Reviewed by Jane Buckingham (University of Canterbury)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
William E. O'Brien
Reviewer: 
Nancy Murray

Murray on O'Brien, 'Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South'


William E. O'Brien. Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South. Designing the American Park Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. Illustrations. 208 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-155-6.

Reviewed by Nancy Murray (National Park Service)
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Jessica Elkind
Reviewer: 
Ngo Vinh Long

Long on Elkind, 'Aid under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War'


Jessica Elkind. Aid under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War. Studies in Conflict Diplomacy Peace Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 310 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6583-7.

Reviewed by Ngo Vinh Long (University of Maine)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Matthew Warner Osborn
Reviewer: 
Iain Smith

Smith on Osborn, 'Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic'


Matthew Warner Osborn. Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 280 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-09989-7.

Reviewed by Iain Smith (Gartnavel Royal Hospital)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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