Re: Author Interview--David K. Thomson (Bonds of War) Part 1

All of this is fascinating. I look forward to reading Professor Thompson's book.

I am sure he knows of the neglected short book by William E. Dodd: ROBERT J WALKER: IMPERIALIST (1914). (Dodd of course became FDR's first ambassador to Nazi Germany and was Howard K. Beale's undergraduate teacher. Beale developed the once famous Beale thesis that gave an economic interpretation of Reconstruction. Beale in turn was C. Vann Woodward's teacher.)

Author Interview--David K. Thomson (Bonds of War) Part 1

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature David K. Thomson to talk about his new book, Bonds of War: How Civil War Financial Agents Sold the World on the Union, published by the University of North Carolina Press in April 2022.

David Thomson is assistant professor of history at Sacred Heart University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

To start, Dave, how did you get interested in such a head exploding topic as bond and war finance?

Recent podcasts on the New Books Network's related to Ukrainian studies


Dear Colleagues,

As part of a new initiative at H-Ukraine, we are publishing information about recently featured books at the New Books Network, a channel dedicated to promoting new scholarship through author interviews, in Ukrainian studies either in a broader regional and a historical context.  Below, you will find links to some of the recent podcasts. 

CFP: Medieval Finance Workshop – Medieval Government: Innovation and Experimentation – deadline 19 February 2021

Call for Papers

This online workshop, hosted by University of Reading, will be held on Tuesday 27 April 2021. We are inviting abstracts (300 words) from Postgraduate Research and Early Career Historians for papers to be presented at the workshop on the subject of Medieval Government Finance: Innovation and Experimentation.

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