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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 American frontier. In his experience as a soldier, governor of Tennessee, and treaty negotiator, Jackson had concluded, “The Indians are the subjects of the United States inhabiting a territory and acknowledging its sovereignty, then is it not absurd for a sovereign to negotiate by treaty with subject….” According to Jackson, the Federal government should assume a strong position and impose its will on the Native American population because “circumstances have entirely changed, and the time has come when a just course of policy can be exercised towards them- their existence and happiness now depend upon a change in their habits and customs which can only be effected by a change of policy in the Government.” The United States by 1817 had firmly established itself as the primary power of the previously contested Southeastern Borderlands along the Gulf coast. The Choctaws, the second largest Native American group along the Gulf coast, still held a strong position despite the growing power of the United States. In response to the strengthened U.S. and proposed changes of policy, the Choctaws developed and engaged in new strategies to maintain their negotiating position, political autonomy, and territorial integrity.

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(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

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Gerry O’Reilly, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Ireland

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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. Tensions remain between state-centric and evolving people-centric interpretations of international law and decolonization; populations in the respective territories do not wish ‘decolonization’ of ‘their’ territories by the states that control them, but rather greater self-determination and democratic relationships with the international community.

Key words: Strait, Gibraltar (BOT), Ceuta, Melilla, decolonization, UK, Spain, Morocco, state-centric, people-centric, UN Resolutions.

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(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

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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 title/author(s) of the book, your contact information — we strongly prefer institutional postal address rather than home address — and your CV/resume to Professor Hong-Ming Liang at HLIANG@css.edu. It will require several weeks to process the requests. Because of the volume of correspondence we are unable to acknowledge every e-mail. The link above will be periodically updated regarding the status of the reviews — including designated reviewers, editing status, and reviews that are late or missing. These reviews are scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year and later. Prospective reviewers should study the journal’s Submission Guidelines page before applying. We have a very limited budget for shipping books internationally.

Hong-Ming Liang, Ph.D., Chief Editor, The Middle Ground Journal, Associate Professor of History and Politics, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, USA http://www.facebook.com/middlegroundjournal The Middle Ground Journal is housed at The College of St. Scholastica and published by the Midwest World History Association.

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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, is excellent. The college has generously provided funding which allows for shipping books for review around the U.S. and the world, as well as engaging in online marketing campaigns. The college has continued to generously grant a course release for my work as the journal’s Chief Editor, and for the journal’s K-12 and undergraduate outreach project. We continue to receive broad based support from academic departments across the campus, particularly the Department of History and Politics and the School of Arts and Letters, and support from the college’s IT, Marketing, Library, and other departments.

Publishing. We have developed and published several ongoing and special forums. Within the next 3-5 years an additional 5-10 forums are being developed, they include forums on philosophy, on literature, on Europe and the World, and on graphic texts. Particularly noteworthy for this school year are special forums being organized by Professor Ann Waltner of the University of Minnesota, and Professor Birgit Schneider of University of Hong Kong. Professor Waltner’s forum will highlight the pedagogical uses of reviews for first semester Ph.D. candidates. Professor Schneider’s forum examines the pedagogical uses of scholarly reviews for advanced undergraduate courses. Both forums serve as templates for future participating professors and teachers. We have developed excellent working relationships with major publishers. We receive books from publishers and documentarians regularly. Approximately 70 books will be placed before the end of this school year, these reviews will cover 2016-2017 school year schedule, and we have approximately 150 books on reserve.

Others. Because of a generous budget for the 2014-2015 school year supplied by The College of St. Scholastica, we were able to establish The North Star Reports: Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy (http://NorthStarReports.Org) ISSN: 2377-908X as an affiliated publication. The NSR is student written and student edited, we currently have 30 student editors under my supervision. These students come from all parts of the campus, nursing to healthcare, natural sciences to economics. Articles from the NSR have been used by students at St. Scholastica, Duluth East High School, and North Star Academy (8th grade) in their studies. The NSR has published over 150 reports, covering all habitable continents around the globe, with articles tackling issues as serious as political conflicts and environmental degradation, to light hearted and insightful articles on food, music, “personal space” and so on. By the end of this school year over 200 reports will be published. NSR student editors also curate a Facebook page dedicated to annotated news articles concerning global and historical events. (http://Facebook.Com/NorthStarReports) Having witnessed how students receive these articles from K-12 classes to college classes, it is clear that this collaborative project between The Middle Ground Journal and St. Scholastica is innovative and well worthy of the substantial investment in time and resources.

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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 global studies and world history. We invite submissions of original research articles, essays on teaching, as well as reviews of nonfiction, fiction, film, television, websites, and other teaching and research artifacts. We encourage you to submit a review of a book or other artifact already in your possession. We call upon all contributors to address a broader audience beyond that of a traditional academic journal, and to shape the work so that it may be used in a classroom. Please see the journal’s website for the submission guidelines before submission. All inquiries should be directed to the chief editor, Professor Hong-Ming Liang, at HLIANG@CSS.EDU

Hong-Ming Liang, Ph.D., Chief Editor, The Middle Ground journal, Associate Professor of History and Politics, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, 55811USA. The Middle Ground Journal (ISSN: 2155-1103) is housed at The College of St. Scholastica and published by the Midwest World History Association. For additional information on the journal, please see http://www.facebook.com/middlegroundjournal

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

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Brooklyn Boheme.  Directed by Diane Paragas & Nelson George.  Cinema Guild. 2011, 84 minutes

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(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 The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History by Touraj Daryaee

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Review of The Oxford Handbook of Iranian History by Touraj Daryaee

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Review of The Imperial Map: Cartography and the Mastery of Empire Edited by James R. Akerman

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Review of The Imperial Map: Cartography and the Mastery of Empire Edited by James R. Akerman

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Review of The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History by Emma Rothschild

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Review of The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History by Emma Rothschild

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