Ohio History Journal

Book Reviews
Summer-Autumn 2001
pp. 190-192
Copyright 2001 by the Ohio Historical Society. All rights reserved.
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Ohio History is pleased to announce the launch of its new online archive: www.ohiohistory.org/publications/ohiohistory.

Researchers can browse the complete text of the journal, including footnotes and images, from the premier issue released in June 1 887 (then entitled the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly) through the Winter-Spring 2000 issue. You may select individual volumes and "thumb through" articles page by page, or you can use the site's search tools to find information by topic.

This archive is a work in progress—currently, some images and text which did not scan properly are being replaced—but the entire site is available and will remain so as corrections are made. A system has been established for users to notify the editors via e-mail if they find an error while browsing.

The one-hundred-year index will also be available in print this October. If you would like to purchase a copy, contact the Ohio History editorial office at (614) 297-2364; fax (614) 297-2367; e-mail ohiohistory@ohiohistory.org.

The Ohio History digital archive and one-hundred-year index have been made possible through support from the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). OPLIN provides Ohioans fast, free Internet access through the state telecommunications network, as well as the use of high-quality research databases not freely available on the World Wide Web, through their local public libraries. For more information about OPLIN, visit www.oplin.lib.oh.us or send an e-mail to editor@oplin.lib.oh.us. You may also contact the editor by phone at (614) 7285252. The digital archive is part of Ohio's bicentennial celebration and has the support of the Bicentennial Commission. Information about the Bicentennial Commission is available at www.ohio200.org.

The Ohio Academy of History Spring Meeting will be held April 19 and 20, 2002, at the Cincinnati Museum Center. For more information, please contact Thomas C. Maroukis, Department of History and Political Science, Capital University, 2199 E. Main St., Columbus, Ohio, 43209-2394. Phone (614) 2366447; fax (614) 236-6774; e-mail tmarouki@capital.edu.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission invites applications for its 2002-2003 Scholars in Residence Program, including applications for collaborative residencies. The Scholars in Residence program provides support for full-time research and study in the manuscript and artifact collections maintained by any Commission facility, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and twenty-six historic sites and museums around the state. Collaborative residencies fund research that relates to the interpretive mission and advances the programmatic goals of any PHMC program or facility, including the agency's history sites and museums. A collaborative residency proposal must be filed jointly by the interested scholar and host program/facility.

Residency programs are open to all who are conducting research on Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public sector history professionals, independent scholars, graduate students, educators, writers, filmmakers, and others. Residencies are available for four to twelve weeks between May 1, 2002, and April 30, 2003, at the rate of $1,500 per month. Deadline for application is January 11, 2002. Complete information and

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application materials are available at the PHMC web site: www.phmc.state.pa.us. You may also write to the Division of History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Commonwealth Keystone Building—Plaza Level, 400 North St., Harrisburg, PA, 17120-0053; or call (717) 787-3034; or e-mail lshopes@state.pa.us.

Recent news items from history departments around Ohio include:

Karim Tiro, Assistant Professor, will be on academic leave for 2001-2002. Kathleen Smythe, Assistant Professor, will be on sabbatical in Spring 2002.

Appointments to the history department include Laura Hilton (Ohio State, 2001) as Assistant Professor of modern European history, and Mark Spicka (Ohio State, 2000) as Visiting Assistant Professor in world history. Taylor Stults is retiring after 39 years in the department; his primary fields are European, Russian, and US diplomatic history. Peter Worthing, Associate Professor of East Asian history, has accepted a new position at the University of North Florida

Robert Burk has published Much More Than a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball Since 1921 (University of North Carolina Press, 2001), and Peter Worthing published Occupation and Revolution: China and the Vietnamese August Revolution of 1945 (Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2001).

Angela Woollacott, who specializes in British Empire and women's history, was promoted to full Professor and will be on sabbatical leave during the Fall of 2001. Medieval historian Michael Altschul will retire at the end of the 2001-2002 academic year.

Ted Steinberg published Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disasters in America (Oxford, 2000) and spent the 2000-2001 academic year on leave with a Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Alan Rocke published Nationalizing Science: Adolphe Wurtz and the Battlefor French Chemistry (MIT, 2000). Miriam Levin edited Cultures of Control (Harwood, 2000). Carroll Pursell edited American Technology, a Blackwell Reader in American Social and Cultural History (Blackwell, 2001) and is on sabbatical this semester. John Grabowski co-authored Cleveland: A History in Motion (Heritage Media Corp. and Western Reserve Historical Society, 2000).

Glenn Ames and Charles Nelson Glaab are on sabbatical leave for the fall semester, 2001, and William D. Hoover is on sabbatical leave for the 2001-2002 academic year.

Ruth Herndon has been promoted to Associate Professor and received a major Research Grant from the Spencer Foundation. Herndon's monograph, Unwelcome Americans: Living on the Margin in Early New England, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2001).

Glenn Ames received a Dean's Merit Award for the academic year 2000-2001. Michael Jakobson was awarded an Outstanding Teacher Award (a university-wide selection) for academic year 2000-2001. Larry Wilcox was awarded the 2001 Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio Academy of History. Carol Bresnahan Menning has been elected chairperson of the faculty senate for 2001-2002.

Graduate students who received awards include: Jill Nussel, who received the Graduate Student Association's Community Service Award; Christie Raber, who received the Groesbeck Scholarship from the National Society of Colonial Dames

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of America in the State of Ohio; Christopher Stowe, who received the Whiteford Award for dissertation research from the Graduate School; and Manual Yang, who has been awarded a University Fellowship from the Graduate School for 2001-2002.

Firelands Historical Society, Norwalk, Ohio, is pleased to announce the publication of The Firelands Pioneer—Third Series, Volume XIV. The Firelands Pioneer is a magazine of history, biography, and geneaolgy, covering subjects such as Firelands men and women in pioneer days, pioneer reminiscences, cemeteries, churches, schools, military and vital records, Bible records, family history, and obituaries. The first series was published between 1858 and 1878, and the second between 1882 and 1937. The third series was begun in 1980. All fourteen volumes from the third series are available for purchase at $20.00 each ($18.00 for Firelands Historical Society members) or $199 for the complete set, plus postage. A booklet of grave inscriptions and biographical data for Day Cemetery in New London township, Huron County, is also available. If you need more information about these publications or would like to request an order form, write to Firelands Historical Society, 4 Case Avenue, Norwalk, Ohio, 44857.

A Biography of America is a new twenty-six-part instructional video series developed by WGBH Boston and Annenberg/CPB, in cooperation with the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration. The series is designed for use in college or high school American history survey courses, as a resource for instructor inservice programs in American history, and as a video reference for public, university, or school libraries. A companion interactive Web site has been developed as part of the series: www.learner.org/biographyofamerica. A coordinated Houghton Mifflin textbook and guides are also available.

The half-hour programs can be purchased on twenty-six cassettes for $580 or on thirteen cassettes (two programs per cassette) for $389. Other purchase options are available. For more information, visit www.learner.org or call 1-800-LEARNER (1-800-532-7637).

Published by the Ohio Historical Society since 1887, Ohio History hopes to serve as a clearinghouse for information about Ohio historians, departments of history, professional meetings, research activities, historical societies, museums, and libraries. Such an undertaking depends, however, upon the cooperation of the many individuals and institutions we endeavor to serve. If you or your organization are interested in placing an announcement in "Notes and Queries," please write to: Ohio History, Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211 2497. E-mail to ohiohistory@ohiohistory.org. Production deadlines dictate that all dated materials (contests, meetings, requests for papers) be in our office five months prior to publication.