The Historian

Founded in 1938, The Historian has one of the largest circulations of any scholarly journal in the US or Britain with over 13,000 paid subscribers, both individual and institutional. The Historian seeks to publish only the finest of contemporary and relevant historical scholarship. It is the commitment of The Historian to serve as an integrator for the historical profession, bringing together the many strands of historical analysis through the publication of a diverse collection of articles. The Historian is also committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding of current historiographical debates and the most recent scholarship on contemporary historical concerns. In addition to its renown for the publication of original articles, The Historian is also noted for its extensive book review section. Running at an average of 100 pages per issue, and reflecting the general scope of the journal, this section covers a broad array of recently published scholarly monographs affording the reader an up to date survey of all fields of historical study. As part of its commitment to diversity and scholarship, The Historian encourages submissions from all levels of the historical profession and from all regional, temporal and thematic fields of history.

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Volume 79 (1)

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vol. 79 (1): 1-1
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vol. 79 (1): 2-2
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vol. 79 (1): 3-8
Early Modern Irish Exceptionalism Revisited
William Palmer, vol. 79 (1): 9-31
Liberty and Slavery in Colonial America: The Case of Georgia, 1732–1770
Andrew C. Lannen, vol. 79 (1): 32-55
An Anglo-American “Petroleum Entente”?: The First Attempt to Reach an Anglo-American Oil Agreement, 1921
Anand Toprani, vol. 79 (1): 56-79
True Art Sells Itself: XY Magazine and the Gay Press in Digital-Age America
Michael Hitchcock, vol. 79 (1): 80-99
A Land of Aching Hearts: The Middle East in the Great War. By Leila Tarazi Fawaz. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. ix, 371. $35.00.)
William R. Keylor, vol. 79 (1): 101-103
Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa. By Christopher J. Lee. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014. Pp. 368. $26.95.)
Jill E. Kelly, vol. 79 (1): 103-104
Jurji Zaidan and the Foundations of Arab Nationalism. By Thomas Philipp. (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2014. Pp. xxiii, 431. $49.95.)
David N. Yaghoubian, vol. 79 (1): 104-106
Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County. By David F. Allmendinger Jr. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. Pp. xi, 401. $49.95.)
Alfred L. Brophy, vol. 79 (1): 106-107
Punishment in Paradise: Race, Slavery, Human Rights, and a Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Penal Colony. By Peter M. Beattie. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 337. $26.95.)
Timothy J. Coates, vol. 79 (1): 107-108
Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. By Richard Brookhiser. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2014. Pp. xi, 347. $27.99.)
Thomas C. Mackey, vol. 79 (1): 108-109
To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement. By Christopher Cameron. (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2014. Pp. i, 172. $45.00.)
Sandra Slater, vol. 79 (1): 110-111
Authoritarian El Salvador: Politics and the Origins of the Military Regimes, 1880-1940. By Erik Ching. (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014. Pp. xvii, 486. $55.00.)
Joaquín M. Chávez, vol. 79 (1): 111-113
Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century. By Andrew Wender Cohen. (New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2015. Pp. x, 376. $27.95.)
George T. Díaz, vol. 79 (1): 113-114
American Mythmaker: Walter Noble Burns and the Legends of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Joaquin Murrieta. By Mark J. Dworkin. (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. Pp. xv, 269. $29.95.)
Richard W. Etulain, vol. 79 (1): 115-116
A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867. By  Max M. Edling. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 318. $45.00.)
Mark Wahlgren Summers, vol. 79 (1): 116-117
The Yaquis and the Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico. By Raphael Brewster Folsom. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014. Pp. xi, 296. $50.00.)
Thomas E. Sheridan, vol. 79 (1): 117-118
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. By Eric Foner. (New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2015. Pp. xiii, 320. $26.95.)
Loren Schweninger, vol. 79 (1): 119-120