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Kathy Farretta <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 12:31:29 -0700
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hi everyone! i'm x-posting this post from H-West in case jim zwick or
anyone studying MT and his anti-imperialist writings is interested in

Kathy Farretta
M.A. Student
Northern Arizona University

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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 13:02:31 -0600
From: Elliott West <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list H-WEST <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP (II): Radical History Review

    I mistakenly sent out the earlier version of this call for papers
without "wrapping aroung" its text.  Sorry.

     Elliott West



The Radical History Review, an independent academic journal of history,
politics, and culture published by Cambridge University Press, is
currently soliciting articles and essays for a thematic issue on "Islands
in History: Perspectives on U.S. Imperialism and the Legacies of 1898."
The centennial of the Spanish-Cuban-American War and the War in the
Philippines offers an opportunity to reflect on the national and
international significance of U.S. expansion at the turn of the century.
Events in 1898 profoundly changed the histories of U.S., Cuba, Puerto
Rico, the Philippines, Guam, and Spain and continue to shape lives,
politics, culture and economics in these areas.  This issue of the RHR
seeks to explore the links between the history of imperialism and the many
responses, debates and consequences including anticolonial political and
cultural activism, immigration and citizenship, and the construction of
national identities.  We are especially interested in articles that
challenge the dominant discourse on U.S. expansion and regional responses
and engage with current political issues related to colonial and
postcolonial practices.

We welcome articles that address:

* Specific and comparative analysis of U.S. expansion at the turn of
the century in Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific;

* Early accounts of responses to the transfer of control and the
creation of new hegemonic configurations within the newly subjected

* The role of discourses about democracy in constructing the discourses
of legitimization for invasion and in shaping responses to U.S. presence;

* The various colonizing projects instituted or emerging from the U.S.
invasions in 1898, and their impact on theories of governmental notions
of autonomy and self-determination, and the very definition of

* The impact of distinct processes of racialization in informing
representations of the subject populations and shaping U.S. policy
toward each country and region;

* The effect of U.S. racial ideologies on local and national ethnic and
racial hierarchies;

* Local, regional, national ethnic and racial processes of identity
formation that emerged in response to colonization by the U.S., and
other anti-imperialist and anti-racist political and cultural responses
to the invasion;

* Impact on global economy, culture and politics beyond the nations
directly involved;

* The implication of imperial ideologies and projects in the
construction of gendered hierarchies and sexual identities;

* The role of organized religion and its practitioners in helping to
solidify U.S. imperialism and in creating responses to it;

* The demographic transformations that resulted from U.S. occupation,
including but not limited to the distinct histories of the various
colonial diasporas and their incorporation into ethnic and racial
configuration within the U.S.;

* Effects of linguistic policies on processes of assimilation and

* The cultural representations and ideological workings of imperialism
from a transnational or comparative perspective;

* The continued impact of imperial legacies on debates about culture,
politics and economy in the U.S., Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines, and

Submission deadline: April 15, 1998

Please send submissions to Managing Editor, Radical History Review,
Tamiment Library, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Inquiries to Pennee Bender or Yvonne Lassalle at
[log in to unmask], or to the RHRoffice at 212-998-2632