Recent Discussions

CFP Edited Volume: Race and Racism in Divided Germany

We seek proposals for chapters for an edited volume tentatively titled “Race and Racism in Divided Germany,” which will bring together new scholarship on the history of racialization and racism in both East and West Germany during the Cold War and since unification. We are particularly interested in work about the period between the 1970s and the 1990s.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Debarati Sanyal
Reviewer: 
Brenda D. Melendy

Melendy on Sanyal, 'Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance'

Debarati Sanyal. Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. viii + 341 pp. $37.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-6548-0; $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-6547-3.

Reviewed by Brenda D. Melendy (Texas A&M University-Kingsville) Published on H-German (September, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Fields of Resonance: Collapsing Memories of War and Genocide

Author: 
Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Janet Ward, eds.
Reviewer: 
Shelley Rose

Rose on Diefendorf and Ward, 'Transnationalism and the German City'

Jeffry M. Diefendorf, Janet Ward, eds. Transnationalism and the German City. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2014. ix + 277 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-39016-5.

Reviewed by Shelley Rose (Cleveland State University) Published on H-German (September, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Transnational Meets Local in the German City

Author: 
Dan Stone
Reviewer: 
Michael Westrate

Westrate on Stone, 'Goodbye to all that?: The Story of Europe since 1945'

Dan Stone. Goodbye to all that?: The Story of Europe since 1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxvii + 379 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-969771-7.

Reviewed by Michael Westrate (Villanova University) Published on H-German (September, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Rise and Fall of the Antifascist Consensus: Stability and Instability in Postwar Europe

Author: 
James Reston
Reviewer: 
Jay Goodale

Goodale on Reston, 'Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and his Reformation under Siege'

James Reston. Luther's Fortress: Martin Luther and his Reformation under Siege. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 272 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-06393-2.

Reviewed by Jay Goodale (Bucknell University) Published on H-German (September, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The German Hercules in Battle and in Exile

Author: 
Frank Bösch, Peter Hoeres, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kathryn Bruton

Bruton on Bösch and Hoeres, 'Außenpolitik im Medienzeitalter: Vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart'

Frank Bösch, Peter Hoeres, eds. Außenpolitik im Medienzeitalter: Vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Göttingen, Niedersachs: Wallstein, 2013. 343 pp. EUR 29.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-8353-1352-1.

Reviewed by Kathryn Bruton (Mississippi State University) Published on H-German (July, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Public Opinion and the Media in German Foreign Policy

Author: 
Frank Bösch
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Seul

Seul on Bösch, 'Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present'

Frank Bösch. Mass Media and Historical Change: Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present. New York: Berghahn, 2015. 212 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78238-625-4.

Reviewed by Stephanie Seul (Deutsche Presseforschung, University of Bremen, Germany) Published on H-German (July, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

The Media in History: Germany and Beyond

Author: 
Hedda Kalshoven, ed.
Reviewer: 
W. Mikkel Dack

Dack on Kalshoven, 'Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany'

Hedda Kalshoven, ed. Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany. Translated by Hester Velmans and Peter Fritzsche. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. xxxiv + 253 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07985-6; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03830-3.

Reviewed by W. Mikkel Dack (University of Calgary) Published on H-German (May, 2016) Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Family under the Shadow of Dictatorship and War

Author: 
Sean A. Forner
Reviewer: 
Christina Morina

Morina on Forner, 'German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945'

Sean A. Forner. German Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democratic Renewal: Culture and Politics after 1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. xii +383 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04957-4.

Reviewed by Christina Morina (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena) Published on H-German (April, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Envisioning Democracy: German Intellectuals and the Quest for Democratic Renewal in Postwar German

Author: 
Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon, Christian Moser, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ellen Yutzy Glebe

Glebe on Baschera and Gordon and Moser, 'Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich'

Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon, Christian Moser, eds. Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 320 pp. $134.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7546-9405-2.

Reviewed by Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Independent Scholar) Published on H-German (March, 2016) Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

Informative Contributions to the Intellectual History of Post-Zwinglian Zurich

Author: 
Robbie Aitken, Eve Rosenhaft
Reviewer: 
Kira Thurman

Thurman on Aitken and Rosenhaft, 'Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960'

Robbie Aitken, Eve Rosenhaft. Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 379 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04136-3.

Reviewed by Kira Thurman (University of Michigan) Published on H-German (February, 2016) Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

The Rise and Fall of a Black Community in German History

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