Reviews

Author: 
Natale A. Zappia
Reviewer: 
Ronald Schultz

Schultz on Zappia, 'Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859'

Natale A. Zappia. Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. xii + 240 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1584-4.

Reviewed by Ronald Schultz (University of Wyoming) Published on H-Ethnic (February, 2015) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Indigenous Networks in the Colorado Basin

Author: 
Arlene M. Dávila
Reviewer: 
Tita Berger

Berger on Dávila, 'Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility across the Neoliberal Americas'

Arlene M. Dávila. Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility across the Neoliberal Americas. New York: New York University Press, 2012. ix + 232 pp. $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-4429-1; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-4430-7.

Reviewed by Tita Berger (University of New Mexico) Published on H-Ethnic (May, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Cindy I-Fen Cheng
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Fang

Fang on Cheng, 'Citizens of Asian America: Democracy and Race during the Cold War'

Cindy I-Fen Cheng. Citizens of Asian America: Democracy and Race during the Cold War. New York: New York University Press, 2013. 285 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-5935-6.

Reviewed by Jennifer Fang (University of Delaware) Published on H-Ethnic (May, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Kyla Wazana Tompkins
Reviewer: 
John Burdick

Burdick on Tompkins, 'Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century'

Kyla Wazana Tompkins. Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century. New York: New York University Press, 2012. Illustrations. xiii + 275 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-7002-3; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-7003-0.

Reviewed by John Burdick (State University of New York at Buffalo) Published on H-Ethnic (May, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Ben Chappell
Reviewer: 
Eric Castillo

Castillo on Chappell, 'Lowrider Space: Aesthetics and Politics of Mexican American Custom Cars'

Ben Chappell. Lowrider Space: Aesthetics and Politics of Mexican American Custom Cars. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012. xi + 239 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-292-73786-0; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-292-75424-9.

Reviewed by Eric Castillo (University of Florida) Published on H-Ethnic (May, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Steven W. Bender
Reviewer: 
John Barnhill

Barnhill on Bender, 'Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings'

Steven W. Bender. Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings. Citizenship and Migration in the Americas Series. New York: New York University Press, 2012. ix + 223 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-8952-0.

Reviewed by John Barnhill Published on H-Ethnic (April, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Imaginary Lines Have Real Consequences

Author: 
Matt Miller
Reviewer: 
Julie Raimondi

Raimondi on Miller, 'Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans'

Matt Miller. Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans. American Popular Music Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012. xii + 214 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-936-2; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-935-5.

Reviewed by Julie Raimondi Published on H-Ethnic (April, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Ryan M. Irwin
Reviewer: 
Evan Smith

Smith on Irwin, 'Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order'

Ryan M. Irwin. Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order. Oxford Studies in International History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xi + 244 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-985561-2.

Reviewed by Evan Smith (School of Law, Flinders University) Published on H-Ethnic (April, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Sylvia Shin Huey Chong
Reviewer: 
Phonshia Nie

Nie on Chong, 'The Oriental Obscene: Violence and Racial Fantasies in the Vietnam Era'

Sylvia Shin Huey Chong. The Oriental Obscene: Violence and Racial Fantasies in the Vietnam Era. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. xiii + 364 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-4840-5; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-4854-2.

Reviewed by Phonshia Nie Published on H-Ethnic (April, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Visualizing the Vietnam War: Race and the Orientalized Body

Author: 
Iwan Morgan, Philip Davies, eds.
Reviewer: 
Tierra Jolly

Jolly on Morgan and Davies, 'From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s'

Iwan Morgan, Philip Davies, eds. From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012. 212 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-4151-3; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-4959-5.

Reviewed by Tierra Jolly Published on H-Ethnic (March, 2014) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Yajaira M. Padilla
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Parham

Parham on Padilla, 'Changing Women, Changing Nation: Female Agency, Nationhood, and Identity in Trans-Salvadoran Narratives'

Yajaira M. Padilla. Changing Women, Changing Nation: Female Agency, Nationhood, and Identity in Trans-Salvadoran Narratives. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2012. viii + 191 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-4277-8.

Reviewed by Stephanie Parham Published on H-Ethnic (October, 2013) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Negotiating Transnational Identity

Author: 
Richard Alba
Reviewer: 
Monica Pelayo

Pelayo on Alba, 'Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America'

Richard Alba. Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009. xii + 306 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-03513-3.

Reviewed by Monica Pelayo Published on H-Ethnic (October, 2013) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Assimilation Revisited

Author: 
Miles White
Reviewer: 
Micah Salkind

Salkind on White, 'From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity'

Miles White. From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. 163 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03662-0; $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07832-3.

Reviewed by Micah Salkind (Brown University) Published on H-Ethnic (March, 2013) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Laura Briggs
Reviewer: 
Clare Daniel

Daniel on Briggs, 'Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption'

Laura Briggs. Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. 384 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5147-4; $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5161-0.

Reviewed by Clare Daniel (University of New Mexico) Published on H-Ethnic (March, 2013) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

Author: 
Scott Zesch
Reviewer: 
Sharon Sekhon

Sekhon on Zesch, 'The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871'

Scott Zesch. The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Illustrations. xii + 283 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-975876-0.

Reviewed by Sharon Sekhon (The Studio for Southern California History, University of California-Fullerton) Published on H-Ethnic (March, 2013) Commissioned by Amy J. Johnson

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