The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

Books available for review: Please contact Professor Hong-Ming Liang, Chief Editor, at: HLIANG (AT) CSS.EDU
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The Middle Ground Journal/CSS History and Politics Club Student Ambassador/Internship Program

Books available for review

The journal is also seeking reviews from students and teachers of books and other artifacts (documentaries, films, music, art, and so on) currently in your possession, particularly those you have used in a course. Please contact the chief editor with proposals, or books you wish to review so that the journal may seek copies.


This list will be updated periodically.



From May 2013; Due August 31, 2013 See the journal's Submission Guidelines page for instructions

Berkhofer, Fashioning History: current practices and principles [Palgrave Macmillan][no longer available]

Blackmore, Moorings: Portuguese expansion and the writing of Africa [MN][no longer available]

Crosby, Ecological Imperialism: the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900 [Cambridge][no longer available]

Crossley, The Wobbling Pivot: China since 1800 [Wiley Blackwell][no longer available]

Davidson, Only Muslim: embodying Islam in twentieth-century France [Cornell][no longer available]

Daryaee, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History [Oxford][no longer available]

Davis, The Rise of the Atlantic Economies [Cornell][no longer available]

Frost, Never One Nation; freaks, savages, and whiteness in US popular culture, 1850-1877 [MN][no longer available]

Han, An Imperial Path to Modernity: Yoshino Sakuzo and a new liberal order in East Asia, 1905-1937 [Harvard][no longer available]

Hansen, Melancholia of Freedom: social life in an Indian township in South Africa [Princeton][no longer available]

Heng, Sino-Malay Trade and Diplomacy: from the 10th through the 14th century [Ohio][no longer available]

Keekes, The Roots of Evil [Cornell][no longer available]

Klein, The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War Updated Edition [Chicago][no longer available]

Lauria-Santiago, An Agrarian Republic: commercial agriculture and the politics of peasant communities in El Salvador, 1823-1914 [no longer available]

Lee, ed., The Long Duree and world-systems analysis [SUNY][no longer available]

Marks, China: its environment and history [Rowman and Littlefield][][no longer available]

Olson, Vikings Across the Atlantic: emigration and the building of a greater Norway, 1860-1945 [no longer available]

Rithschild, The Inner Life of Empires: an eighteeth-century history [Princeton][no longer available]

Seth, A History of Korea; from antiquity to the present [Rowman and Littlefield] [no longer available]

Shepard, The Invention of Decolonization: the Algerian war and the remaking of France [Cornell][no longer available]

Stearns, The Industrial Revolution in World History -- 4th ed. [Westview][no longer available]

Tilley, Africa as a Living Laboratory: empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870-1950[no longer available]

Torrent, Displomacy and Nation-Building in Africa: Franco-British relations and Cameroon at the end of empire [Tauris][no longer available]

Valentino, Final Solutions: mass killing and genocide in the 20th century [Cornell][no longer available]

Walker, Thailand's Political Peasants: power in the modern rural economy [Wisconsin][no longer available]

The following are invited reviews, no longer available:

Anderson, The Lakota Ghost Dance of 1890 [Nebraska][Paul J]

Blanchard and Hickey, eds., New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue: theoretical insights into its origins, dynamics, and prospects [Routledge]

Getz and Clarke, Abina and the Important Men: a graphic history [Oxford][Opolot]

Koot, Empire at the Periphery: British colonists, Anglo-Dutch trade, and the development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713 [NYU][Kim R]

Kulke and Rothermund, A History of India -- 5th ed., [Routledge][Kim R.]

Miller, Europe and the Maritime World: a 20th century history [Oxford][Kim R.]

Morrisson, ed., Trade and Markets in Byzantium [Harvard][AA]

Peebles, Voices of South Asia [ME Sharpe][Kim R.]

Saada, Empire's Children: race, filiation, and citizenship in the French colonies [Chicago][Jill G.]

Sandgren, Mau Mau'sChildren: the making of Kenya's postcolonial elite [Wisconsin][Opolot]

Steinmetz, ed., State/Culture: state-formation after the cultural turn [Cornell][Jeanne]

Yang, et al., eds., Toward a History Beyond Borders: Contentious Issues in Sino-Japanese Relations [Harvard][Rob]

Zarrow, After Empire: the conceptual transformation of the Chinese state, 1885-1924 [Stanford][Rob]

The following are invited reviews reserved for graduate students, sponsored by our editor Sarah, no longer available:

Austin, A Falklands Diary: winds of change in a distant colony [Radcliffe]

Cleveland and Bunton, A History of the Modern Middle East [Westview]

Cuno, Museums Matter: in praise of the encyclopedic museum [Chicago]

Gibbon, Archaeology of Minnesota; the prehistory of the upper Mississippi river region [Minnesota]

Hyde, Empires, Nations and Families [Cornell]

Matthew, Memories of Conquest: becoming Mexicano in colonial Guatemala [UNC]

Norment, In the Memory of the Map; a cartographic memoir [Iowa]

Standard, Selling the Congo: a history of European pro-empire propaganda and the making of Belgian imperialism [Nebraska]

2 documentaries:

Routher, Brothers on the Line

Lichstein, As Goes janesville

Storm the Dog

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