H-Net Reviews for October 12 - 19, 2020

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The following reviews were posted to the H-Net Commons between 12 Oct 2020 and 19 Oct 2020.

Reviewed for H-War by Nathaniel Conley:
Williams III, Roy; Lofton, Alexander Lucas. Rice to Ruin: Saga of the Lucas Family, 1783-1929. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018. Illustrations. 452 pp. $59.99, ISBN 978-1- 61117-834-0.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=53965

Reviewed for H-LatAm by Pamela Murray
Shumway, Jeffrey M. A Woman, a Man, a Nation: Mariquita Sánchez, Juan Manuel de Rosas, and the Beginnings of Argentina. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019. xiv + 334 pp. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-6090-8.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54980
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Reviewed for H-Africa by Clifford Backman
Esders, Stefan; Hen, Yitzhak; Lucas, Pia; Rotman, Tamar, eds. The Merovingian Kingdoms and the Mediterranean World: Revisiting the Sources. Studies in Early Medieval History Series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. xiv + 266 pp. $115.00, ISBN 978-1-350- 04838-6.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55070

Reviewed for H-War by Sean Scanlon
Asher, Daniel, ed. Inside Israel's Northern Command: the Yom Kippur War on the Syrian Border. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 704 pp. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-6737-4.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55180

Reviewed for H-LatAm by Margarita Fajardo
Offner, Amy C. Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. xv + 381 pp. $39.95, ISBN 978- 0-691-19262-8.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55265

Reviewed for H-Asia by Anatoly Khazanov
Man, John. Empire of Horses: The First Nomadic Civilization and the Making of China. New York: Pegasus Books, 2020. 336 pp. $27.95, ISBN 978-1-64313-327-0.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55308
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Reviewed for H-Atlantic by James Almeida
Gharala, Norah L. A. Taxing Blackness: Free Afromexican Tribute in Bourbon New Spain. Atlantic Crossings Series. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2019. Illustrations. xii + 292 pp. $54.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-2007-2.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55338
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Reviewed for H-Buddhism by Chun-fang Yu
Zhang, Dewei. Thriving in Crisis: Buddhism and Political Disruption in China, 1522-1620. The Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhist Studies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 368 pp. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-231-19700-7.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55481

Reviewed for H-War by Stephanie Hinnershitz
Short, Courtney A. Uniquely Okinawan: Determining Identity during the U.S. Wartime Occupation. World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension Series. New York: Fordham University Press, 2020. 272 pp. $105.00, ISBN 978-0-8232-8838-0.
Review - http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55617
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