Marjoleine Kars has won the 2017 CLAH Vanderwood Prize for her article "Dodging Rebellion: Politics and Gender in the Berbice Slave Uprising of 1763," which was published in the February 2016 issue of the American Historical Review. Help us congratulate Kars on winning her fourth prize for this article. 

April 2018 Issue

Current Issue: April 2018 - Vol. 123, No. 2

In This Issue

The first thing readers will notice about the April issue is that it includes two lengthy review essays, a genre that we encourage but that we publish all too infrequently. The first, "The Geopolitics of Mobility: Immigration Policy and American Global Power in the Long Twentieth Century," by Paul A. Kramer (Vanderbilt University), charts an emerging historical scholarship that asks how U.S. immigration policy has been shaped by U.S. foreign relations.

Much like Kramer, Andre Schmid (University of Toronto) organizes the other April review essay around the concept of human mobility, though in a very different fashion. In "Historicizing North Korea: State Socialism, Population Mobility, and Cold War Historiography," Schmid shows how Korean history-and historiography-remains deeply marked by the legacies of transnational anti-communism even while historians studying socialism in other settings have shed many of their Cold War assumptions about state power. Read more...

From the Editor's Desk: The Perils of Peer Review

In response to our recently announced efforts to open the pages of the AHR to a wider range of scholarship, scholarly practices, and professional developments, I am frequently asked if this means that we will modify our peer review process. This challenge comes from both those who welcome change and those who fear it. The latter worry that we will lower our "standards." The former express concern that the AHR's elaborate process of peer review is too onerous and time-consuming. Read more...

AHR Review Essays

The Geopolitics of Mobility: Immigration Policy and American Global Power in the Long Twentieth Century, by Paul A. Kramer
Historicizing North Korea: State Socialism, Population Mobility, and Cold War Historiography, by Andre Schmid

AHR Articles

Staging an Empire: An Ottoman Circumcision Ceremony as Cultural Performance, by Kaya ┼×ahin
Charity and the End of Empire: British Non-Governmental Organizations, Africa, and International Development in the 1960s, by Matthew Hilton

AHR Reappraisal

Thinking the Nation: "Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism," by Benedict Anderson

AHR Film Reviews

The Land beneath Our FeetGregg Mitman and Sarita Siegel, dirs., by Ibrahim Sundiata
The Train of Salt and Sugar [Comboio de Sal e Açucar], Licínio Azevedo, dir., by Eric Allina
Skulls of My People, Vincent Moloi, dir., by Heike Becker
Call Me Thief [Noem My Skollie], Daryne Joshua, dir., by Sean Jacobs



AHR Interview

Listen to the next episode of AHR Interview:

For more episodes, check out AHR Interview on SoundCloud.

Published on behalf of

American Historical Association logo

The AHA is the largest professional organization devoted to the discipline of history in all fields. Membership dues support the publication of the AHR. Join today!


Other AHA Publications

Perspectives on History logo

For the past 50 years, Perspectives on History has been the principal source for news and information about the historical discipline. Published monthly during the academic year, Perspectives on History offers articles and commentary on teaching, computers and software, history in the media, museum exhibitions, and archives and research. Also includes the most comprehensive current listings of employment openings and historical activities, both within and outside academia.  View publication

AHA Today logo

A blog focused on the latest happenings in the broad discipline of history and the professional practice of the craft that draws on the staff, research, and activities of the American Historical Association. View publication