Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

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

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Fellowships in Global and Community Health

Fellowships available for Master's of Science in Community and Global Health - Please share with interested students!

The International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) at Clark University announces several student fellowship opportunities for a Master of Health Science (MHS) in Community and Global Health.

 

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Items For Scholars

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Author: 
Matthew Dallek
Reviewer: 
Justus Doenecke

Doenecke on Dallek, 'Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security'


Matthew Dallek. Defenseless under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-974312-4.

Reviewed by Justus Doenecke (New College of Florida)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Matthew J. Clavin
Reviewer: 
Joshua Butler

Butler on Clavin, 'Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern Frontiers'


Matthew J. Clavin. Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern Frontiers. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. 252 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-08822-1.

Reviewed by Joshua Butler (Florida State University)
Published on H-Slavery (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David M. Prior

Author: 
Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, Regina Rauxloh, eds.
Reviewer: 
Bert Frandsen

Frandsen on Aaronson and Aslam and Dyson and Rauxloh, 'Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications'


Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, Regina Rauxloh, eds. Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications. New York: Routledge Press Ltd., 2015. 264 pp. $155.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-73020-4.

Reviewed by Bert Frandsen (Air War College)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Carrie Dilley, Paul N. Backhouse
Reviewer: 
Ramie Gougeon

Gougeon on Dilley and Backhouse, 'Thatched Roofs and Open Sides: The Architecture of Chickees and Their Changing Role in Seminole Society'


Carrie Dilley, Paul N. Backhouse. Thatched Roofs and Open Sides: The Architecture of Chickees and Their Changing Role in Seminole Society. Florida Quincentennial Series. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2015. Illustrations. 216 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6153-5.

Reviewed by Ramie Gougeon (University of West Florida)
Published on H-AmIndian (February, 2017)
Commissioned by F. Evan Nooe

Author: 
Allison E. Fagan
Reviewer: 
John Alba Cutler

Cutler on Fagan, 'From the Edge: Chicana/o Border Literature and the Politics of Print'


Allison E. Fagan. From the Edge: Chicana/o Border Literature and the Politics of Print. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 212 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-8379-2.

Reviewed by John Alba Cutler (Northwestern University)
Published on H-LatAm (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Andrae Marak

Author: 
Gregg Gardner
Reviewer: 
Joshua Schwartz

Schwartz on Gardner, 'The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism'


Gregg Gardner. The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 251 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-09543-4.

Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz (Bar-Ilan University)
Published on H-Judaic (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Charity with Dignity

Author: 
Laurinda S. Dixon
Reviewer: 
Will Rogers

Rogers on Dixon, 'The Dark Side of Genius: The Melancholic Persona in Art, ca. 1500-1700'


Laurinda S. Dixon. The Dark Side of Genius: The Melancholic Persona in Art, ca. 1500-1700. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013. xii + 254 pp. $93.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-05935-8; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-05936-5.

Reviewed by Will Rogers (University of Louisiana, Munroe)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Constantin Bărbulescu
Reviewer: 
Alex Drace-Francis

Drace-Francis on Bărbulescu, 'România medicilor: Medici, ţărani şi igienă rurală în România de la 1860 la 1910'


Constantin Bărbulescu. România medicilor: Medici, ţărani şi igienă rurală în România de la 1860 la 1910. Societate şi civilizaţie Series. Bucharest: Editura Humanitas, 2015. 360 pp. $10.00 (paper), ISBN 978-973-50-4762-7.

Reviewed by Alex Drace-Francis (University of Amsterdam)
Published on H-Romania (January, 2017)
Commissioned by R. Chris Davis

Author: 
Brian Gabrial
Reviewer: 
Michael E. Woods

Woods on Brooks, 'Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics' and Gabrial, 'The Press and Slavery in America, 1791-1859: The Melancholy Effect of Popular Excitement'


Corey M. Brooks. Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics. American Beginnings, 1500-1900 Series. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2016. 336 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-30728-2.Brian Gabrial. The Press and Slavery in America, 1791-1859: The Melancholy Effect of Popular Excitement. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2016. 256 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-603-2.

Author: 
Joshua C. Blank
Reviewer: 
Mark Stolarik

Stolarik on Blank, 'Creating Kashubia: History, Memory, and Identity in Canada's First Polish Community'


Joshua C. Blank. Creating Kashubia: History, Memory, and Identity in Canada's First Polish Community. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016. 364 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4720-9.

Reviewed by Mark Stolarik (University of Ottawa)
Published on H-Nationalism (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Cristian Cercel

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