2018-19 Faculty Publications

The Department of History at Western Michigan University proudly recognizes its 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.

Books, edited works and exhibitions

Borish, Linda J., D.K. Wiggins, and G.R. Gems, ed. The Routledge History of American Sport, Paperback Ed. New York: Routledge, 2019.

Nassaney, Michael S., ed. Fort St. Joseph Revealed: The Historical Archaeology of a Fur Trading Post. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2019.

Rubin, Eli, ed. Ecologies of Socialisms: Germany, Nature, and the Left in History, Politics and Culture. Oxford: Peter Lang Publishers, 2019.

Xiong, Victor. From Peasant to Emperor: The Life of Liu Bang. Taiwan: Airiti Press, 2019.

Xiong, Victor. Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History. London: Routledge, 2019.

Articles and chapters

Berto, Luigi Andrea. “I Musulmani nell’agiografia altomedievale della Toscan e dell’italia settentrionale.” Hagiographica 25 (2019): 99-112.

Borish, Linda J., and H. Chuansong, “American Football in China,” in Football: An American Obsession. (2019)

Borish, Linda J. “Jewish Institutions and Women’s Sport: New York City in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries,” in New York Sports: Glamour and Grit in the Empire City, ed. Stephen H. Norwood. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2018.

Hadden, Sally E. “Lawyering for the Loyalists,” in The Consequences of Loyalism: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Calhoon, ed. Rebecca Brannon and Joseph Moore. Columbia: University of South Carolina, 2019.

Hadden, Sally E. “Sklavenpatrouillen und die Polizei: Eine verwobene Geschichte der Rassenkontrolle,” (“Slave Patrols and Police: An Intertwined History of Racial Control”) in Kritik Der Polizei, ed. Daniel Loick. Frankfurt, Germany: Campus Verlag, 2018.

Nassaney, Michael S. “Cultural Identity and Materiality at French Fort St. Joseph (20BE23), Niles, Michigan.” Historical Archaeology 53, no. 1 (2019): 56-72.

Nassaney, Michael S. “Embracing Anomalies to Decolonize Archaeology.” Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology (2019).

Pyenson, Lewis R. “Sculpture in the Belle Epoque: Mathematics, Art, and Apparitions in School and Gallery,” in Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century, ed. Robert Bud and Paul Greenhalgh. London: UCL Press, 2018.

Rubin, Eli. “A Brave New World: Socialism, Modern Architecture and the History of Plattenbausiedlungen in East Germany,” in Restaurierung und Wiederunbringung des Mosaik AuBenwandbilds ‘Die Beziehung Des Menschen Zu Natur Und Technik’ von Josep Renau (2018)

Tabor, Nathan L. “Heartless Acts: Literary Competition and Multilingual Publicity at a Gravesite Gathering in Eighteenth-Century Delhi.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 39, no. 1 (2019): 82-95.

reviews of books, exhibitions, etc.

Kachun, Mitch. Review of Beyond Freedom: Disrupting the History of Emancipation, ed. David W. Blight and Jim Downs. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017. Slavery & Abolition 40, no. 2 (2019): 411-412.

Nassaney, Michael S. Review of La Belle: The Archaeology of a Seventeenth-Century Ship of New World Colonization, ed. James E. Bruseth, Amy A. Borgens, Bradford M. Jones, and Eric D. Ray. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2017. Journal of Southern History 84, no. 3 (2018): 701-703.

Yoshida, Takashi. Review of Memorializing Pearl Harbor: Unfinished Histories and the Work of Remembrance, by Geoffrey White. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. Anthropos 113 (2018): 771-772.