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    Inquiring About a Submission

    Thank you both for the advice! I would up sending the organizer an email to see what was going on, and I was told that it would take another week to finish evaluating the papers. However, that was three weeks ago, and there has still been no announcement made on the website and no email sent with a decision. I'm not sure I can email again without coming across as too much of a pain, but now the conference is fast approaching. Any more advice?
  2. I submitted a piece for a paper contest/conference and was told upon submission that entrants would be notified by mid- to late July regarding the decision. When would be an acceptable time to inquire about this decision? The conference is in a month-and-a-half, and I don't want to wait too long on the outside chance my paper was actually selected (travel plans and scheduling become factors as the conference date approaches). However, I also don't want to appear pushy. Any tips, or has anybody had a similar scenario?
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    Recommendations for 19th century US Cultural History

    Gail Bederman's Manliness and Civilization is an excellent cultural history of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S.
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    Languages We Know

    German annieca, kotov, Kelkel, Ganymede18, grlu0701 Spanish annieca, crazedandinfused, Ganymede18, grlu0701 (kind of), CageFree, StrangeLight, pudewen (very rusty and basically useless to my work) French theregalrenegade, Ganymede18, CageFree (reading, can speak a bit), StrangeLight, Safferz (Franglais) Hebrew uhohlemonster, crazedandinfused (ktzat) Italian BCEmory08 Latin Kelkel, Ganymede18 Greek Ganymede18 (New Testament) Russian Polish runaway Romanian kotov Japanese kyjin, pudewen (sort of, it's in process), unforth (well enough to read/translate) Portuguese CageFree (reading), StrangeLight (reading, swearing) Hungarian StrangeLight (swearing only) Somali Safferz Arabic Safferz (reading) Chinese pudewen (modern and classical) Gibberish Oseirus (fluent classical, modern, pomo - speaking; ok in reading modern & pomo; can't write worth a lick)
  5. That's rough. The toughest three-week sequence I've had (thus far) was Market Revolution (Sellers), Rise of American Democracy (Wilentz), and What Hath God Wrought (Howe).
  6. Some more for 19th- and 20th- century Americanists. The list is by no means exhaustive but mainly represents books and a few articles that I've found helpful and/or important historiographically. Also, for the sake of time, I have not included subtitles or journal titles, but these should all be easy to find. Patrick Allitt, Catholic Converts Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities Sven Beckert, The Monied Metropolis Gail Bederman, Manliness and Civilization Jeanne Boydston, Home and Work Elsa Barkley Brown, "'What Has Happened Here,'" and "Negotiating and Transforming the Public Sphere" Jon Butler, Awash in a Sea of Faith Margot Canaday, The Straight State Dan Carter, The Politics of Rage David Cecelski and Timothy Tyson, eds., Democracy Betrayed Katherine Charron, Freedom's Teacher George Chauncey, Gay New York Lizabeth Cohen, Making a New Deal, and A Consumers' Republic Patricia Cline Cohen, The Murder of Helen Jewett Karen Cox, Dreaming of Dixie Jane Dailey, Glenda Gilmore, and Bryant Simon, eds., Jumpin' Jim Crow Brian DeLay, War of a Thousand Deserts Steven Deyle, Carry Me Back John Dittmer, Local People Jay Dolan, The Immigrant Church, Catholic Revivalism, The American Catholic Experience, and In Search of an American Catholicism W.E.B. Du Bois, Black Reconstruction in America Drew Gilpin Faust, James Henry Hammond and the Old South Crystal Feimster, Southern Horrors Barbara Fields, "Ideology and Race in American History," and "Slavery, Race, and Ideology in the United States of America" Leon Fink, The Maya of Morganton Roger Finke and Rodney Stark, The Churching of America Eric Foner, Reconstruction Gaines Foster, Ghosts of the Confederacy Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Within the Plantation Household Eugene Genovese, The Political Economy of Slavery, and Roll, Jordan, Roll Lori Ginzberg, Women and the Work of Benevolence Lawrence Glickman, A Living Wage Thavolia Glymph, Out of the House of Bondage Kenneth Greenberg, Honor and Slavery R. Marie Griffith, Born Again Bodies Steven Hahn, A Nation Under Our Feet Steven Hahn and Jonathan Prude, eds., The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, "The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past" Pekka Hamalainen, Comanche Empire Nathan Hatch, The Democratization of American Christianity Christine Heyrman, Southern Cross Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, "African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race" Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought Hassan Jeffries, Bloody Lowndes Philip Jenkins, Hoods and Shirts, Cold War at Home, The Next Christendom, and The New Anti-Catholicism Paul Johnson, A Shopkeeper's Millennium Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz, The Kingdom of Matthias Robin D.G. Kelley, "'We Are Not What We Seem'" Adriane Lentz-Smith, Freedom Struggles Robert Korstad and Nelson Lichtenstein, "Opportunities Found and Lost" Nelson Lichtenstein, State of the Union Stephanie McCurry, Masters of Small Worlds Micki McElya, Clinging to Mammy Lisa McGirr, Suburban Warriors John McGreevy, Parish Boundaries, and Catholicism and American Freedom Danielle McGuire, At the Dark End of the Street James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom Tiya Miles, Ties That Bind Michele Mitchell, Righteous Propagation Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom Mark Neely, The Fate of Liberty, and "Was the Civil War a Total War?" Stephen Norwood, "Bogalusa Burning" Annelise Orleck, Storming Caesars Palace Robert Orsi, The Madonna of 115th Street, and Thank You, St. Jude Peggy Pascoe, What Comes Naturally Charles Payne, I've Got the Light of Freedom Albert Raboteau, Slave Religion Steven Reich, "Soldiers of Democracy" Seth Rockman, Scraping By David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness Anne Rose, Transcendentalism as a Social Movement Willie Lee Rose, Rehearsal for Reconstruction Steven Rosswurm, The FBI and the Catholic Church Adam Rothman, Slave Country Leslie Schwalm, A Hard Fight for We Joan Scott, "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis" Charles Sellers, The Market Revolution Susan Smith, Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired Christine Stansell, City of Women Melvyn Stokes and Stephen Conway, eds., The Market Revolution in America Thomas Sugrue, Origins of the Urban Crisis, and Sweet Land of Liberty Patricia Sullivan, Lift Every Voice E.P. Thompson, "The Moral Economy of the Crowd in the Eighteenth Century" Grant Wacker, Heaven Below Deborah Gray White, Ar'n't I a Woman? Sean Wilentz, Chants Democratic, and The Rise of American Democracy Nan Woodruff, American Congo C. Vann Woodward, Tom Watson, Origins of the New South, and The Strange Career of Jim Crow Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Southern Honor Susan Zaeske, Signatures of Citizenship Andrew Zimmerman, Alabama in Africa
  7. I agree, but I think that Steven Deyle's Carry Me Back is just as important a book on the domestic slave trade, which appeared 5 years after Soul By Soul, and one that should be read alongside Johnson's. I'm in my second year (of three) of coursework, by the way.
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    What are you reading?

    I'm currently reading Modris Eckstein's Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age, George Mosse's Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars, Dylan Penningroth's The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South, and Patricia Sullivan's Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement. Yeah, coursework pretty much owns my time.
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    Fields?

    American History R_Escobar (20th century, American Indian), crazedandinfused (antebellum, intellectual), hopin'-n-prayin' (southern, religious), stevemcn (transnational), Simple Twist of Fate (early American), zb642 (20th century, labor/working-class culture), BCEmory08 (19th-20th century Catholicism, labor) European History Kelkel (Modern Germany, political), goldielocks (Britain), SapperDaddy (Eastern and Central Europe), kotov (Modern Romania, Holocaust, labor), RevolutionBlues (Modern Western Europe/France labor and leftist politics), theregalrenegade (18th/19th cent British Empire/environment), jrah822 (19th century Britain; emphasis on colonial relationship to India) African History Oseirus (precolonial/early colonial West Africa), Singwaya18 (20th century East Africa), Safferz (20th century Horn/Northeast Africa) Latin American History teachgrad (20th century, Southern Cone), BH-history East Asian History alleykat Near/Middle Eastern History uhohlemonster Atlantic World sandyvanb Global/World History cooperstreet (Cold War) Jewish History uhohlemonster, hopin'-n-'prayin, kotov (Holocaust)
  10. I'm a grad student in history, and I've got five substantial, archivally-based research papers that are more or less complete (i.e., pretty much exhausted the archives and my source base; historiography covered; writing complete - they were all for seminars; and a few have gone through conference presentations). My question is basically, when is enough enough? I feel like it's time to start submitting these, but I have this constant, nagging feeling that I'm missing something in the literature, that there are more sources left to find, etc. How do you know when you've reached the point that the research is done and it's time to submit to a journal? Should I just get it over with already and rest assured that reviewers will point out to me if I've made any critical mistakes? Also, is there anything wrong with submitting all five of these at once (to different journals)? Should I try to stagger my submissions, or should I just send them all out in one big batch? Thanks!
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    Penn State

    I think there will be more of this nationally as the job market continues to tighten and as university and departmental budgets continue to shrink.
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    Penn State

    I live in Lion's Gate. They seem pet-friendly (if you pay the fee, of course).
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    Live with one of your incoming classmen?

    I lived with a member of my cohort my first year. It was fine, and we both got along great. I don't really see the problem that others are seeing.
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    State College, PA

    I know a couple grad students who live here, but I do know that there are a lot of undergrads at Parkway.
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