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Column: From Plato to Ebola?: Introducing World History in a First Year Seminars on Epidemics

Abstract: How can world historians take advantage of interdisciplinary general education requirements to introduce new students to the methods and uses of history? When survey courses are not institutionalized, specialized courses that draw on individual faculty members’ expertise and fit into general education curricular niches may be the best option. This essay describes my efforts in a First Year Seminar

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Review of Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton by Seung-Joon Lee

Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton. Seung-Joon Lee. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780804772266 KumarGourmetReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Jill Gaeta (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Towards a New Genealogy of Public History by Denise D. Meringolo

Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Towards a New Genealogy of Public History. Denise D. Meringolo. Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. ISBN: 978558499409 HeidbrinkMuseumsReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawaii’s Pacific World by Jennifer Thigpen

Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai’i’s Pacific World. Jennifer Thigpen. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781469614298 SkilesIslandReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era Through World War II by Elliot Young

Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era Through World War II. Elliot Young. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. ISBN: 978146912966 WendlandAlienReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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The Ancient Asheville Project: Making Ancient and Medieval World History More Meaningful

The Ancient Asheville Project: Making Ancient and Medieval World History More Meaningful Abstract: This essay introduces an assignment that leverages the local community and the interests of students to make learning about ancient and medieval world history more meaningful and engaging and helps students to better grasp the commonalities and differences between the ancient or medieval and the modern world.

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Review of Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love by Simon Blackburn

Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love. Simon Blackburn. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press. 2014. ISBN: 9780691161426 This essay is a part of our series, Philosophy and the World SusztakMirrorReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice by Carol C. Gould

Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice. Carol C. Gould. Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN: 1107607418 This essay is a part of our series, Philosophy and the World PilchmanInteractiveReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War by Michael J. Sulick

Spying in America: Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War. Michael J. Sulick. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781589019263 SchmollSpyingReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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British Children’s Literature on Crimean War: Alfred Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea

British Children’s Literature on Crimean War: Alfred Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World In this article the author analyses G. A. Henty’s Jack Archer: History of Crimea (1883) not only as one of the few British novels directly using the ‘Crimean’ storyline, but as a novel for children

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Review of Heroism and Gender in War Films Edited by Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Jakub Kazecki

Heroism and Gender in War Films. Edited by Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Jakub Kazecki. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ISBN: 9781137364531 ByabarttaHeroismReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Child Soldiers Revisited: Conscription and Choice in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

Child Soldiers Revisited: Conscription and Choice in Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World Child soldier peripheralization in the Global South is explored though the narrative devices of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Sozaboy. I intend to

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Review of Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala by Laura E. Matthew

Memories of Conquest: Becoming Mexicano in Colonial Guatemala. Laura E. Matthew. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780807835371 CarrilloBecomingReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Sarah R. Hamilton (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Can the Child Speak? Childhood in the Age of Nation-States, Children’s Rights, and the Role of Children’s Literature

Can the Child Speak? Childhood in the Age of Nation-States, Children’s Rights, and the Role of Children’s Literature This essay is a part of our series, Literature and the World — for more information, please see HERE. Short Title: Can the Child Speak? Key Words: childhood, children’s rights, children’s literature, children’s books, convention on the rights of the child, crc,

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The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has selected the design team of Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard, and their design concept “The Weight of Sacrifice” for the National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park: A message from Professor Justin Olmstead

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has selected the design team of Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard, and their design concept “The Weight of Sacrifice” for the National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park Commissioner Dr. Libby O’Connell “World War I had a lasting impact on our world, but so many people have forgotten its lessons and the service of

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Review of Lessons from an Indian Day School: Negotiating Colonization in Northern New Mexico, 1902-1907 by Adrea Lawrence

Lessons from an Indian Day School: Negotiating Colonization in Northern New Mexico, 1902-1907. Adrea Lawrence. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011. ISBN: 9780700618071 GrayLessonsReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Jill Gaeta (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. 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 Sea and Civilization: a maritime history of the world by Lincoln Paine

The Sea and Civilization: a maritime history of the world. Lincoln Paine. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. ISBN: 9781400044092 NepaSeaReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Writing Mexican History by Eric Van Young

Writing Mexican History. Eric Van Young. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780804768610 NinomyaMexicoReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Ashley Dressel (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Sovereignty and Struggle: Africa and Africans in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1994 by Jonathan T. Reynolds

Sovereignty and Struggle:  Africa and Africans in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1994.  Jonathan T. Reynolds.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2015.  ISBN: 9780199915125 HartSovereigntyReviewsSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Colonial Rule and Social Change in Korea, 1910–1945 Edited by Hong Yung Lee, Yong-Chool Ha, and Clark W. Sorensen

Colonial Rule and Social Change in Korea, 1910–1945. Hong Yung Lee, Yong-Chool Ha, and Clark W. Sorensen, eds. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780295992167 GauthierColonialReviewsSpring2016themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2016 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 12, Spring, 2016. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Losing the “Middle Ground”: Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands

Losing the “Middle Ground”: Conflict, Culture, and Civilization in the Southeastern Borderlands This essay is a part of our series, Borders in the Classroom On March 4, 1817, Andrew Jackson wrote a letter to President James Monroe that proposed a radical shift in the way the Federal government negotiated with Native American groups who still maintained their autonomy on the

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Review of The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War by Mark Harrison

The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War. Mark Harrison. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780199575824 EzekwemMedicalReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Jill Gaeta (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Call for participation, University of Minnesota summer institute: “Grasping Water: Rivers and Human Systems in Africa, China and North America”

The University of Minnesota is hosting a summer institute entitled “Grasping Water: Rivers and Human Systems in Africa, China and North America.” The Institute will be held in Minneapolis June 13-17 2016. We have some funding to bring participants from China and Africa. For more information and application forms, see http://ias.umn.edu/ias-projects/grasping-water/  

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Review of The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development Edited by Millery Polyne

The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development. Edited by Millery Polyné. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. ISBN: 978081668132 HammondHaitiReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Jill Gaeta (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciados: The Politics of Insurrection in Nineteenth-Century Mexico by Will Fowler

Malcontents, Rebels, & Pronunciados: The Politics of Insurrection in Nineteenth-Century Mexico. Will Fowler. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780803225428 RotheraMalcontentsReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Genocide in the Age of the Nation State, Vol. II: The Rise of the West and the Coming of Genocide by Mark Levene

Genocide in the Age of the Nation State, Vol. II: The Rise of the West and the Coming of Genocide. Mark Levene. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005. ISBN: 9781845110574 KalbGenocideReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Jill Gaeta (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Scream from the Shadows: The Womens Liberation Movement in Japan by Setsu Shigematsu

Scream from the Shadows: The Women’s Liberation Movement in Japan. Setsu Shigematsu. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780816667581 BriciuScreamReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Remnants, Relics and Shadows of Empires in the Gibraltar Region

Remnants, Relics and Shadows of Empires in the Gibraltar Region Gerry O’Reilly, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Ireland ABSTRACT This paper focuses on continuing impacts of ‘old’ empires and newer geopolitical players on unfolding histories in the Gibraltar region, especially narratives related to the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar (BOT), and Spain’s presence in Ceuta and Melilla in Morocco.

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From Professor Tammy M. Proctor – Master’s Program in History, Utah State University

The History Department at Utah State University offers a Master’s program in History with strong themes in American West, environmental, religious, and comparative world history. Our program has placed students in major Ph.D. programs throughout the country, and provided access to employment in museums and archives, law, business, education, and many other fields requiring skills in historical interpretation, research, writing,

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Review Essay: Gaining Understanding with Recent Inter-generational and Developmental Models

Review Essay: Gaining Understanding with Recent Inter-generational and Developmental Models LepoireModelsReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages by Houari Touati Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages. Houari Touati. Trans. Lydia G. Cochrane. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780226808772 LoganIslamReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Action and Reaction in the World System: The Dynamics of Economic and Political Power by Thierry de Montbrial

Action and Reaction in the World System: The Dynamics of Economic and Political Power. Thierry de Montbrial. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780774824736 OlmsteadWorldSReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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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 25 books, reviews due on January 29, 2016, see: https://middlegroundjournal.com/book-review-department-the-middle-ground-journal/ To apply, please email the

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Review of Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia Edited by Patrick Daly and Tim Winter

Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia. Patrick Daly and Tim Winter (eds). Abingdon: Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415600453 HowellHeritageReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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The Middle Ground Journal, 2014-2015 Summary

The Middle Ground Journal, 2014-2015 Summary Hong-Ming Liang, Ph.D. Chief Editor, The Middle Ground Journal, Associate Professor of History and Politics, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, USA. Overview. The state of the journal is sound. Our 2015-2016 publication schedule is full. We are now scheduling pieces into Fall 2016. Our relationship with our host, The College of St. Scholastica,

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Review of The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico by David Tavarez

The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico. David Tavárez. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780804773287 FrenchMexicoReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Martin Pflug (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies, 2015-2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies, 2015-2016 The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies (http://themiddlegroundjournal.org) is an open-access scholarly journal. We do not charge fees of any type to authors, reviewers, or readers. We serve as the interdisciplinary common ground shared by all who are committed to the studying and teaching of

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Review of Trans-colonial Modernities in South Asia edited by Michael S. Dodson and Brian A. Hatcher

Trans-colonial Modernities in South Asia. Michael S. Dodson and Brian A. Hatcher, eds. London/New York: Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415780629 BoneaSouthAsiaReviewsFall2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 11, Fall, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Teaching a World History Capstone Course on Globalization by Mark B. Tauger

Teaching a World History Capstone Course on Globalization by Mark B. Tauger Certainly almost every reader has had the experience of producing a capstone project, as a student composing it or an instructor supervising it (or both). By now most colleges and universities require students in every major to demonstrate what they have learned by completing a substantial final project

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Review of Documentary Brooklyn Boheme Directed by Diane Paragas and Nelson George

Brooklyn Boheme.  Directed by Diane Paragas & Nelson George.  Cinema Guild. 2011, 84 minutes For Full Article: EricksonBrooklynReviewsSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 10, Spring, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Do Museums Still Need Objects? by Steven Conn

Do Museums Still Need Objects? Steven Conn. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780812221558 JuanegesMuseumsReviewsSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 10, Spring, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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Review of Writing Women in Central America: Gender and the Fictionalization of History by Laura Barbas-Rhoden

Writing Women in Central America: Gender and the Fictionalization of History. Laura Barbas-Rhoden. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780896802339 ErnstbergerWritingReviewsSpring2015themiddlegroundjournal.org Edited by Karen Rosenflanz (c) 2015 The Middle Ground Journal, Number 10, Spring, 2015. http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE The Sixth Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association May 15, 2015

The Sixth Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association 25-26th September 2015, Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana) EXTENDED DEADLINE May 15, 2015 The Midwest World History Association has extended the deadline for paper, poster, panel, roundtable, and workshop proposals for its annual conference, to be held at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on September 25th and 26th, 2015. The conference

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Ongoing Forum: Book Reviews and the Teaching of World History

The Middle Ground Journal Ongoing Forum: Book Reviews and the Teaching of World History Editors: Dr. Birgit Schneider and Dr. Hong-Ming Liang This forum has two goals. It seeks, in general, to establish a platform for discussing different approaches to teaching world history, including different class formats, different course structures and content, etc. In addition, it strives to evaluate the

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