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Guest writing for the Scholarly Kitchen, Tony Sanfilippo considers the rapidly changing landscape confronting academic presses. Sanfilippo contemplates the role of peer-review, explores trade book lists, and ruminates on the role of local bookstores.
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Breandán Mac Suibhne. The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. viii + 319 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-873861-9.
Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (Wayne State University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)