Category The History Discipline

The American Historical Review’s Nonsense

Today, I received the latest American Historical Review in the mail. Just try to make sense of the abstract of one of it’s featured articles: In “History in the Dungeon: Atlantic Slavery and the Spirit of Capitalism in Cape Coast Castle, Ghana,” Andrew Apter focuses on a West African spirit, Nan Tabir, a coastal diety […]

Reviewer #2 is a Jerk.

Let’s face it. Reviewer #2 is a always jerk. There is no list of peer-reviewers who might serve as the second reviewer, there is only one “Reviewer #2” and he is called on to read every article you write. Reviewer #1 is basically Julie Andrews dancing on a mountainside somewhere, singing praises about your article. […]