Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

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

New Funding and Job Opportunities

Funding: GHI Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The GHI awards short-term fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources located in the United States. We are particularly interested in research projects that fit into the following fields: German and European history, the history of German-American relations, and the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. These fellowships are also available to European doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history.

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What's New For Teachers

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Recent Calls for Papers

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Recent Items For Scholars

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

I really appreciate the contributions so far and will dig into the references that are coming in.

I'm grateful to Prof. Oakes for his clarification about the discussion of "drafting" blacks into the Union Army.  But I fear he misunderstands me, so I'll try to be a little clearer, if possible.

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Author: 
Blythe Alice Raviola, Franca Varallo, eds.
Reviewer: 
Maria Galli Stampino

Galli Stampino on Raviola and Varallo, 'L'infanta: Caterina d'Austria, duchessa di Savoia'


Blythe Alice Raviola, Franca Varallo, eds. L'infanta: Caterina d'Austria, duchessa di Savoia. Studi storici Carocci Series. Rome: Carocci, 2013. Illustrations. 566 pp. EUR 62.00 (paper), ISBN 978-88-430-5654-5.

Reviewed by Maria Galli Stampino (University of Miami)
Published on H-Italy (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Matt Vester

Author: 
Lily Sergueiew
Reviewer: 
Stacy Hushion

Hushion on Sergueiew, 'I Worked Alone: Diary of a Double Agent in World War II Europe'


Lily Sergueiew. I Worked Alone: Diary of a Double Agent in World War II Europe. Edited by Mary Kathryn Barbier. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2014. 320 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9613-6.

Reviewed by Stacy Hushion (University of Toronto)
Published on H-War (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Simon Read
Reviewer: 
Edmund Potter

Potter on Read, 'Winston Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondent'


Simon Read. Winston Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondent. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2015. 328 pp. $26.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-306-82381-7.

Reviewed by Edmund Potter (Mary Baldwin College)
Published on H-War (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Jonathan Ebel
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Whitt

Whitt on Ebel, 'G. I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion'


Jonathan Ebel. G. I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 256 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-17670-4.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Whitt (Army War College)
Published on H-War (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Carlos M. Coria-Sánchez, John T. Hyatt, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen Morris

Morris on Coria-Sánchez and Hyatt, 'Mexican Business Culture: Essays on Tradition, Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Commerce and the State'


Carlos M. Coria-Sánchez, John T. Hyatt, eds. Mexican Business Culture: Essays on Tradition, Ethics, Entrepreneurship and Commerce and the State. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 196 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6308-1.

Reviewed by Stephen Morris (Middle Tennessee State University)
Published on H-LatAm (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Andrae Marak

Author: 
Irving Chan Johnson
Reviewer: 
Erick White

White on Johnson, 'The Buddha on Mecca's Verandah: Encounters, Mobilities, and Histories along the Malaysian-Thai Border'


Irving Chan Johnson. The Buddha on Mecca's Verandah: Encounters, Mobilities, and Histories along the Malaysian-Thai Border. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012. 240 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99203-7; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99204-4.

Reviewed by Erick White (Cornell University)
Published on H-Buddhism (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Thomas Borchert

Author: 
László Borhi
Reviewer: 
Robert Weiner

Weiner on Borhi, 'Dealing with Dictators: The United States, Hungary, and Eastern Europe, 1942-1989'


László Borhi. Dealing with Dictators: The United States, Hungary, and Eastern Europe, 1942-1989. Translated by Jason Vincz. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. 562 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01939-4.

Reviewed by Robert Weiner (University of Massachusetts Boston)
Published on H-Diplo (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

Author: 
Mary Megan Chapman
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth DeWolfe

DeWolfe on Chapman, 'Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism, and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton'


Mary Megan Chapman. Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism, and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016. 352 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4722-3; $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4721-6.

Reviewed by Elizabeth DeWolfe (University of New England )
Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Irina Metzler
Reviewer: 
Winston Black

Black on Metzler, 'Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages'


Irina Metzler. Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-9636-5.

Reviewed by Winston Black (University of Tennessee)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sarah Phillips Casteel
Reviewer: 
Patrick Taylor

Taylor on Casteel, 'Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination'


Sarah Phillips Casteel. Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 336 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17440-4.

Reviewed by Patrick Taylor (York University)
Published on H-Caribbean (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Audra Abbe Diptee

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