Inverting History with Microhistory

Inverting History with Microhistory is a series of edited volumes in which scholars question the allocation and appropriation of power by ordinary individuals. Microhistory has a long tradition of fascinating stories about the past that can assist in interpreting the present and shaping the immediate future. It can reinforce or challenge macrohistories, world histories, and metanarratives by privileging the experience of an individual or of a small group of individuals. In these contexts, microhistories invert the place of historical actors on the stage of the past, though they do not always subvert the dominant narratives of history.

This series publishes supplemental volumes about individuals, the challenges that they faced and the decisions that they made. Micro-level stories of the past can unite or divide the human family. By inverting the subject, the contributors to this series share research in which they found individuals and groups who deployed their personal power to shape their present and our past. Three volumes have been published so far in this open series. Proposals are welcome and can be sent to the commissioning editor, Marsha R. Robinson, PhD, at

Marsha R. Robinson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of World History at Miami University. She received a BSFS in International Finance and Commerce from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, her MA in History from Central Connecticut State University, and her doctorate in History from Ohio State University. The author of Matriarchy, Patriarchy and Imperial Security in Africa: Explaining Riots in Europe and Violence in Africa, she continues to publish and has presented her research at international conferences in the United States, Norway and Nigeria.

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