2016-17 Faculty Publications

The Department of History at Western Michigan University proudly recognizes our faculty for their scholarly achievement through their outstanding publishing efforts. Research regularly appears in leading academic journals and periodicals and is frequently cited by the press. For additional publications, visit faculty directory pages and scholarworks.wmich.edu.

Books, Edited Works and exhibitions


Berto, Luigi Andrea. I raffinati metodi d’indagine e il mestiere dello storico. L’alto medioevo italiano All’inizio del terzo millennio.2016.

Berto, Luigi Andrea. Italian Carolingian Historical and Poetic Texts. 2016.Borish, Linda, ed. Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Second Ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2017

Borish, Linda, ed. The Routledge History of American Sport. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Kachun, Mitch. First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Strong, Anise. Prostitutes and Matrons in the Roman World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Xiong, Victor. A Historical Dictionary of Medieval China. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.

Xiong, Victor. Luoyang: A Study of Capital Cities and Urban Form in Premodern China, 1038 BCE to 938 CE. London:Routledge, 2016.

Articles and Chapters

Berkhofer, Robert. “Forgerty and Pope Alexander III’s Decretal on Scripta Authentica,”in Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue.  Berkeley: University of CaliforniaPress, 2016, 83-99.

Berto, Luigi Andrea. “I Musulmani nelle cronache dell’Italia centro-settentrionale altomedievale(secoli VIII-XI).” Mediterranean Chronicle (2016)

Berto, Luigi Andrea. “Memory and Propaganda in Venice after the Fourth Crusade.”Mediterranean Studies 24, no. 2 (2016): 111-138.

Hadden, Sally. “Writing (and Rewriting) State Constitutions in the Early Republic: Ideas thatState Constitutions Borrowed from Each Other,” in Les Constitutions: Des Revolutions a L’epreuve Du Temps En Europe et Aux Etats Unis/Constitutions: On-going Revolutions in Europe and the United States, ed. Marie-Elisabeth Baudoin and Marie Bolton. Paris: Librairie generale de droit et de jurisprudence, 2017, 59-82.

Pyenson, Lewis. “Einstein the Mathematician.” 100 Mathematicians from Ancient Greece To Modern Times. Tokyo:Nippon Hyoronsha, 2017, 272-275.

Pyenson, Lewis. “Realization in Arts and Sciences.” Leonardo 50, no. 2 (2017): 227-229.

Rubin, Eli. “Amnesipolis: Macht, Raum und Plattenbau in Nordost-Berlin.” Deutschland Archiv (2016)

Rubin, Eli. “Beyond Domination: Socialism, Everyday Life in East German HousingSettlements, and NewDirections in GDR Historiography.” Imaginations 8:1 (2017)http://imaginations.csj.ualberta.ca/?p=9471

Strong, Anise. “The Rape of Lucretia,” in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen, ed. Antony Augoustakis andMonica Cyrino. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.

Warren, Wilson J., Gordon P. Andrews, and James P. Cousins. “Historians Need to Collaboratewith K-12 History Educators More Than Ever.” Teaching History 42, no. 1 (2017): 36-46.

Warren, Wilson J. “Local 1’s Unionism and the Transformation of Iowa’s Politics, 1939-1970.” Annals of Iowa 76,no. 1 (2017): 71-113.

Yoshida, Takashi. “Local History and War Memories in Hokkaido.” Journal of Japanese Studies  43, no. 2 (2017): 439-443.

Yoshida, Takashi. “Remembering Colonial Korea in Postwar Japan,” in “History Wars” and Reconciliationin Japan and Korea: The Roles of Historians, Artists and Activists. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016, 17-32.

Reviews (books, exhibitions, etc.)

Kachun, Mitch. Review of Black Newspapers and the Chosen Nation, by Benjamin Fagan. Civil War Book Review online(Winter 2017)

Kachun, Mitch. Review of The Long Emancipation, by Ira Berlin. Journal of American History 103, no. 4 (March2017): 1035-1036.

Koenig, Joshua. Review of Imagining Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die, by Kara L. McCormack.H-Net Review (September 2016)

Pyenson, Lewis. Review of Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of WesternDominance, by Michael Adas. Historian 79, no. 2 (2017): 417-419.

Warren, Wilson J. Review of Food in the Civil War Era: The North, by Helen Zoe Veit, ed. Middle West Review3, no. 2 (2017): 105-107.

Warren, Wilson J. Review of Henry Ford’s Plan for the American Suburb: Dearborn and Detroit, by Heather B.Barrow. Labor 14, no. 2 (2017): 100-102.

Warren, Wilson J. Review of Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard and the World It Made, by Dominic A.Pacyga. Journal of American History 103, no. 3 (2016): 782-783.