We are pleased to announce that Holly Brewer's article "Slavery, Sovereignty, and 'Inheritable Blood': Reconsidering John Locke and the Origins of American Slavery" has been awarded the 2018-2019 Srinivas Aravamudan Prize by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The article was in the October 2017 issue of the American Historical Review

April 2019 Issue

Current Issue: April 2019 - Vol. 124, No. 2

In This Issue

The April issue will please those who still cherish the standard-length, peer-reviewed article: it features four of those, several of which offer methodological innovation. In "Early Modern Social Networks: Antecedents, Opportunities, and Challenges," Kate Davison (University of Sheffield) historicizes the use of concepts taken from social network analysis as they are applied to early modern history. Read more...

From the Editor's Desk: Historians and the Public

Late last year, professors Hal Brands and Francis J. Gavin of Johns Hopkins University charged that "the historical profession is committing slow-motion suicide." Declining enrollments, STEM education, the diversion of resources away from the humanities, the ongoing hemorrhaging of tenure-track jobs-all these sources of professional historians' woes, they claimed, pale in comparison to our self-inflicted wounds. Read more...

AHR Articles

"Immunity, Capital, and Power in Antebellum New Orleans," by Kathryn Olivarius

"Early Modern Social Networks: Antecedents, Opportunities, and Challenges," by Kate Davison

"The Walrus and the Bureaucrat: Energy, Ecology, and Making the State in the Russian and American Arctic, 1870-1950," by Bathsheba Demuth

"Catholics, Protestants, and the Violent Birth of European Religious Pluralism," by Udi Greenberg

AHR Reappraisal

"Worlds without End," by Camilla Townsend

(The Aztecs under Spanish Rule: A History of the Indians of the Valley of Mexico, 1519-1810, by Charles Gibson)

History Unclassified

"Peering down the Memory Hole: Censorship, Digitization, and the Fragility of Our Knowledge Base,by Glenn D. Tiffert

"The Death of Brazil's National Museum," by Ana Lucia Araujo

Review Roundtable: African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa, by Michael A. Gomez

Introductory Note

Review by Ghislaine Lydon

Review by Ousmane Kane

Review by Shamil Jeppie

Review by Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias

Response by Michael A. Gomez


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