2011-12 Faculty Articles and Book Reviews

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

Articles, Chapters and Others

Berto, Luigi. “L’immagine delle élites longobarde nella ‘Historia Langobardorum Beneventanorum’ di Erchemperto.” Archivio Storico Italiano 170 (2012): 195-233.

Beyan, Amos. “Africanus, Leo.” In Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia , and Africa, Vol. 2, edited by Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, and Carolyn M. Elliot, 166-168. Newbury, CA: Sage Press, 2012.

Beyan, Amos.  “Delany, Martin.” In Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa,Vol. 2, edited by Andrea L. Stanton, Edward  Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, and Carolyn M. Elliot, 126-129. Newbury, CA: Sage Press, 2012.

Beyan, Amos.  “Liberia.” In Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, Vol. 2, edited by Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, and Carolyn M. Elliot, 168-172.  Newbury, CA: Sage Press, 2012.

Beyan, Amos.  “Sierra Leone.” In Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, Vol. 2, edited by Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, and Carolyn M. Elliot, 193-195. Newbury, CA: Sage Press, 2012.

Beyan, Amos.  “Trans-Saharan Trade.” In Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa  Vol. 2 edited by Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, and Carolyn M. Elliot, 186-189. Newbury, CA: Sage Press, 2012.

Beyan, Amos. “Triangular and Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.” In Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, Vol. 2,edited by Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, and Carolyn M. Elliot, 205-207. Newbury, CA: Sage Press, 2012.

Borish, Linda J. “Sports, United States Women.” In The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture, edited by Judith R. Baskin, 566-568. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Cousins, James. “The Trustees of Transylvania Seminary and Transylvania University: 1783-1817.” Kentucky Ancestors (Autumn, 2011): 23-40.

Dooley, Howard J. “The Great Leap Outward: China’s Maritime Renaissance.” The Journal of East Asian Affairs 26 (Spring/Summer 2012): 53-76.

Hadden, Sally. “The Business of Justice: Merchants in the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Arbitration in the 1780s and 1790s.” In The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Jonathan Daniel Wells and Jennifer R. Green, 16-39. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011.

Kachun, Mitch. “Celebrating Freedom: Juneteenth and the Emancipation Festival Tradition.” In Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial, edited by Thomas J. Brown.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Kachun, Mitch. "Michelle Obama, the Media Circus, and America’s Racial Obsession.” In Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in Election 2008, edited by Liette Patricia Gidlow. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2011.

Palmitessa, James. “Bohemia and Bohemian Crowns Lands.” In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, edited by Margaret King. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Palmitessa, James.  “Sixt of Ottersdorf’s Diarium of the Diet of 1575,” Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice 8, edited by Z.  David & D. Holeton, 262-281. Published under auspices of the Collegium Europaeum Research Group for the History of European Ideas, Filosofický ?asopis/Journal of Philosophy, Special Issue Number 3. Prague: Filosofia, 2011.

Rubin, EliUnderstanding a Car in the Context of a System: Trabants, Marzahn and East German Socialism.” In The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc, edited by Lewis Siegelbaum, 124-142. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011.

Strong, Anise. “Daughter and Employee: Mother-Daughter Bonds Among Prostitutes.” In Mothering and Motherhood in the Ancient World, edited by L. Peterson and P. Salzman. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2012.

Xiong, Victor. “The Miscellaneous Record of the Reign of the Great Enterprise and Sui Luoyang.” T’ang Studies 29 (2011): 6–26.

Book Reviews

Beyan, Amos. Review of Sudan: Darfur and Failure of an African State, by Richard Cockett. The Historian 74(Spring 2012): 90-92.

Brandão J.A., Review of The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701 by Jon Parmenter. Journal of American History 98 (March 2012): 1144-45.

Coryell, Janet. Review of First Lady of the Confederacy: Varina Davis's Civil War, by Joan E. Cashin. American Nineteenth Century History 12 (December 2011): 366-368.

Cousins, James.  Reviews of Risk Culture: Performance and Danger in Early America, Joseph Fichtelberg, and The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763, by Paul W. Mapp. Eighteenth-Century Studies 45 (Winter 2012): 304-307.

Cousins, James. Review of Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America, by Christopher J. Lukasik. The History Teacher 45 (February 2012): 310-311.

Cousins, James. Review of Frank L. McIvey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University, by Eric A. Moyen. Ohio Valley History 11 (Winter 2011): 94-95.

Cousins, James. Review of Cultivating Regionalism: Higher Education and the Making of the American Midwest, by Kenneth H. Wheeler. Ohio Valley History 12 (Spring 2012): 89-90.

Hadden, Sally. Review of George Van Cleve, A Slaveholders’ Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic, by George Van Cleve. Slavery and Abolition 33 (2012): 159-161.

Hadden, Sally. Review of Legal Publishing in Antebellum America, by Mchael Hoeflich. Journal of Legal History 32 (2011): 349-351.

Kachun, Mitch. Review of The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic, by Barbara A. Gannon. Civil War Book Review (www.cwbr.com) Winter 2012.

Pyenson, Lewis R. Reviews of El desierto en una vitrina: Museos e historia natural en la Argentina, 1810-1890, by Irina Podgorny and Maria Margaret Lopes, and From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870-1920, by Adriana Novoa and Alex Levine. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 42 (2012): 487-489.
 
Warren, Wilson J. Review of Teachers and Reform: Chicago Public Education, 1929-1970, by John F. Lyons.  Labor History 52(2011): 369-371.