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October 2016 Issue

Latest Issue: October 2016 - Vol. 121, No. 4

In This Issue

The October issue includes five-full length articles, ranging from a study of abolitionist ideology in early-nineteenth-century Sierra Leone to late-twentieth-century global humanitarian efforts in the Third World. Eight featured reviews are followed by our regular book review section. Read more...

In Back Issues

In the hope of encouraging readers to dip into the long history of scholarship contained in the pages of the American Historical Review (now in the 121st year of its publishing history), and to take advantage of the digital availability of this archive to most readers, the AHR editors offer a look back at issues from one hundred, seventy-five, and fifty years ago. What follows is not a comprehensive survey of the contents of those issues, but rather a glance at some of the articles and other features that might be of interest, or even of use, today. Read more...

Featured Articles

"The Colonial Rebirth of British Anti-Slavery: The Liberated African Villages of Sierra Leone, 1815-1824," Padraic X. Scanlan

"Reading Tree in Nature's Nation: Toward a Field Guide to Sylvan Literacy in the Nineteenth-Century United States," Daegan Miller

"A Fiscal Revolution: Statecraft in France's Early Third Republic," Stephen W. Sawyer

"Lesbianism, Transvestitism, and the Nazi State: A Microhistory of a Gestapo Investigation, 1939-1943," Laurie Marhoefer

"Milking the Third World? Humanitarianism, Capitalism, and the Moral Economy of the Nestlé Boycott," Tehila Sasson


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