We are pleased to announce two recent prize winners for their articles in the American Historical Review! The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction has awarded their annual prize to Marjoleine Kars for her February 2016 article, "Dodging Rebellion: Politics and Gender in the Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763." Also, Philipp Lehmann's February 2016 article, "Infinite Power to Change the World: Hydroelectricity and Engineered Climate Change in the Atlantropa Project" was selected as the best article published in environmental history last year by the American Society for Environmental History. Congratulations to Kars and Lehmann!

April 2017 Issue

Latest Issue: April 2017 - Vol. 122, No. 2

In This Issue

The April issue includes an AHR Forum on a digital project in which novel mapping techniques are used to track eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century British architects on the "Grand Tour" in Italy. There are also articles on suicide in early Latin America, biopolitics in Saudi Arabia, and the mobilization of young people in Japanese-occupied Taiwan during the Second World War. Six featured reviews are followed by our extensive book review section. "In Back Issues" calls readers' attention to issues from one hundred, seventy-five, and fifty years ago. 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 122nd 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... 

AHR Articles

"Fatal Differences: Suicide, Race, and Forced Labor in the Americas," by Marc A. Hertzman

"Governing the Living and the Dead: Mecca and the Emergence of the Saudi Biopolitical State," by John M. Willis

"Between "Rural Youth" and Empire: Social and Emotional Dynamics of Youth Mobilization in the Countryside of Colonial Taiwan under Japan's Total War," by Sayaka Chatani

AHR Forum: Mapping the Republic of Letters

"Historical Research in a Digital Age: Reflections from the Mapping the Republic of Letters Project," by Dan Edelstein, Paula Findlen, Giovanna Ceserani, Caroline Winterer, and Nicole Coleman

"British Travelers in Eighteenth-Century Italy: The Grand Tour and the Profession of Architecture," by Giovanna Ceserani, Giorgio Caviglia, Nicole Coleman, Thea De Armond, Sarah Murray, and Molly Taylor-Poleskey

"Reading the Grand Tour at a Distance: Archives and Datasets in Digital History," by Jason M. Kelly


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