Reviews

Author: 
Christopher Klemek
Reviewer: 
Ulf Zimmermann

Zimmermann on Klemek, 'The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal: Postwar Urbanism from New York to Berlin'


Christopher Klemek. The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal: Postwar Urbanism from New York to Berlin. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. x + 315 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-44174-0.

Reviewed by Ulf Zimmermann (Kennesaw State University)
Published on H-TGS (February, 2014)
Commissioned by Josh Brown

Author: 
Konstanze Sylva Domhardt
Reviewer: 
Jan Logemann

Logemann on Domhardt, 'The Heart of the City: Die Stadt in den transatlantischen Debatten der CIAM 1933-1951'


Konstanze Sylva Domhardt. The Heart of the City: Die Stadt in den transatlantischen Debatten der CIAM 1933-1951. Zürich: Gta Verlag, 2012. 421 pp. ISBN 978-3-85676-277-3.

Reviewed by Jan Logemann (German Historical Institute Washington)
Published on H-TGS (October, 2012)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Volker Langbehn, Mohammad Salama, eds.
Reviewer: 
Eric D. Weitz

Weitz on Langbehn and Salama, 'German Colonialism: Race, the Holocaust, and Postwar Germany'


Volker Langbehn, Mohammad Salama, eds. German Colonialism: Race, the Holocaust, and Postwar Germany. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 327 pp. $89.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14972-3; $29.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14973-0.

Reviewed by Eric D. Weitz
Published on H-TGS (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Mischa Honeck
Reviewer: 
John Jentz

Jentz on Honeck, 'We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists After 1848'


Mischa Honeck. We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists After 1848. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. 236 S. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-3800-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-3823-1.

Reviewed by John Jentz (Raynor Memorial Libraries)
Published on H-TGS (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Mathias Beer, Dietrich Beyrau, Cornelia Rauh, eds.
Reviewer: 
Pascal Maeder

Maeder on Beer and Beyrau and Rauh, 'Deutschsein als Grenzerfahrung: Minderheitenpolitik in Europa zwischen 1914 und 1950'


Mathias Beer, Dietrich Beyrau, Cornelia Rauh, eds. Deutschsein als Grenzerfahrung: Minderheitenpolitik in Europa zwischen 1914 und 1950. Essen: Klartext, 2009. 353 pp. EUR 32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8375-0097-4.

Reviewed by Pascal Maeder (Universität Basel, Historisches Seminar)
Published on H-TGS (February, 2012)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Michael Eckardt
Reviewer: 
Anne Berg

Berg on Eckardt, 'Zwischenspiele der Filmgeschichte: Zur Rezeption des Kinos der Weimarer Republik in Südafrika 1928-1933'


Michael Eckardt. Zwischenspiele der Filmgeschichte: Zur Rezeption des Kinos der Weimarer Republik in Südafrika 1928-1933. Berlin: Trafo Verlag, 2008. 487 pp. EUR 56.80 (paper), ISBN 978-3-89626-766-5.

Reviewed by Anne Berg (University of Michigan)
Published on H-TGS (December, 2011)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Close-up of a “Blank Spot”

Author: 
Wiebke Hoffmann
Reviewer: 
Steffen Wiegmann

Wiegmann on Hoffmann, 'Auswandern und Zurückkehren: Kaufmannsfamilien zwischen Bremen und Übersee. Eine Mikrostudie 1860-1930'


Wiebke Hoffmann. Auswandern und Zurückkehren: Kaufmannsfamilien zwischen Bremen und Übersee. Eine Mikrostudie 1860-1930. Münster: Waxmann Verlag, 2009. 556 pp. EUR 39.90 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8309-2102-8.

Reviewed by Steffen Wiegmann
Published on H-TGS (November, 2011)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Royden Loewen, Gerald Friesen
Reviewer: 
David G. Burley

Burley on Loewen and Friesen, 'Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth-Century Canada'


Royden Loewen, Gerald Friesen. Immigrants in Prairie Cities: Ethnic Diversity in Twentieth-Century Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. viii + 257 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8020-9908-2; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8020-9609-8.

Reviewed by David G. Burley
Published on H-TGS (November, 2011)
Commissioned by Alexander Freund

Author: 
Nicolaas A. Rupke
Reviewer: 
Reinhard Andress

Andress on Rupke, 'Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography'


Nicolaas A. Rupke. Alexander von Humboldt: A Metabiography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 316 pp. $21.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-73149-0.

Reviewed by Reinhard Andress (Saint Louis University)
Published on H-TGS (August, 2011)
Commissioned by Alexander Freund

A First Metabiography of Alexander von Humboldt

Author: 
Andrew Zimmerman
Reviewer: 
Daniel Speich Chassé

Speich Chassé on Zimmerman, 'Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South'


Andrew Zimmerman. Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 416 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12362-2.

Reviewed by Daniel Speich Chassé
Published on H-TGS (July, 2011)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Barbara Lorenzkowski
Reviewer: 
Christian Lieb

Lieb on Lorenzkowski, 'Sounds of Ethnicity: Listening to German North America, 1850-1914'


Barbara Lorenzkowski. Sounds of Ethnicity: Listening to German North America, 1850-1914. Studies in Immigration and Culture Series. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2010. xiii + 295 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88755-716-3; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88755-188-8.

Reviewed by Christian Lieb
Published on H-TGS (June, 2011)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Author: 
Michael Perraudin, Jürgen Zimmerer
Reviewer: 
Roberta Pergher

Pergher on Perraudin and Zimmerer, 'German Colonialism and National Identity'


Michael Perraudin, Jürgen Zimmerer. German Colonialism and National Identity. London: Routledge, 2010. 340 S. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-96477-7; $110.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-203-85259-0.

Reviewed by Roberta Pergher
Published on H-TGS (May, 2011)
Commissioned by Corinna R. Unger

Germany's Colonial Past in Narrative, Image, and Memory

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