The Historian

Founded in 1938, The Historian has one of the largest circulations of any scholarly journal in the US or Britain with over 13,000 paid subscribers, both individual and institutional. The Historian seeks to publish only the finest of contemporary and relevant historical scholarship. It is the commitment of The Historian to serve as an integrator for the historical profession, bringing together the many strands of historical analysis through the publication of a diverse collection of articles. The Historian is also committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding of current historiographical debates and the most recent scholarship on contemporary historical concerns. In addition to its renown for the publication of original articles, The Historian is also noted for its extensive book review section. Running at an average of 100 pages per issue, and reflecting the general scope of the journal, this section covers a broad array of recently published scholarly monographs affording the reader an up to date survey of all fields of historical study. As part of its commitment to diversity and scholarship, The Historian encourages submissions from all levels of the historical profession and from all regional, temporal and thematic fields of history.

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Volume 79 (3)

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vol. 79 (3): 443-450
In Search of Plutarch's Lost Life of Epaminondas
Robert M. Frakes, vol. 79 (3): 451-475
Financial Battle for Beijing: The Great Powers and Loans to China, 1895–1898
Aleš Skřivan, Aleš Skřivan, vol. 79 (3): 476-503
“A Source of Great Embarrassment to The Bureau”: Gay Activist Jack Nichols, his FBI Agent Father, and the Mattachine Society of Washington
Douglas M. Charles, vol. 79 (3): 504-522
“Moonshiners, Black Marketers, and Thieves among Us”: Economic Crime in Wartime North Vietnam
Harish Mehta, vol. 79 (3): 523-559
When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958. By Saheed Aderinto. (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Pp. xiii, 241. $32.00.)
Raphael Chijioke Njoku, vol. 79 (3): 561-563
The Ba‘thification of Iraq: Saddam Hussein's Totalitarianism. By Aaron M. Faust. (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2015. Pp. xxi, 296. $55.00.)
Joseph Sassoon, vol. 79 (3): 563-564
Saladin: The Sultan who Vanquished the Crusaders and Built an Islamic Empire. By John Man. (Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press, 2016. Pp. xv, 288. $26.99.)
Niall Christie, vol. 79 (3): 564-565
Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence. By Amy Kate Bailey and Stewart E. Tolnay. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. 304. $29.95.)
Joshua M. Price, vol. 79 (3): 565-567
Mobile Selves: Race, Migration and Belonging in Peru and the U.S. By Ulla D. Berg. (New York, NY: New York University Press, 2015. Pp. ix, 304. $49.00.)
Christina Ewig, vol. 79 (3): 567-568
Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution. By Harold H. Bruff. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Pp. 550. $55.00.)
Michael A. Livermore, vol. 79 (3): 568-569
Lincoln's Ethics. By Thomas L. Carson. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. xxvii, 427. $32.99.)
John Burt, vol. 79 (3): 569-572
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Road to the New Deal, 1882–1939. By Roger Daniels. (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Pp. xiii, 522. $34.95.)
Eric Rauchway, vol. 79 (3): 572-573
Florida Founder William P. DuVal: Frontier Bon Vivant. By James M. Denham. (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 456. $49.95.)
James G. Cusick, vol. 79 (3): 573-574
After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War. By Gregory P. Downs. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. Pp. ix, 342. $32.95.)
Debra Foster Greene, vol. 79 (3): 574-575
Slave against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South. By Jeff Forret. (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 530. $65.00.)
John David Smith, vol. 79 (3): 576-577
A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity. By Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2015. Pp. 311. $27.99.)
Daniel W. Crofts, vol. 79 (3): 577-578
The History of Street Gangs in the United States: Their Origins and Transformations. By James C. Howell. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Pp. xii, 165. $80.00.)
C. Ronald Huff, vol. 79 (3): 578-579
Spring 1865: The Closing Campaigns of the Civil War. By Perry D. Jamieson. (Lincoln: NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. Pp. xi, 320. $34.95.)
Jennifer M. Murray, vol. 79 (3): 579-581
A Season of Inquiry Revisited: The Church Committee Confronts America's Spy Agencies. By Loch K. Johnson. (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015. Pp. xxii, 345. $34.95.)
Richard H. Immerman, vol. 79 (3): 581-582