Reviews

Author: 
Ronald R. Rodgers
Reviewer: 
Merritt Morgan

Morgan on Rodgers, 'The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit versus the Press, 1833-1923'

Ronald R. Rodgers. The Struggle for the Soul of Journalism: The Pulpit versus the Press, 1833-1923. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2018. 348 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2158-2

Reviewed by Merritt Morgan (Independent Scholar) Published on Jhistory (December, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Stephen M. Underhill
Reviewer: 
Caley Hewitt

Hewitt on Underhill, 'The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI'

Stephen M. Underhill. The Manufacture of Consent: J. Edgar Hoover and the Rhetorical Rise of the FBI. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2020. 354 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61186-346-8.

Reviewed by Caley Hewitt (Louisiana State University) Published on Jhistory (November, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55971

Author: 
Kimberly Meltzer
Reviewer: 
Mark Oromaner

Oromaner on Meltzer, 'From News to Talk: The Expansion of Opinion and Commentary in US Journalism'

Kimberly Meltzer. From News to Talk: The Expansion of Opinion and Commentary in US Journalism. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019. xix + 249 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7349-9

Reviewed by Mark Oromaner (Independent Scholar) Published on Jhistory (September, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Allison M. Johnson
Reviewer: 
Eric Walls

Walls on Johnson, 'The Scars We Carve: Bodies and Wounds in Civil War Print Culture'

Allison M. Johnson. The Scars We Carve: Bodies and Wounds in Civil War Print Culture. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2019. 224 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-7037-3

Reviewed by Eric Walls (Johnston Community College) Published on Jhistory (June, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr.
Reviewer: 
Evan C. Rothera

Rothera on Kreiser Jr., 'Marketing the Blue and Gray: Newspaper Advertising and the American Civil War'

Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr. Marketing the Blue and Gray: Newspaper Advertising and the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2019. 256 pp. $47.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-7082-3

Reviewed by Evan C. Rothera (University of Arkansas - Fort Smith) Published on Jhistory (June, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Doron Galili
Reviewer: 
Bryant Macfarlane

Macfarlane on Galili, 'Seeing by Electricity: Cinema, Moving Image Transmission, and the Emergence of Television, 1878-1939'

Doron Galili. Seeing by Electricity: Cinema, Moving Image Transmission, and the Emergence of Television, 1878-1939. Durham: Duke University Press, 2020. xii + 247 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4780-0822-4.

Reviewed by Bryant Macfarlane (Kansas State University ) Published on Jhistory (May, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56177

Author: 
Eddie Campbell
Reviewer: 
Caryn E. Neumann

Neumann on Campbell, 'The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics'

Eddie Campbell. The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics. Studies in Comics and Cartoons Series. Columbus: IDW Publishing, 2018. Illustrations. 320 pp. $49.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68405-138-0

Author: 
Michael Stamm
Reviewer: 
Philip Glende

Glende on Stamm, 'Dead Tree Media: Manufacturing the Newspaper in Twentieth-Century North America'

Michael Stamm. Dead Tree Media: Manufacturing the Newspaper in Twentieth-Century North America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 376 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2605-1.

Reviewed by Philip Glende (Indiana State University) Published on Jhistory (May, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56110

Author: 
Andrea J. Dew, Marc A. Genest, S. C. M. Paine, eds.
Reviewer: 
Mark Oromaner

Oromaner on Dew and Genest and Paine, 'From Quills to Tweets: How America Communicates about War and Revolution'

Andrea J. Dew, Marc A. Genest, S. C. M. Paine, eds. From Quills to Tweets: How America Communicates about War and Revolution. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2019. 320 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-712-4; $110.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-711-7.

Reviewed by Mark Oromaner (Independent Scholar) Published on Jhistory (January, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Kathryn E. Delmez, ed.
Reviewer: 
Ida E. Jones

Jones on Delmez, 'We Shall Overcome: Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era'

Kathryn E. Delmez, ed. We Shall Overcome: Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2018. 176 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-2221-4

Reviewed by Ida E. Jones (Morgan State University) Published on Jhistory (January, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
D'Weston Haywood
Reviewer: 
Eric Walls

Walls on Haywood, 'Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement'

D'Weston Haywood. Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 352 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4339-7; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4338-0.

Reviewed by Eric Walls (Johnston Community College) Published on Jhistory (January, 2021) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Torsten Kathke
Reviewer: 
Bryant Macfarlane

Macfarlane on Kathke, 'Wires That Bind: Nation, Region, and Technology in the Southwestern United States, 1854-1920'

Torsten Kathke. Wires That Bind: Nation, Region, and Technology in the Southwestern United States, 1854-1920. American Culture Studies Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2017. 312 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-3790-8

Reviewed by Bryant Macfarlane (Kansas State University) Published on Jhistory (November, 2020) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Author: 
Donna Harrington-Lueker
Reviewer: 
Merritt Morgan

Morgan on Harrington-Lueker, 'Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading'

Donna Harrington-Lueker. Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2018. xiv + 229 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-383-3; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-382-6

Author: 
Thomas Hanitzsch, Folker Hanusch, Jyotika Ramaprasad, A. S. De Beer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Mark Oromaner

Oromaner on Hanitzsch and Hanusch and Ramaprasad and De Beer, 'Worlds of Journalism: Journalistic Cultures around the Globe'

Thomas Hanitzsch, Folker Hanusch, Jyotika Ramaprasad, A. S. De Beer, eds. Worlds of Journalism: Journalistic Cultures around the Globe. New York, 2019. 448 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-54663-8.

Reviewed by Mark Oromaner (Independent Scholar) Published on Jhistory (October, 2020) Commissioned by Robert A. Rabe

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=55340

Author: 
Samuel Graber
Reviewer: 
Eric Walls

Walls on Graber, 'Twice-Divided Nation: National Memory, Transatlantic News, and American Literature in the Civil War Era'

Samuel Graber. Twice-Divided Nation: National Memory, Transatlantic News, and American Literature in the Civil War Era. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019. 288 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-4238-4; $70.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8139-4239-1; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-4240-7. 

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