Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of August 4 - 10, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

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Recent Items For Scholars

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Andrew Pettegree
Reviewer: 
Jon Marshall

Marshall on Pettegree, 'The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know about Itself'


Andrew Pettegree. The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know about Itself. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 445 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17908-8.

Reviewed by Jon Marshall (Northwestern University)
Published on Jhistory (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Molly W. Berger
Reviewer: 
Sean Seyer

Seyer on Berger, 'Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829-1929'


Molly W. Berger. Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829-1929. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $34.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-4214-1992-3.

Reviewed by Sean Seyer (University of Kansas)
Published on H-USA (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Donna Sinclair

Author: 
Gregg Bocketti
Reviewer: 
Marshall C. Eakin

Eakin on Bocketti, 'Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil'


Gregg Bocketti. Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016. 320 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6255-6.

Reviewed by Marshall C. Eakin (Vanderbilt University)
Published on H-Nationalism (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

Author: 
Karlos Hill
Reviewer: 
Tameka Bradley Hobbs

Hobbs on Hill, 'Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory'


Karlos Hill. Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 136 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-62037-7.

Reviewed by Tameka Bradley Hobbs (Florida Memorial University)
Published on H-Law (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Michael J. Pfeifer

Author: 
Bradley Naranch, Geoff Eley, eds.
Reviewer: 
Edward Snyder

Snyder on Naranch and Eley, 'German Colonialism in a Global Age'


Bradley Naranch, Geoff Eley, eds. German Colonialism in a Global Age. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 419 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5723-0.

Reviewed by Edward Snyder (Chowan University)
Published on H-TGS (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Benjamin Bryce

Author: 
Peter Gough
Reviewer: 
Philip Bohlman

Bohlman on Gough, 'Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West'


Peter Gough. Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West. Music in American Life Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 304 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03904-1.

Reviewed by Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago)
Published on H-Music (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Lars Fischer

A Moment in History when Singing and Listening to Diversity Made Americans More Alike Than Different

Author: 
Marco Musillo
Reviewer: 
Macabe Keliher

Keliher on Musillo, 'The Shining Inheritance: Italian Painters at the Qing Court, 1699–1812'


Marco Musillo. The Shining Inheritance: Italian Painters at the Qing Court, 1699–1812. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2016. vii + 184 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60606-474-0.

Reviewed by Macabe Keliher (West Virginia University)
Published on H-Italy (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Matt Vester

Author: 
Robert Heynen
Reviewer: 
William Smaldone

Smaldone on Heynen, 'Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany'


Robert Heynen. Degeneration and Revolution: Radical Cultural Politics and the Body in Weimar Germany. New York: Haymarket Books, 2015. 678 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60846-637-5.

Reviewed by William Smaldone (Willamette University)
Published on H-Socialisms (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Gary Roth

Left Cultural Politics in Weimar

Author: 
Gerhard Paul Gross
Reviewer: 
Robert Kirchubel

Kirchubel on Gross, 'The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger'


Gerhard Paul Gross. The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger. Ed. David T. Zabecki. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 464 pp. $49.79 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6837-1.

Reviewed by Robert Kirchubel (Purdue University)
Published on H-War (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Farewell to German Operational and General Staff Excellence

Author: 
John Kierulf
Reviewer: 
Thomas E. Doyle, II

Doyle, II on Kierulf, 'Disarmament under International Law'


John Kierulf. Disarmament under International Law. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. 296 pp. $32.81 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4823-7.

Reviewed by Thomas E. Doyle, II (Texas State University)
Published on H-Diplo (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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