Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of June 9 - June 15, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

William Nelson Cromwell Foundation research grants

In 2017, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation will make available a number of $5,000 fellowship awards to support research and writing in American legal history by early-career scholars. Early career generally includes those researching or writing a PhD dissertation (or equivalent project) and recent recipients of a graduate degree working on their first major monograph or research project. The number of awards made is at the discretion of the Foundation. In the past several years, the trustees of the Foundation have made five to nine awards.

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Recent Calls for Papers

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Research Query: Bahya ben Asher quoting a ḥadith?

C. D. Chavel, the editor of the Mossad haRav Kook edition of the commentary, is uncertain about the source and refers to Davidson "Otzar HaMeshalim v'ha-Pitgamim", p. 85 #1330. There are several similar sources listed there, including the very one from Rabbenu Bahya. The first source listed is from Musarei haPhilosofim by Hanin ibn As-haq (Iraq, 808-873 or 877 CE), translated to Hebrew by Yehuda Alharizi (12th-13th cent).

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Matthew Karp
Reviewer: 
Roger Bailey

Bailey on Karp, 'This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy'


Matthew Karp. This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73725-9.

Reviewed by Roger Bailey (University of Maryland, College Park)
Published on H-South (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Caitlin Verboon

Author: 
Leonardo Marques
Reviewer: 
Daniel Rood

Rood on Marques, 'The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867'


Leonardo Marques. The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21241-9.

Reviewed by Daniel Rood (University of Georgia)
Published on H-Slavery (June, 2017)
Commissioned by David M. Prior

Author: 
Walter Hauser, Kailash Chandra Jha, eds. and trans.
Reviewer: 
Donald W. Attwood

Attwood on Hauser and Jha, 'Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants: India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation of Swami Sahajanand's Memoir'


Walter Hauser, Kailash Chandra Jha, eds. and trans. Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants: India, 1889-1950: An Edited Translation of Swami Sahajanand's Memoir. Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2015. 708 pp. n.p. (cloth), ISBN 978-93-5098084-2.

Reviewed by Donald W. Attwood (McGill University)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Attwood on Hauser Peasants and Politics

Author: 
Larry E. Ivers
Reviewer: 
Matthew Jennings

Jennings on Ivers, 'This Torrent of Indians: War on the Southern Frontier, 1715-1728'


Larry E. Ivers. This Torrent of Indians: War on the Southern Frontier, 1715-1728. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2016. 292 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61117-606-3.

Reviewed by Matthew Jennings (Middle Georgia State University, Macon)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

A Torrent of Yamasee War Scholarship?

Author: 
Jennifer Wingate
Reviewer: 
Shane Peterson

Peterson on Wingate, 'Sculpting Doughboys: Memory, Gender, and Taste in America's World War I Memorials'


Jennifer Wingate. Sculpting Doughboys: Memory, Gender, and Taste in America's World War I Memorials. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013. 244 pp. $153.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-0655-6.

Reviewed by Shane Peterson (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Stephen Harding
Reviewer: 
Lisa Beckenbaugh

Beckenbaugh on Harding, 'Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Bomber, and the Last American Killed in World War II'


Stephen Harding. Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Bomber, and the Last American Killed in World War II. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, 2015. 288 pp. $26.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-306-82338-1.

Reviewed by Lisa Beckenbaugh (Air University, Air Command and Staff College)
Published on H-War (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Paul Rubinson
Reviewer: 
John Krige

Krige on Rubinson, 'Redefining Science: Scientists, the National Security State, and Nuclear Weapons in Cold War America'


Paul Rubinson. Redefining Science: Scientists, the National Security State, and Nuclear Weapons in Cold War America. Culture, Politics, and the Cold War Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2017. 324 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-244-7; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-243-0.

Author: 
Tim Allender
Reviewer: 
Geraldine Forbes

Forbes on Allender, 'Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820-1932'


Tim Allender. Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820-1932. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 352 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8579-6.

Reviewed by Geraldine Forbes (State University of New York, Oswego)
Published on H-Asia (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Femininity in Colonial India

Author: 
Eli Clare
Reviewer: 
Laurel Daen

Daen on Clare, 'Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure'


Eli Clare. Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6287-6; $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6276-0.

Reviewed by Laurel Daen (College of William & Mary)
Published on H-Disability (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Colin Barr, Hilary M. Carey, eds.
Reviewer: 
Donald MacRaild

MacRaild on Barr and Carey, 'Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750-1950'


Colin Barr, Hilary M. Carey, eds. Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750-1950. McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion Series. Montreal: McGill Queen's University Press, 2015. 472 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4570-0; $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4569-4.

Reviewed by Donald MacRaild (Ulster University)
Published on H-Diplo (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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