Sept: Issue 3

Current Issue: Vol. 126, No. 3

In This Issue

Our lead article, Colin P. Elliott's (Indiana University) "The Ecology of Exchange: The Monetization of Roman Egypt," offers a critical historical case study of the ways in which ecology intersects and inflects politics, economics, and culture. He argues that the riverine geography and ecology of the Nile valley and the rhythmic nature of its agricultural cycle shaped the meanings inhabitants attached to money, including the invading coins of Greek and Roman polities. Read more...


"The Ecology of Exchange: The Monetization of Roman Egypt," by Colin P. Elliott

"World History and the Tasman Sea," by Alison Bashford

"Freedom with Local Bonds: Custom and Manumission in the Age of Emancipation," by Adriana Chira

"Capitulations Redux: The Imperial Genealogy of the Post-World War I "Minority" Regimes," by Laura Robson

"To the East Turn: The Russian Revolution and the Black Radical Imagination in the United States, 1917-1924," by Winston James

"Soviet Secrecy: Toward a Social Map of Knowledge," by Asif Siddiqi

"Made in Manchuria: The Transnational Origins of Socialist Industrialization in Maoist China," by Koji Hirata

"Critical Digital Archives: A Review from Archival Studies," by Itza A. Carbajal, Michelle Caswell

History Unclassified

"Losing an Archive: Doing Place-Based History in the Age of the Anthropocene," by Catherine Tatiana Dunlop

"Finding Amica in the Archives: Navigating a Path between Strategic Collaboration and Independent Research," by Michelle Armstrong-Partida, Susan McDonough

"The Search for the Kayendo: Recovering the Lowcountry Rice Toolkit," by Caroline Grego

AHR Reappraisal

"The Wages of Harlotry"-Luise White's The Comforts of Home: Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi (1990-2020)," by Kenda Mutongi

AHR in the News

"Confronting the Myth of Objectivity: Historian Karlos Hill has found his 'power' teaching the 1921 Tulsa race massacre," by David M. Perry

AHR Interview

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