Author Archives: Middle Ground Journal

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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Review of Ocean of Trade: South Asian Merchants, Africa and the Indian Ocean, c. 1750-1850 by Pedro Machado Cambridge University Press

Review of Ocean of Trade: South Asian Merchants, Africa and the Indian Ocean, c. 1750-1850 by Pedro Machado Ocean of Trade: South Asian Merchants, Africa and the Indian Ocean, c. 1750-1850. Pedro Machado. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781107070264 AerniFReviewsFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 15, Fall, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page

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Review of Beijing’s Power and China’s Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia edited by Bruce A. Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, and Clive Schofield Routledge

Review of Beijing’s Power and China’s Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia edited by Bruce A. Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, and Clive Schofield Beijing’s Power and China’s Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia. Bruce A. Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, and Clive Schofield, eds. Armonk, NY and London, England: Routledge, 2013. ISBN: 9780765627643 MarakBeijReviewsFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number

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Review of The Indian Ocean: Oceanic Connections and the Creation of New Societies edited by Abdul Sheriff and Engseng Ho Hurst and Company

Review of The Indian Ocean: Oceanic Connections and the Creation of New Societies edited by Abdul Sheriff and Engseng Ho The Indian Ocean: Oceanic Connections and the Creation of New Societies. Abdul Sheriff and Engseng Ho, eds. London: Hurst & Company, 2014. ISBN-10: 1849044260 AndersonIndReviewsFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 15, Fall, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org

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Review of Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border: Karafuto Sakhalin edited by Svetlana Paichadze and Philip Seaton Routledge

Review of Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border: Karafuto Sakhalin edited by Svetlana Paichadze and Philip Seaton Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border: Karafuto/Sakhalin. Svetlana Paichadze and Philip Seaton. (eds.) Abingdon: Routledge, 2015. ISBN: 9781138804784 IvingsReviewsFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 15, Fall, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational

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Review of Africanizing Democracies: 1980-Present by Alicia Decker and Andrea Arrington Oxford University Press

Review of Africanizing Democracies: 1980-Present by Alicia Decker and Andrea Arrington Africanizing Democracies: 1980-Present. Alicia Decker and Andrea Arrington. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780199915392 RichAfrReviewsFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 15, Fall, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850 by Richard B. Allen Ohio University Press

Review of European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850 by Richard B. Allen European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850. Richard B. Allen. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780821421079 HowardEurReviewsFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 15, Fall, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842—1943 by Emma Jinhua Teng University of California Press

Review of Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842—1943 by Emma Jinhua Teng Eurasian: Mixed Identities in the United States, China, and Hong Kong, 1842—1943. Emma Jinhua Teng. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780520276277 EndoEuraReviewsFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 15, Fall, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines

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Review of Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans by Alison Owings Rutgers University Press

Review of Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans by Alison Owings Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans. Alison Owings. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780813549651 ColvinReviewsFall2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 15, Fall, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Girmit Connections to Global Networks: South Asians and the Pacific Labor Trade

Girmit Connections to Global Networks: South Asians and the Pacific Labor Trade Abstract: This article considers how the experiences of South Asian indentured laborers in Fiji links the Pacific labor migrations of the late 19th and early 20th century to larger global movements of workers. In doing so, it offers one avenue through which to incorporate the Pacific into the

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Review of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade by Gabrielle Hecht MIT Press

Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade. Gabrielle Hecht. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780262017268 MohrBReviewsSpring2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Rice: Global Networks and New Histories Edited by Francesca Bray, Peter A. Coclanis, Edda L. Fields-Black, and Dagmar Schafer Cambridge University Press

Rice: Global Networks and New Histories. Bray, Francesca, Peter A. Coclanis, Edda L. Fields-Black, and Dagmar Schäfer, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781107044395 LandeckRReviewsSpring2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Jill Gaeta (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Being Modern without being Western…is it possible? – by Eleni Birhane. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Being Modern without being Western…is it possible? – by Eleni Birhane. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_cuisine#/media/File:Alicha_1.jpg] A common issue that most developing, non-Western countries are grappling with is finding a way to incorporate the current sense we have of…

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Zimbabwe – Home is Where the Heart Is – Reflections of a scholarly traveler – by Malvern Madondo. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Zimbabwe – Home is Where the Heart Is – Reflections of a scholarly traveler – by Malvern Madondo. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to see the ways that you…

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Ireland – Public Transportation – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Public Transportation – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports I am not a fan of driving. There are multiple factors for that fact. They include that my sense of direction is abysmal at best, which does…

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Amsterdam: A Place of History – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Amsterdam: A Place of History – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [A picture of the outside of Anne Frank’s house] When I thought about the city of Amsterdam before visiting it, the first two things that came…

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Book Review: Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History – by Eleni Birhane. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Book Review: Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History – by Eleni Birhane. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History. Trevor Getz and Liz Clarke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. ISBN 9780199844395…

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A Review: Immigration Stories from St. Scholastica Faculty – by Matthew Breeze. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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A Review: Immigration Stories from St. Scholastica Faculty – by Matthew Breeze. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports ? From Professor Liang, NSR Editor-in-Chief: Thanks to Office of International Programs Director Alison Champeaux and student assistant Eleni Birhane for organizing this…

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World History and the Meaning of Being Human – Developing into a Dancer: My Own Foundation Myth – by Alexa Lee. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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World History and the Meaning of Being Human – Developing into a Dancer: My Own Foundation Myth – by Alexa Lee. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports My mom read to me all the time, but especially before bed, and I…

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The Shrimp That Became a Whale: Impressions of South Korea and a Commendation to the Resilient Korean Spirit – by Marin Ekstrom. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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The Shrimp That Became a Whale: Impressions of South Korea and a Commendation to the Resilient Korean Spirit – by Marin Ekstrom. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [1) An ancient Korean music and dance performance 2) Masks used in traditional…

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Review of The World Hunt: An Environmental History of the Commodification of Animals, The University of California Press,by John F. Richards

The World Hunt: An Environmental History of the Commodification of Animals. John F. Richards. Berkeley: The University of California Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780520282537 McCormackWReviewsSpring2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Birgit Schneider (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Athens, Greece – The Universal Language – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Athens, Greece – The Universal Language – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports Three friends and I traveled to Athens, Greece. It was an amazing trip, in my opinion. The weather was not the best but I have…

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The History of St. Scholastica in Duluth: The Beginning – by Thomas Landgren. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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The History of St. Scholastica in Duluth: The Beginning – by Thomas Landgren. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports From the Editor-in-Chief: We sincerely thank the Monastery for sharing these treasured historic photos. We also thank Professor Heidi Johnson of the St.…

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Irish Hospitality – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Irish Hospitality – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports At our welcome dinner that we had a few weeks into the semester, three of my friends met an older woman named Agnes. They struck up a friendship with…

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St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [The College of St. Scholastica banner made by us students] It should have been no surprise to me that on the day of St. Patrick’s Day…

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Home versus Hometown – Leaving the Nest – by Jemma Provance. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Home versus Hometown – Leaving the Nest – by Jemma Provance. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports As a college student spending my first extended time away from home, I can’t help but feel I’m in a sort of limbo where…

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The Art of Reading Slowly – by Ellery Bruns – The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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The Art of Reading Slowly – by Ellery Bruns – The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports Personally, the “read, reAD, READ!” mantra was started in elementary school, and then rigorously enforced throughout high school. In very generalized terms, the number of…

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Ireland – Near Traffic Catastrophe – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Near Traffic Catastrophe – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports I might be exaggerating a tiny bit, but I have had more run ins with danger in the month I have been in Ireland than I…

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Review of Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War Routledge Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, and Sandra Wilson

Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War. Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, and Sandra Wilson. Oxon and NY: Routledge, 2015. ISBN: 9781138791039 ShanCReviewsSpring2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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World History and the Meaning of Being Human – Myths, Storytelling, and The Moon – by Der Yang. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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World History and the Meaning of Being Human – Myths, Storytelling, and The Moon – by Der Yang. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [Original art work from Der Yang] Coming from many regions across South-East Asia, there is one of…

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Ireland – Feels Like Home (But Not Quite ….) On Homesickness – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Feels Like Home (But Not Quite ….) On Homesickness – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [Fact: I’ve found it impossible to be homesick when surrounded by this much beauty] We have been in Ireland just…

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Athens, Greece – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Athens, Greece – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [The parliament guards in their uniforms] Athens Greece is a place with a long history and many stories to tell. From all the Greek mythology, it holds to the…

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Review of Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, by Brian C. Black

Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History. Brian C. Black. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2012. ISBN: 9780742556333 SmithEReviewsSpring2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Mariona Lloret (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Ireland – Culture Shock – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Culture Shock – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [The Harry Potter corner in the bookstore, put together by the man who worked on the films] I admit, I perused Pinterest and countless websites before I…

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Ireland – Day Trip to London – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Day Trip to London – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [The outside of Harrod’s] London is a city that is bustling with constant activity. A person from every walk of life imaginable can be found…

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Review of A Global History of War: From Assyria to the Twenty-First Century University of California Press by Gerard Chaliand

A Global History of War: From Assyria to the Twenty-First Century. Gérard Chaliand. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780520283619 BonkAReviewsSpring2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.  

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Ireland – Star Gazing – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Star Gazing – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [This photograph was produced by European Southern Observatory (ESO). See: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Where_Heaven_and_Earth_Collide.jpg ] I am the first to tell anyone that I am completely and utterly a city…

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Ireland – The Round Tower Experience – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – The Round Tower Experience – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [A view of the round tower from the ground] In the midsized town of Kilkenny, Ireland there is a hidden gem that isn’t widely known…

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Review of From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era, Cornell University Press,by Thomas Field Jr

Review of From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era by Thomas Field Jr GranthamFrReviewsSpring2017themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Mariona Lloret (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Photo Essay – Ireland – Irish Colors – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Photo Essay – Ireland – Irish Colors – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports Some might think of Ireland as drab and rainy all of the time. I can attest that that is false, at least based on…

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A Review of ‘“A Progressive Argument to Reduce Immigration into the United States” a speech given by Professor Philip Cafaro – by Rebecca Smith. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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A Review of ‘“A Progressive Argument to Reduce Immigration into the United States” a speech given by Professor Philip Cafaro – by Rebecca Smith. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports On February 9th, 2017, I attended the lecture “A Progressive Argument…

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Ireland – Cliffs of Moher – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Cliffs of Moher – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [The view of O’Brien’s tower and the cliff that it sits on from the long path] They say that on a foggy day you can’t see…

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Review of Migration and New Media: Transnational Families and Polymedia Routledge by Mirca Madianou and Daniel Miller

Migration and New Media: Transnational Families and Polymedia. Mirca Madianou and Daniel Miller. Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415679282 huntingtonmigreviewsspring2017themiddlegroundjournal Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Ireland – Our First Trip – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Our First Trip – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [The ruins of Moore Hall, the home of the first Irish President, in Carnacon. Some of those in our group used that conveniently placed log to…

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Ireland – Irish Set Dancing – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Ireland – Irish Set Dancing – by Victoria Hansen. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [Arden dancing with a local while the instructor (the man behind her) reminds the group of the next steps] When we first got to Ireland, we…

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Review of Empires of Coal: Fueling Chinas Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920, Stanford University Press, by Shellen Xiao Wu

Empires of Coal: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920. Shellen Xiao Wu. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780804792844 duanempreviewsspring2017themiddlegroundjournal-org (c) 2017 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 14, Spring, 2017. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Eat the World – Food in Europe versus America – by Ana María Camelo Vega. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Eat the World – Food in Europe versus America – by Ana María Camelo Vega. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports Most of us have fond memories of our childhood. Growing up, few things sticks to us as strong as food…

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A Foreign Sporting Experience – Gaelic Football – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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A Foreign Sporting Experience – Gaelic Football – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports [Part of the crowd watching the match. I wish I had been smart enough to have brought a hat with me to Ireland] I…

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Call for Reviewers: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

Call for Reviewers: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies From: Hong-Ming Liang, The College of St. Scholastica, HLIANG@CSS.EDU The Middle Ground Journal, (http://themiddlegroundjournal.org) an open-access scholarly journal of world history and global studies, is seeking qualified reviewers. For the list of the books, see: https://middlegroundjournal.com/book-review-department-the-middle-ground-journal/ These reviews are due on August 1, 2017. To apply, please email

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Arriving in Ireland – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports

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Arriving in Ireland – by Allison Brennhofer. The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy, at NorthStarReports.org and facebook.com/NorthStarReports It took eighteen hours of travel, over two planes and one bus that hurtled quite precariously through the narrow lanes of Irish roads, but our group of sixteen…

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