Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November issue of Historically Speaking

Randall Stephens

In not too long, the November issue of Historically Speaking will be shipping out. And, as usual, it will soon be posted on Project Muse. This issue features a forum with Joyce Appleby on the emergence of capitalism; Peter Coclanis and Stanley L. Engerman's discussion of the influence of Eugene and Elizabeth Fox Genovese; essays on the Christian America debate; and more. Here's the run down:

Historically Speaking (November 2011)

Taking Historical Fundamentalism Seriously
Johann N. Neem

Historians Meet Thanksgiving: What Would George Do?
Sam Wineburg and Eli Gottlieb

The Early Modern Origins of Capitalism: A Roundtable

The Cultural Roots of Capitalism
Joyce Appleby

What’s Left for Economics? A Comment on Appleby
Hans L. Eicholz

Comment on Appleby
Hendrik Hartog

Joyce Appleby

Athens and Sparta and the War of Rank in Ancient Greece: An Interview with J.E. Lendon Conducted by Donald A. Yerxa

Labor Day: The Lessons of the Past
Robert H. Zieger

The Intellectual World of Southern Slaveholders: Two Assessments of the Recent Work of Eugene D. Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Sic et Non
Peter A. Coclanis

The Richness of Intellectual Life in the Antebellum South
Stanley L. Engerman

Teaching and Writing about the History of African-American Christianity: An Interview with Paul Harvey
Conducted by Randall J. Stephens

Then, and Then Again
Joseph A. Amato

Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin: An Interview with Timothy Snyder
Conducted by Donald A. Yerxa


PW said...

Randall - I'm really looking forward to reading Donald's interview w/ Timothy Snyder. I think that all too often we forget the horrendous magnitude of Stalin and Hitler's crimes. It's bemusing that Churchill and Roosevelt referred to the former as "Uncle Joe" and that he was portrayed as a genial, high-spirited chap by the British and American media. Certainly the Red Army bogging down the Wermacht in the snows of Russia helped the Allies endure until superior American military production turned the tide. Yet, despite the necessity of Britain and America partnering with the Soviets, it's almost inconceivable that a man who killed upwards of 20 million of his own people could be portrayed as a nice guy.

Randall said...

I wonder if the image of "Uncle Joe" with a pipe has anything to do with this?


PW said...

Possibly. Stalin typically smoked cigarettes instead, though. Indeed, Hitler ordered that Stalin's cigarette be removed from the picture of him authorizing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact because the Fuhrer thought the item was ill-fitting for "a historic agreement between two great nations". Interesting that he sweated the little things, while making plans to exterminate Europe's Jews and was possibly already thinking of turning on Stalin.

Source: Conrad Black, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, page 528.