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 78 (1)

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vol. 78 (1): 2-2
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vol. 78 (1): 3-9
Egodocuments and History: A Short Account of the Longue Durée
Michael Mascuch, Rudolf Dekker, Arianne Baggerman, vol. 78 (1): 11-56
Ferdinand Dejean (1731-97): Surgeon of the Dutch East-India Company, Man of the Enlightenment, and Patron of Mozart
Otto Bleker, vol. 78 (1): 57-80
Approaches to the Byzantine Family. Edited by Leslie Brubaker and Shaun Tougher. (Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate, 2013. Pp. xxv, 417. $119.95.)
Walter E. Kaegi, vol. 78 (1): 81-83
Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival: A History of Dissent, c.1935–1972. By Derek R. Peterson. (Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. 344. $34.99.)
Jason Bruner, vol. 78 (1): 83-84
Incident at the Otterville Station: A Civil War Story of Slavery and Rescue. By John Christgau. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 160. $16.95.)
Aaron Astor, vol. 78 (1): 84-86
Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America. By Kevin Cook. (New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2014. Pp. xi, 242. $25.95.)
Thomas A. Caffrey, vol. 78 (1): 86-87
Dangerously Sleepy: Overworked Americans and the Cult of Manly Wakefulness. By Alan Derickson. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Pp. xiii, 256. $49.95.)
Benjamin Hunnicutt, vol. 78 (1): 87-89
Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman. By Aida D. Donald. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 265. $26.99.)
Andrew E. Busch, vol. 78 (1): 89-90
Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence. By Joseph J. Ellis. (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Pp. x, 219. $26.95.)
Keith Pacholl, vol. 78 (1): 90-91
The Irony of the Solid South: Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865–1944. By Glenn Feldman. (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 2013. Pp. xix, 459. $49.95.)
Bruce E. Baker, vol. 78 (1): 91-93
Shrill Hurrahs: Women, Gender, and Racial Violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900. By Kate Côté Gillin. (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. x, 170. $34.95.)
Maxine D. Jones, vol. 78 (1): 93-94
Empire of Vines: Wine Culture in America. By Erica Hannickel. (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Pp. 312. $39.95.)
Rachel E. Black, vol. 78 (1): 94-95
US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946–1967. By Sean N. Kalic. (College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 182. $40.00.)
Andrew J. Dunar, vol. 78 (1): 95-97
Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture. By Josh Lambert. (New York, NY: New York University Press, 2014. Pp. xi, 263. $35.00.)
Melissa R. Klapper, vol. 78 (1): 97-98
Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia. By Robert M. Lombardo. (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. ix, 257. $85.00.)
Kathleen A. Cairns, vol. 78 (1): 99-100
A Lenape among the Quakers: The Life of Hannah Freeman. By Dawn G. Marsh. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 211. $27.95.)
Thomas A. Britten, vol. 78 (1): 100-101
Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South. By Jaime Amanda Martinez. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. i, 233. $39.95.)
Matthew H. Crocker, vol. 78 (1): 101-103