Author Archives: Middle Ground Journal

Review of Faithful Fighters: Identity and Power in the British Indian Army by Kate Imy

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Faithful Fighters: Identity and Power in the British Indian Army. Kate Imy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. ISBN: 9781503610026 Reviewed by Victor Curiel, Idaho State UniversityEdited by Jeanne Grant and Sarah Pesola (c) 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 20, Fall 2020. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Diaspora’s Homeland: Modern China in the Age of Global Migration by Shelly Chan

Diaspora’s Homeland: Modern China in the Age of Global Migration. Shelly Chan. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. ISBN: 9780822370543 Reviewed by Lei Zhang, University of MinnesotaEdited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 20, Fall 2020. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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The Viral Game: The Global Football Community’s Response to Epidemics and Pandemics in the Twenty-First Century

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By Patrick H. Salkeld, Independent Scholar Abstract The twenty-first century has seen health crises related to SARS, Swine Flu, Ebola, Zika, and COVID-19. Nations cooperated with supranational groups when deciding what to do with football operations in these crises except during the COVID-19 pandemic when the “Ostrich Alliance” viewed it as interference with their sovereignty. Key words: pandemics, football (soccer),

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Ideology and Disease: Cholera, Policy and Identity during the Sino-Japanese War

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By Roberto Padilla, The University of Toledo History Abstract During the Sino-Japanese War the Japanese army medical bureau employed medical protocols based largely on their ideological import. The result was a failed system of testing that prevented the early identification of a cholera epidemic that swept through the warzone. Near the end of the conflict the epidemic also spread to

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Artifacts, Virality, and Connection: Social Media and Teaching in the Age of COVID-19

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By Kevin Mitchell Mercer, M.A., Adjunct Professor of History, University of Central Florida Abstract A history adjunct professor’s assignment allows students to understand that historic moments can be can be both extremely personal and globally shared and makes global connections for educators. Key words: Pandemic, COVID-19, history teaching, historical artifacts, social media. Edited by Birgit Schneider and Justin Quinn Olmstead.

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Pandemics, Past and Present: Influenza, COVID-19, Military Hospital Ships in Japan

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By Sumiko Otsubo, Metropolitan State University Abstract During the Siberian Intervention, the Japanese Army decided not to adopt hospital ships (病院船) but to rely on patient ships (患者船) when transporting 13,800 troops back to Japan and when the fall wave of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was at its worst. Is it a valuable lesson for the current hospital ship legislative debate

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“A Good Winter Rain Will Put Everything Right”: The British Government in India’s Response to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Famine

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By Maura Chhun, Metropolitan State University Abstract The 1918 Influenza Pandemic killed over twelve million Indians while a concurrent famine drove up the cost of basic necessities. The British government framed the pandemic as a complicating factor in their otherwise successful management of the famine, but more accurately the famine was a contributing factor to the pandemic’s death toll. Key words:

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Pedagogical and Historical Resources for the Pandemic

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By Sarah Pesola, Chief Intern, undergraduate at Metropolitan State University Edited by Birgit Schneider and Jeanne E. Grant This is a special summer issue of the journal called, Pandemics in Historical Perspective. Every Friday, or nearly every Friday, through mid-June another article will be published. The articles, as they are published, will be open to moderated comments. We invite readers

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Review of From Sadat to Saddam: The Decline of American Diplomacy in the Middle East by David J. Dunford Potomac Books

From Sadat to Saddam: The Decline of American Diplomacy in the Middle East. David J. Dunford.  Lincoln: Potomac Books, 2019. ISBN: 2370000713155 OlmsteadSadatReviews20192020theMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Justin Quinn Olmstead, University of Central Oklahoma Edited by Jeanne E. Grant and Sarah Pesola (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the

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Review of The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda by Scott Straus Cornell University Press

The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda. Scott Straus. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2006. ISBN: 10:080144489 KoderoRwandaReviews20192020theMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Cliff Ubba Kodero, Florida International University Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Column: Shaping the Vernacular Landscape of San Francisco’s Chinatown

Shaping the Vernacular Landscape of San Francisco’s Chinatown San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood is a notable landmark in San Francisco as its architecture, culture, and customs are distinct from the rest of the city. San Francisco’s Chinatown is significant as it the largest Chinatown in the world outside of Asia. What is notable about Chinatown is the neighborhood has retained its

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Review of Colonial Food in Interwar Paris: The Taste of Empire by Lauren Janes Bloomsbury Academic

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Colonial Food in Interwar Paris: The Taste of Empire. Lauren Janes. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. ISBN: 9781472592828 WilliamsColonialReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Nicholas Williams, University of Minnesota Edited by Ann Waltner (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America by Yong Chen Columbia University Press

Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America. Yong Chen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780231168922 McElroyChopReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by James McElroy, University of Minnesota Edited by Ann Waltner (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Maiden Voyage: The Senzaimaru and the Creation of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations by Joshua A., Fogel University of California Press

Maiden Voyage: The Senzaimaru and the Creation of Modern Sino-Japanese Relations. Joshua A., Fogel. Oakland: University of California Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780520283305 ChanMaidenReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Ying-kit Chan, Princeton University (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of East Asia Beyond the History War: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence by Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu Routledge

East Asia Beyond the History War: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence. Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov and Timothy Y. Tsu. Abingdon: Routledge, 2013. ISBN:  9781138851863 OvermeireEastReviews20292020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Ben Van Overmeire, St. Olaf College Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s

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Review of Fighting Over Fidel: The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution by Rafael Rojas Princeton University Press

Fighting Over Fidel: The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution. Rafael Rojas. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780691169514 For Full Article: ChavanaFightingReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Adrian Chavana, University of Minnesota Edited by Ann Waltner (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Out of the Woods: Essays in Environmental History edited by Char Miller and Hal Rothman University of Pittsburgh Press

Out of the Woods: Essays in Environmental History. Char Miller and Hal Rothman, eds. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. ISBN:0822956314 RuthOutReviews20192020TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Christian Ruth, University at Albany SUNY Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century Third Edition by Robert B. Marks Rowman and Littlefield

The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century. Third Edition. Robert B. Marks. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. ISBN: 9781442212404 StearOriginsReviews20192020theMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Ezekiel Stear, Pasadena City College Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines

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Review of Japan and the Shackles of the Past by R. Taggart Murphy Oxford University Press

Japan and the Shackles of the Past. R. Taggart Murphy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780190619589 DresnerJapanReviews20192020theMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Jonathan Dresner, Pittsburg State University, Kansas Edited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Agents of Terror: Ordinary Men and Extraordinary Violence in Stalin’s Secret Police by Alexander Vatlin Translated by Seth Bernstein University of Wisconsin Press

Agents of Terror: Ordinary Men and Extraordinary Violence in Stalin’s Secret Police. Vatlin, Alexander. Translated by Seth Bernstein. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780299310806 vanTineReviewsTerror20192020theMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Shalon van Tine, Ohio University (c) 2019 and 2020 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 19, 2019-2020 school year. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution by Eduardo Sáenz Rovner translated by Russ Davidson University of North Carolina Press

The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution. Eduardo Sáenz Rovner. Translated by Russ Davidson. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. ISBN: 9781469632100 For Full Article: KadowMiCubReviewsSpring2019TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Michael Kadow, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (c) 2019 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 18, Spring, 2019. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission

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Review of Korea’s Occupied Cinema, 1893–1948: The Untold History of the Film Industry by Brian Yecies and Ae-Gyung Shim Routledge

Korea’s Occupied Cinema, 1893–1948: The Untold History of the Film Industry. Brian Yecies and Ae-Gyung Shim. New York: Routledge, 2011 (Routledge Advances in Film Studies). ISBN: 9780415740487 For Full Article: ParkYSKoReviewsSpring2019TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Young Sun Park, University of Southern California Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2019 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 18, Spring, 2019. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for

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Review of The Global Transformation of Time: 1870–1950 by Vanessa Ogle Harvard University Press

The Global Transformation of Time: 1870–1950. Vanessa Ogle. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. ISBN: 0674286146 For Full Article: AndersonTJTiReviewsSpring2019TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Thomas J. Anderson, Merrimack College Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2019 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 18, Spring, 2019. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India c. 1830-1900 by Amelia Bonea Oxford University Press

The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India c. 1830-1900. Amelia Bonea. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780199467129 For Full Article: BethkeASNeReviewsSpring2019TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Andrew Schumacher Bethke, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2019 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 18, Spring, 2019. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page

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Review of Genocide: a World History by Norman M. Naimark Oxford University Press

Genocide: A World History. Norman M. Naimark. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780199765263 For Full Article: SchiesslCGenReviewsSpring2019TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by: Christoph Schiessl, Pierre Laclede Honors College, University of Missouri – St. Louis Edited by: Ashley Dressel (c) 2019 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 18, Spring, 2019. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration by David A. Chang University of Minnesota Press

The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration. David A. Chang. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780816699421 For Full Article: KesslerLWoReviewsSpring2019TheMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Lawrence H. Kessler, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine Edited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2019 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 18, Spring, 2019. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page

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Review of Global Environmental History: An Introductory Reader edited by J.R. McNeill, and Alan Roe Routledge

Global Environmental History: An Introductory Reader. J.R. McNeill, and Alan Roe, eds. London/ New York: Routledge, 2013. ISBN: 978041552053  For Full Article: KalbMReviewsSpring2019theMiddleGroundJournal.org Reviewed by Martin Kalb, Bridgewater College Edited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2019 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 18, Spring, 2019. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Ongoing Forum: Book Reviews and the Teaching of World History, 2018 Cohorts

Ongoing Forum: Book Reviews and the Teaching of World History, 2018 Cohorts HIST3029 Transnational History: A New Perspective on the Past The University of Hong Kong Semester 1, 2017-18 Dr Birgit Schneider After teaching HIST3029, my favorite course here at HKU, for the third time, I am left amazed about how much of a difference a cohort can make. The

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Review of The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz by Mostafa Minawi Stanford University Press

The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz. Mostafa Minawi. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780804799270 For Full Article: ConeDaReviewsFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Daniel Cone, Ph.D. student, Auburn University Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit

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Review of The Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History by Austin Jersild University of North Carolina Press

The Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History. Austin Jersild. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781469629834 For Full Article: LaFavorLReviewsFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Lydia LaFavor, Ph.D. student, Auburn University Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review Essay – Capitalism by Any Other Name: Towards a synthesis of competing visions

Review Essay – Capitalism by Any Other Name: Towards a synthesis of competing visions Abstract: The concept of capitalism is bound up not only with how and why Europe came to dominate the globe, but also with bitter contemporary debates on modernity and global inequality. This article examines competing conceptions of capitalism as formulated by conservative social theorists and world

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Review of India China: Rethinking Borders and Security by L.H.M. Ling, et al., University of Michigan Press

India China: Rethinking Borders and Security. L. H. M. Ling, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Payal Banerjee, Nimmi Kurian, Mahendra P. Lama, and Li Bo. Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics, ed. Patrick Thaddeus Jackson. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780472130061 For Full Article: JonesBReviewsFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Budd Jones, Ph.D. student, Auburn University Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c)

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Histoire Globale in France: The Rise of the French Connection

Histoire Globale in France: The Rise of the French Connection For Full Article: SchoutedenOArticlesFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org By Olivier Schouteden Edited by Mariona Lloret Roda and Ruben Carrillo (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World by Wim Klooster Cornell University Press

The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World. Wim Klooster. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780801450457 For Full Article: HumphreyMReviewsFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Neil Humphrey, MA Student, Auburn University Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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The British Empire and World History: Some Connective Thoughts

The British Empire and World History: Some Connective Thoughts For Full Article: ZielinskiBArticlesFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org By Bart Zielinski, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London Edited by Mariona Lloret Roda and Ruben Carrillo (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888 by Eric Nellis University of Toronto Press

Shaping The New World: African Slavery in the Americas, 1500-1888. Eric Nellis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781442605558 For Full Article: BakerAReviewsFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Andrew Harrison Baker, Ph.D. Student, Auburn University Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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World History in Germany: New Wine in Old Bottles

World History in Germany: New Wine in Old Bottles For Full Article: ŠimkováPArticlesFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org By Pavla Šimková Edited by Mariona Lloret Roda and Ruben Carrillo (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World by Catherine M. Cameron University of Nebraska Press

Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World. Catherine M. Cameron. Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. ISBN: 0803293992 For Full Article: MegelshMReviewsFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Michael J. Megelsh, Ph.D. Student, Auburn University Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Making the Geographic Turn: Researching and Teaching Early-Modern British and World History

Making the Geographic Turn: Researching and Teaching Early-Modern British and World History For Full Article: ZukasAM2ArticlesFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org By Alex Zukas, Professor of History, National University Edited by Mariona Lloret Roda and Ruben Carrillo (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Sustaining Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Strategies from Latin America edited by Katherine Hite and Mark Ungar Johns Hopkins University Press

Sustaining Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century: Strategies from Latin America. Katherine Hite and Mark Ungar, eds. Washington, D.C. : Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978142141012 For Full Article: SkeltonVReviewsFall2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Victoria Skelton, Ph.D. student, Auburn University Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 17, Fall, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org

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Review of Chinese Mexicans: Transpacific Migration and the Search for a Homeland, 1910-1960. Julia Maria Schiavone Camacho University of North Carolina Press

Chinese Mexicans: Transpacific Migration and the Search for a Homeland, 1910-1960. Julia Maria Schiavone Camacho. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780807835401 For Full Article: LockardChReviewsSpring2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Craig A. Lockard, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 16, Spring, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the

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Review of A New History of Britain Since 1688: Four Nations and an Empire by Susan Kingsley Kent Oxford University Press

A New History of Britain Since 1688: Four Nations and an Empire. Susan Kingsley Kent. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780199846504 For Full Article: OlmsteadAReviewsSpring2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Justin Quinn Olmstead, University of Central Oklahoma Edited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 16, Spring, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational

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Review of Hikikomori: Adolescence without End by Saito Tamaki University of Minnesota Press

Hikikomori: Adolescence without End. Saito Tamaki. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780816654598 For Full Article: FandinoHiReviewsSpring2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Daniel Fandino Edited by Mariona Lloret (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 16, Spring, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Democracy: A World History by Temma Kaplan Oxford University Press

Democracy: A World History. Temma Kaplan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780195338089 For Full Article: SmithDeReviewsSpring2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Mitchell Smith, Ohio University Edited by Jill Gaeta (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 16, Spring, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Mex-cine: Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the Twenty-first Century by Frederick Luis Aldama University of Michigan Press

Mex-ciné: Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the Twenty-first Century. Frederick Luis Aldama. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780472051939 For Full Article: FossMeReviewsSpring2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Sarah Foss, Indiana University Edited by Jill Gaeta (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 16, Spring, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Changing Women, Changing Nation: Female Agency, Nationhood, and Identity in Trans-Salvadoran Narratives by Yajaira Padilla SUNY Press

Changing Women, Changing Nation: Female Agency, Nationhood, and Identity in Trans-Salvadoran Narratives. Yajaira Padilla. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781438442778 RochaChReviewsSpring2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 16, Spring, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900-1937 by Elizabeth J. Remick Stanford University Press

Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900–1937. Elizabeth J. Remick. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780804788366. GaoReguReviewsSpring2018themiddlegroundjournal.org Reviewed by Jie Gao, Murray State University (c) 2018 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 16, Spring, 2018. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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On Teaching – Food for Thought: Five Ways to Think About (and Teach) the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Food for Thought: Five Ways to Think About (and Teach) the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Steven A. Glazer is professor of History at Graceland University, in Lamoni, Iowa. The author would like to thank the reviewers and editors of THE MIDDLE GROUND for their helpful suggestions to improve an earlier draft. Portions of this first paper were originally presented at the Midwest

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On Teaching Column: What Is Informal Imperialism?

Column: What Is Informal Imperialism? Mathieu Gotteland, M.A., Doctorant en histoire, allocataire du Ministère de la Défense, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne Abstract: This article aims to explain in a theoretical way, but with practical historical examples the complex notion of informal imperialism. First analyzing imperialism(s) and colonialism as a whole, it will then try to characterize and categorize more specifically

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