Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2017)

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for the week of May 12 - 18, 2017

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What's New For Teachers

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Call for Papers: “1977-2017: The IWY National Women’s Conference In Retrospect” November 5-7, 2017, University of Houston

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1977 National Women’s Conference, the domestic answer to the United Nations’ International Women’s Year initiative.  The Houston Conference, as it came to be known, was the largest federally mandated gathering of American women in history.  On this occasion, 2000 delegates elected from fifty states and six territories and roughly 16,000 observers came together to craft a twenty-six plank National Plan of Action, submitted to President Jimmy Carter in 1978.  The conference remains one of the most imaginative and wide-ranging exercises in civic enga

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Henry Morgenthau and Mark L. Bristol information needed

Dear Colleagues:

I am looking for information regarding the personal lives of Morgenthau and Bristol.  Especially, their childhood information would be useful.  Any lead to their communication with each other, if available, would be very valuable.  If you can help, please contact me at hakan@ucf.edu

 

Thanks in advance

 

Hakan Ozoglu

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Author: 
Toyin Falola
Reviewer: 
Dele Layiwola

Layiwola on Falola, 'The Humanities in Africa: Knowledge Production, Universities, and the Transformation of Society'


Toyin Falola. The Humanities in Africa: Knowledge Production, Universities, and the Transformation of Society. Austin: Pan-African University Press, 2016. 443 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-943533-02-2.

Reviewed by Dele Layiwola (Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan)
Published on H-AfrArts (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Jean M. Borgatti

Author: 
Mark Jurdjevic
Reviewer: 
Michael Martoccio

Martoccio on Jurdjevic, 'A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli's Florentine Political Thought'


Mark Jurdjevic. A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavelli's Florentine Political Thought. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 312 pp. $54.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72546-1.

Reviewed by Michael Martoccio
Published on H-Italy (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Jeanette M. Fregulia

Machiavelli, Activist

Author: 
Anne Kirkham, Cordelia Warr, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dana Cushing

Cushing on Kirkham and Warr, 'Wounds in the Middle Ages'


Anne Kirkham, Cordelia Warr, eds. Wounds in the Middle Ages. History of Medicine in Context Series. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 271 pp. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-6569-0.

Reviewed by Dana Cushing (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Walter Kempowski
Reviewer: 
Mark Montesclaros

Montesclaros on Kempowski, 'Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich'


Walter Kempowski. Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. 512 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-24815-9.

Reviewed by Mark Montesclaros (U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Gordon Satellite Campus)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

“A Wagnerian Scene, an Image of Apocalypse”

Author: 
Gary Burns
Reviewer: 
Christopher N. Blaker

Blaker on Burns, 'Shipmates: The Men of LCS 52 in World War II'


Gary Burns. Shipmates: The Men of LCS 52 in World War II. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 272 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6687-7.

Reviewed by Christopher N. Blaker (Historical Society of Michigan)
Published on H-War (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Henry Wai-Chung Yeung
Reviewer: 
Paul S. Ciccantell

Ciccantell on Yeung, 'Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy History'


Henry Wai-Chung Yeung. Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy History. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. 312 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5017-0256-3.

Reviewed by Paul S. Ciccantell (Western Michigan University)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Kerstin Fisk, Jennifer M. Ramos, ed.
Reviewer: 
Adrian Lewis

Lewis on Fisk and Ramos, 'Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare'


Kerstin Fisk, Jennifer M. Ramos, ed. Preventive Force: Drones, Targeted Killing, and the Transformation of Contemporary Warfare. New York: New York University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $89.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-5753-1; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-5765-4.

Reviewed by Adrian Lewis (The University of Kansas)
Published on H-Diplo (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Tanya Storch
Reviewer: 
Antonello Palumbo

Palumbo on Storch, 'The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography: Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka'


Tanya Storch. The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography: Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka. Amherst: Cambria Press, 2014. 266 pp. $109.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60497-877-3.

Reviewed by Antonello Palumbo (SOAS, University of London)
Published on H-Buddhism (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Gregory A. Scott

Author: 
Sumit Ganguly
Reviewer: 
Malcolm M. Craig

Craig on Ganguly, 'Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century'


Sumit Ganguly. Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xi + 176 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-76361-5; $26.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-12568-0.

Reviewed by Malcolm M. Craig (University of Edinburgh)
Published on H-Asia (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha

Author: 
Mohammed Gharipour, ed.
Reviewer: 
Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi

Demerdash-Fatemi on Gharipour, 'Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World'


Mohammed Gharipour, ed. Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World. Leiden: Brill, 2015. xxxviii + 542 pp. $254.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-27906-3.

Reviewed by Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi (Princeton University)
Published on H-AMCA (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Jessica Gerschultz

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