Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

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

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2017.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: The Other Globalisers: How the Socialist and the Non-Aligned World Shaped the Rise of Post-War Economic Globalisation

Call for Papers:  The Other Globalisers: How the Socialist and the Non-Aligned World Shaped the Rise of Post-War Economic Globalisation

 

University of Exeter, 6-7 July 2017

 

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Recent Items For Scholars

Re: Were African Americans drafted under the 1863 Militia Act?

Prof. Knupfer's has helpfully clarified his original intervention. Prompted by my discussion in "Freedom National" of the way slaves were recruited into the Union army in the southern states, Prof. Knupfer asked whether in fact any blacks were ever drafted. I replied by pointing out that recruitment in the slave states was organized very differently than the way it was organized in the northern states. I was arguing the very point that Prof. Knupfer now makes: that conscription and impressment were hard to distinguish in the South, and that it was controversial for just that reason.

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Latest from H-Net Reviews

Author: 
Ellen Davina Haskell
Reviewer: 
Federico Dal Bo

Dal Bo on Haskell, 'Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity'


Ellen Davina Haskell. Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060043-3.

Reviewed by Federico Dal Bo (Marie Curie fellow at the Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Published on H-Judaic (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Katja Vehlow

Author: 
Steve Bradshaw
Reviewer: 
Sibylle Zavala

Zavala on Steve Bradshaw, 'Anthropocene'


Steve Bradshaw. Anthropocene. Oley, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2015. Documentary film, DVD, 97 mins.

Reviewed by Sibylle Zavala (Environmental Consultant, Board Member of the Association for Biology, Biosciences and Biomedicine in Germany in Bavaria (VBIO e.V.))
Published on H-Water (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Yan Gao

Humans' Signature on Planet Earth

Author: 
Frank Van Nuys
Reviewer: 
Tim Lehman

Lehman on Van Nuys, 'Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West'


Frank Van Nuys. Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. xiv + 338 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2131-6.

Reviewed by Tim Lehman (Rocky Mountain College)
Published on H-Environment (February, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michael Jones
Reviewer: 
Basit Hammad Qureshi

Qureshi on Jones, 'Bosworth 1485: The Battle That Transformed England'


Michael Jones. Bosworth 1485: The Battle That Transformed England. New York: Pegasus Books, 2015. Maps. 256 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60598-859-7.

Reviewed by Basit Hammad Qureshi (University of Minnesota)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Van Nguyen Duong, Nghia M. Vo
Reviewer: 
John Aylesworth

Aylesworth on Duong and Vo, 'Inside An Lộc: The Battle to Save Saigon, April-May 1972'


Van Nguyen Duong, Nghia M. Vo. Inside An Lộc: The Battle to Save Saigon, April-May 1972. Jefferson: McFarland, 2015. 268 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9934-2.

Reviewed by John Aylesworth (Texas State University)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Stig Jarle Hansen
Reviewer: 
Charlie Thomas

Thomas on Hansen, 'Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012'


Stig Jarle Hansen. Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 208 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-932787-4; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-026482-6.

Reviewed by Charlie Thomas (Air University, eSchool of Graduate PME)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
J. P. Harris
Reviewer: 
Christopher N. Blaker

Blaker on Harris, 'Vietnam's High Ground: Armed Struggle for the Central Highlands, 1954-1965'


J. P. Harris. Vietnam's High Ground: Armed Struggle for the Central Highlands, 1954-1965. Modern War Studies Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2016. Illustrations, maps. 552 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2283-2.

Reviewed by Christopher N. Blaker (Oakland University)
Published on H-War (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Leslie K. Wang
Reviewer: 
Catherine Ceniza Choy

Ceniza Choy on Wang, 'Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China'


Leslie K. Wang. Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 208 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0011-9.

Reviewed by Catherine Ceniza Choy (University of California Berkeley)
Published on H-Diplo (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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

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