Thursday, June 18, 2009

Eavesdrop on the historians

Need some quick reconnaissance on the latest historical books? Check out H-Net Reviews. You won't always find the titles you want, but when you do your colleagues will wonder how you got to be the first to know.

Also keep an eye on the online historical magazine Common-Place, which is doing additional reviews now. Matthew Mason highlights Charles Ball's 1837 autobiographical account of the internal US slave trade. Readily available on line, it "matches better-known slave narratives both in the adventure of his escapes and the power of his testament to slave resistance," and it reinforces current scholarship which focuses more on this trade than on the plantation.

1 comment:

Sheri said...

Great find Harold, thanks!