Thus begins a letter from a Jamaican formerly enslaved woman, Mary Williamson, written to her former owner in 1809…
The Practice of History
Local history is a powerful tool that contributes to place making and construction of identity.
We should develop our own ranking of History journals to provide a separate, authoritative standard for judging journal quality in History and to include the full range of History journals, rather than depending on the vagaries of selection and classification by commercial rankers.
Lists of ‘quality’ rankings for history publications are a threat to academic freedom, to innovative research, and to new fields of scholarship.
Lesley Hulonce advocates a revolution in academic publishing, including radical alternatives like self publishing.