Reviews

Author: 
Emilie Raymond
Reviewer: 
Mark Walmsley

Walmsley on Raymond, 'Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement'

Emilie Raymond. Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement. Capell Family Books Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. Illustrations. 352 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99480-2.

Reviewed by Mark Walmsley (Independent Scholar) Published on H-1960s (April, 2016) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Celebrities for Civil Rights

Author: 
Howard Brick, Christopher Phelps
Reviewer: 
Norman Markowitz

Markowitz on Brick and Phelps, 'Radicals in America: The US Left since the Second World War'

Howard Brick, Christopher Phelps. Radicals in America: The US Left since the Second World War. Cambridge Essential Histories Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 366 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-73133-1; $94.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-51560-3.

Reviewed by Norman Markowitz (Rutgers University) Published on H-1960s (February, 2016) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Problematic Journey through the Recent American Radical Past

Author: 
D. J. Mulloy
Reviewer: 
Jason Roberts

Roberts on Mulloy, 'The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War'

D. J. Mulloy. The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014. 296 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-1981-8.

Reviewed by Jason Roberts (Quincy College) Published on H-1960s (December, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Historian Talks the John Birch Paranoid Blues

Author: 
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Reviewer: 
Choonib Lee

Lee on Dunbar-Ortiz, 'Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975'

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. 396 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8061-4537-2.

Reviewed by Choonib Lee (Dong-A University) Published on H-1960s (November, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Radical Woman at War

Author: 
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Reviewer: 
Andrew Hartman

Hartman on Petrzela, 'Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture'

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela. Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $35.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-19-935846-5; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935845-8.

Reviewed by Andrew Hartman (Illinois State University) Published on H-1960s (October, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

More Than Spitballs

Author: 
Aram Goudsouzian
Reviewer: 
Andrea Johnson

Johnson on Goudsouzian, 'Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March against Fear'

Aram Goudsouzian. Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March against Fear. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2014. 368 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-19220-4; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-374-71076-7.

Reviewed by Andrea Johnson (California State University, Fresno) Published on H-1960s (September, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

One Man's March for Freedom

Author: 
Akinyele Omowale Umoja
Reviewer: 
Kenneth Jolly

Jolly on Cobb Jr, 'This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible' and Umoja, 'We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement'

Charles E. Cobb Jr. This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 320 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03310-2; ISBN 978-0-8223-6123-7.Akinyele Omowale Umoja. We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2013. 351 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-2524-5; $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-8603-6.

Author: 
Eric Allen Hall
Reviewer: 
Simon Sandison

Sandison on Hall, 'Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era'

Eric Allen Hall. Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 344 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1394-5.

Reviewed by Simon Sandison (University of Leeds) Published on H-1960s (July, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Racial Consciousness On and Off the Tennis Court

Author: 
Peter J. Ling
Reviewer: 
Alan J. Bliss

Bliss on Ling, 'John F. Kennedy'

Peter J. Ling. John F. Kennedy. Routledge Historical Biographies Series. New York: Routledge, 2013. Illustrations. 336 pp. $135.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-52885-6; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-52886-3.

Reviewed by Alan J. Bliss (University of North Florida) Published on H-1960s (June, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

The Facts Explain Little

Author: 
Bonnie J. Dow
Reviewer: 
Emily Dufton

Dufton on Dow, 'Watching Women's Liberation, 1970: Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News'

Bonnie J. Dow. Watching Women's Liberation, 1970: Feminism's Pivotal Year on the Network News. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014. xii + 239 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03856-3; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08016-6.

Reviewed by Emily Dufton (George Washington University) Published on H-1960s (May, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Reporting on the Women's Movement

Author: 
Michael J. Kramer
Reviewer: 
David Farber

Farber on Kramer, 'The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture'

Michael J. Kramer. The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties Counterculture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. xi + 292 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-538486-4.

Reviewed by David Farber (Temple University) Published on H-1960s (April, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

The Counterculture Rocks

Author: 
Rick Perlstein
Reviewer: 
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

Mehlman Petrzela on Perlstein, 'The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan'

Rick Perlstein. The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014. 880 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4767-8241-6; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4767-8242-3.

Reviewed by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela (The New School) Published on H-1960s (April, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Conservative Saga Continues

Author: 
Timothy Nels Thurber
Reviewer: 
Patrick Jones

Jones on Thurber, 'Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship with African Americans, 1945-1974'

Timothy Nels Thurber. Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship with African Americans, 1945-1974. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. 496 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1938-2.

Reviewed by Patrick Jones Published on H-1960s (February, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Author: 
Barbara J. Keys
Reviewer: 
Abigail Bernhardt

Bernhardt on Keys, 'Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s'

Barbara J. Keys. Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 368 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72485-3.

Reviewed by Abigail Bernhardt (University of Akron) Published on H-1960s (January, 2015) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Author: 
Jennifer J. Yanco
Reviewer: 
Wesley Hogan

Hogan on Yanco, 'Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.'

Jennifer J. Yanco. Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. 111 pp. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-01424-5.

Reviewed by Wesley Hogan (Center for Documentary Studies) Published on H-1960s (December, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Bulldozing the Forest Dr. King Planted

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