2009-10 Faculty Publications

Department of History faculty at Western Michigan University regularly write books and are published in leading academic journals and periodicals.

Books, Edited Works, and Exhibitions

Maier, Paul. Eusebio – Historia  de la Iglesi  [Spanish edition of Eusebius – The Church History] (Grand Rapids:  Editorial Portavoz, 2010).

Maier, Paul.The Real Story of the Exodus.  St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House,  

Sriver, Tom. [Pyenson, Lewis R.], True Jacob: A Novel. Kalamazoo: Fair Oaks Editions, 2009. [pseudonymous].

Xiong, Victor. A to Z of Medieval China (paperback edition of A Historical Dictionary of Medieval China. Scarecrow Press, 2009.)Scarecrow Press, 2010.

Articles, Chapters, and Others

Berto, Luigi. “Remembering Old and New Rulers: Lombards and Carolingians in Carolingian Italian Memory.” Medieval History Journal 13(2010): 23-53.

Beyan, Amos J.  “The Atlantic Ocean Slave Trade.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, Vol. I, edited by F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo, 103-105. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Beyan, Amos J. “Alexander Crummell.”  In The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, Vol. I, edited by F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo 259-262. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Beyan, Amos J. “The Middle Passage.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, Vol. I, edited by F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Borish, Linda J. “Transformations in American Sport History.” Journal of Sport History 36(Fall 2009): 401-410.

Nassaney, Michael Shakir, and J.A. Brandão. “Material Expressions of French Identity at Eighteenth-Century Fort St. Joseph: A Mission-Garrison-Trading Post Complex on the Edge of Empire.” In The Materiality of Individuality, edited by Carolyn White. New York, 2009.

Brandão, J.A. & Michael Shakir Nassaney. “Suffering for Jesus: Penitential Practices at Fort St. Joseph (Niles, MI) During the French Regime.” The Catholic Historical Review 94 (July 2008): 476-99. Reprinted in Fleuves, rivières et colonies. Le cas français (XVIIe-XIXe siècle), 271-90. Mickaël Augeron et Robert Duplessis, dir. Paris, French Colonial Historical Society/Les Indes Savantes, 2010.

Chiarappa, Michael, and Kristin Szylvian. “Heeding the Landscape’s Usable Past: Public History in the Service of a WorkingWaterfront.” Buildings and Landscapes 16(Fall 2009): 86-113.

Hadden, Sally. “DeSaussure and Ford: A Charleston Law Firm of the 1790s.” In Transformations in American Legal History: Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horwitz, edited by Daniel Hamilton and Alfred Brophy, 85-108. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.

Kachun, Mitch. “Antebellum African Americans, Public Commemoration, and the Haitian Revolution: A Problem of Historical Mythmaking.” In African Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents, edited by Jackson and Bacon. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Kachun, Mitch. “’Big Jim’ Parker and the Assassination of William McKinley: Patriotism, Nativism, Anarchism, and the Struggle for African American Citizenship.” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 9(January 2010): 93-116.

Maier, Paul. “Did Jesus Really Exist?” In The Evidence for God, edited by William A. Dembski and Michael R. Licona, 143-147.Grand Rapids:  Baker Boos, 2010.

Maier, Paul. “Tracking the ‘Moral Growth’ of God?”  A Response to Robert Wright, The Evolution of God in Christian Research Journal 33(2009): 52-54.
Pyenson, Lewis R. “Do Public Research Universities Really Merit Protection?” Chronicle of Higher Education February 5, 2010: A38.          

Xiong, Victor. “Chang’an: Capital of Tang China.” In The Great Cities in History, edited by John Julius Norwich, 90-92. London: Thames and Hudson, 2009.

Book Reviews

Berkhofer III, Robert F. Review of The Serf, the Knight, and the Historian, by Dominique Barthélemy. CHOICE November, 2009.

Brandão, J.A.Review of Onontio le mediateur: La gestion des conflits amérindiens en Nouvelle-France, 1603-1717, by Maxime, Gohier. Canadian Historical Review, Spring 2010.

Brandão, J.A Review of Lines Drawn Upon the Water: First Nations and The Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands, edited by Karl S. Hele. Michigan Historical Review 35 (Fall 2009): 116-17.

Hadden, Sally. Review of Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery's Frontier, by Lea VanderVelde. American Historical Review 114 (2009): 1451-1452.

Kachun, Mitch. Review of Abolitionists Remember.  Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 133 (July 2009)

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl.  Review of Fruits and Plains:  The Horticultural Transformation of America, by Philip J. Pauly.  Winterthur Portfolio 44 (Summer/Autumn 2010):  257-258.

Lyon-Jenness, Cheryl.  Review of High Plains Horticulture:  A History, by John F. Freeman.  Agricultural History, 84 (Spring 2010):  258-259.

Martini, Edwin A. Review of Vietnam at War, by Mark Bradley. Journal of Vietnamese Studies 5 (Winter 2010), 218-221.

Palmitessa, James. Review of Eschatologie, V?d?ní a Politika. P?ísp?vek k d?jinám myšlení  pob?lohorsk?ho exilu, by Valdimir Urbanek.  Austrian History Yearbook 61 (2010): 284.

Pyenson, Lewis R. Review of Beyond Borders: Fresh Perspectives in History of Science, by Josep Simon and Nestor Hérran. British Journal for the History of Science 42 (2009): 299-301.  

Xiong, Victor. Review of Beacon Fire and Shooting Star: The Literary Culture of the Liang (502–557) by Chinese Historical Review17 (2010),110–113.