Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of March 17 - 23, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

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What's New For Teachers

Mildred S. Lucas elected as jailer of Daviess County

Mildred Summers Lucas of Owensboro has an interesting story - and though we're not sure how she herself felt about woman suffrage, it's worth sharing as part of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project. Lucas was certainly the victim of misogynist sentiment against Kentucky women's full citizenship. She was born in Fairfax County, Va., to Wm. F. and Mariana (Johnson) Summers, and she married W.J. Lucas on October 4, 1865. She and W.J. Lucas had six childen: Thomas M., A. Blanch, G. Summers, Forrest F., Eegina B. and Anna B.

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Recent Calls for Papers

MPCA/ACA: Race & Ethnicity Area CFP - St. Louis

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals: RACE & ETHNICITY AREA

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

St. Louis, MO

Proposal Submission Deadline: APRIL 30, 2017

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Main Conference: Thursday – Sunday, October 18-22, 2017

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Address: 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102        Phone: 314-655-1234

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
J. Justin Castro
Reviewer: 
Sarah Foss

Foss on Castro, 'Radio in Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, 1897–1938'


J. Justin Castro. Radio in Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, 1897–1938. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. Illustrations. 280 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-8678-8; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-6844-9.

Reviewed by Sarah Foss (Indiana University)
Published on Jhistory (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Noeleen McIlvenna
Reviewer: 
Timothy Fritz

Fritz on McIlvenna, 'The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South'


Noeleen McIlvenna. The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 158 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2403-7.

Reviewed by Timothy Fritz (Mount St. Mary's University)
Published on H-Slavery (March, 2017)
Commissioned by David M. Prior

Author: 
Tojŏn Chŏng, Hamhŏ Tŭkt'ong
Reviewer: 
Seong Uk Kim

Kim on Chŏng and Tŭkt'ong, 'Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tŭkt'ong (Kihwa)'


Tojŏn Chŏng, Hamhŏ Tŭkt'ong. Korea's Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tŭkt'ong (Kihwa). Translated and with an introduction by A. Charles Muller. Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2015. 192 pp. $52.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8248-5380-8.

Reviewed by Seong Uk Kim (Columbia University)
Published on H-Buddhism (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Hwansoo Kim

Author: 
César Braga-Pinto, Mendonça, Fátima
Reviewer: 
Drew Thompson

Thompson on Braga-Pinto and Mendonça and Fátima, 'João Albasini e as luzes de Nwandzengele: Jornalismo e política em Moçambique, 1908-1922'


César Braga-Pinto, Mendonça, Fátima. João Albasini e as luzes de Nwandzengele: Jornalismo e política em Moçambique, 1908-1922. Maputo: Alcance Editores, 2014. Illustrations. 414 pp. $34.00 (paper).

Reviewed by Drew Thompson (Bard College)
Published on H-Luso-Africa (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Philip J. Havik

Social Commentary, Political Activism, and the Origins of the Press in Mozambique

Author: 
Stephen Legg
Reviewer: 
Sandy Chang

Chang on Legg, 'Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India'


Stephen Legg. Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. xi + 281 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5773-5; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5759-9.

Reviewed by Sandy Chang (University of Texas)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Prostitution and Empire

Author: 
Gary Ferguson
Reviewer: 
Catherine Fletcher

Fletcher on Ferguson, 'Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe'


Gary Ferguson. Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 232 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0237-2.

Reviewed by Catherine Fletcher (Swansea University)
Published on H-Histsex (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Katherine Harvey

Author: 
David Wheat
Reviewer: 
Christopher Crenshaw

Crenshaw on Wheat, 'Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640'


David Wheat. Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 352 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2341-2.

Reviewed by Christopher Crenshaw (Florida State University)
Published on H-Florida (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jeanine A. Clark Bremer

Author: 
George Edward Milne
Reviewer: 
F. Evan Nooe

Nooe on Milne, 'Natchez Country: Indians, Colonists, and the Landscapes of Race in French Louisiana'


George Edward Milne. Natchez Country: Indians, Colonists, and the Landscapes of Race in French Louisiana. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. 313 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4750-9.

Reviewed by F. Evan Nooe (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
Published on H-Florida (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jeanine A. Clark Bremer

Author: 
Fred Turner
Reviewer: 
Katie Simpson

Simpson on Turner, 'The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties'


Fred Turner. The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 376 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-81746-0; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-32589-7.

Reviewed by Katie Simpson (University of California-San Diego)
Published on Jhistory (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Kevin G. Barnhurst
Reviewer: 
Philip Glende

Glende on Barnhurst, 'Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital'


Kevin G. Barnhurst. Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital. History of Communication Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. 320 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-09840-6.

Reviewed by Philip Glende (Indiana State University)
Published on Jhistory (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

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