Reviews

Author: 
Sudhir Mahadevan
Reviewer: 
Eugenia M. Palmegiano

Palmegiano on Mahadevan, 'A Very Old Machine: The Many Origins of the Cinema in India, 1840-1930'


Sudhir Mahadevan. A Very Old Machine: The Many Origins of the Cinema in India, 1840-1930. Albany: SUNY Press, 2015. 256 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-5829-8.

Reviewed by Eugenia M. Palmegiano (St. Peter's University)
Published on Jhistory (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Courtney Baker
Reviewer: 
Patricia M. Muhammad (B.Sc., J.D.)

Muhammad (B.Sc., J.D.) on Baker, 'Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death'


Courtney Baker. Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 160 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03948-5.

Reviewed by Patricia M. Muhammad (B.Sc., J.D.) (Independent Scholar)
Published on Jhistory (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
J. Justin Castro
Reviewer: 
Sarah Foss

Foss on Castro, 'Radio in Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, 1897–1938'


J. Justin Castro. Radio in Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, 1897–1938. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. Illustrations. 280 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-8678-8; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-6844-9.

Reviewed by Sarah Foss (Indiana University)
Published on Jhistory (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Fred Turner
Reviewer: 
Katie Simpson

Simpson on Turner, 'The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties'


Fred Turner. The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 376 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-81746-0; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-32589-7.

Reviewed by Katie Simpson (University of California-San Diego)
Published on Jhistory (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Kevin G. Barnhurst
Reviewer: 
Philip Glende

Glende on Barnhurst, 'Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital'


Kevin G. Barnhurst. Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital. History of Communication Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. 320 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-09840-6.

Reviewed by Philip Glende (Indiana State University)
Published on Jhistory (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
John M. Coward
Reviewer: 
Shalon Van Tine

Van Tine on Coward, 'Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press'


John M. Coward. Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press. History of Communication Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. Illustrations. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08171-2; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04026-9.

Author: 
Alexa Robertson
Reviewer: 
W. Joe Watson

Watson on Robertson, 'Media and Politics in a Globalizing World'


Alexa Robertson. Media and Politics in a Globalizing World. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015. xiv + 239 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-5469-0; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-5470-6.

Reviewed by W. Joe Watson (Baker University)
Published on Jhistory (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Toward an Understanding of Global Media, Politics, and Research

Author: 
Mark B. N. Hansen
Reviewer: 
Thomas Conner

Conner on Hansen, 'Feed-Forward: On the Future of Twenty-First-Century Media'


Mark B. N. Hansen. Feed-Forward: On the Future of Twenty-First-Century Media. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 320 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-19972-6; $89.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-19969-6.

Reviewed by Thomas Conner (University of California San Diego)
Published on Jhistory (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
John Richard Moores
Reviewer: 
Padraig Lawlor

Lawlor on Moores, 'Representations of France in English Satirical Prints 1740-1832'


John Richard Moores. Representations of France in English Satirical Prints 1740-1832. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015. 261 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-38013-5.

Reviewed by Padraig Lawlor (Perdue University)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
James M. Morris
Reviewer: 
Kimberley Mangun

Mangun on Morris, 'Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press'


James M. Morris. Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press. New York: Amistad, 2015. 466 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-06-219885-3.

Reviewed by Kimberley Mangun (University of Utah)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Ethel Payne’s Reporting Career Spanned Four Decades

Author: 
James L. Underwood
Reviewer: 
Evan Rothera

Rothera on Underwood, 'Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press'


James L. Underwood. Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. 328 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-299-7.

Reviewed by Evan Rothera (Penn State University)
Published on Jhistory (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Matthew C. Ehrlich, Joe Saltzman
Reviewer: 
Kiki Keane

Keane on Ehrlich and Saltzman, 'Heroes and Scoundrels: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture'


Matthew C. Ehrlich, Joe Saltzman. Heroes and Scoundrels: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. viii + 241 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08065-4.

Reviewed by Kiki Keane (New Mexico State University)
Published on Jhistory (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Sonja D. Williams
Reviewer: 
Ida Jones

Jones on Williams, 'Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom'


Sonja D. Williams. Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom. New Black Studies Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Illustrations. 264 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08139-2.

Reviewed by Ida Jones (Morgan State University)
Published on Jhistory (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Jaeho Kang
Reviewer: 
Garth Montgomery

Montgomery on Kang, 'Walter Benjamin and the Media: The Spectacle of Modernity'


Jaeho Kang. Walter Benjamin and the Media: The Spectacle of Modernity. Theory and Media Series. Malden: Polity Press, 2014. 196 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7456-4521-6; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7456-4520-9.

Reviewed by Garth Montgomery (Radford University)
Published on Jhistory (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Darryl Mace
Reviewer: 
Gwyneth Mellinger

Mellinger on Mace, 'In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle'


Darryl Mace. In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. 228 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-4536-5.

Reviewed by Gwyneth Mellinger (Xavier University)
Published on Jhistory (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

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