Reviews

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

Author: 
Grant Maxwell
Reviewer: 
Thomas Conner

Conner on Grant Maxwell, 'How Does It Feel? Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll'


Grant Maxwell. How Does It Feel? Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll. n.p.: Persistent Press, 2014. 335 pp. File Size 2935 KB. $4.99 (Kindle), ASIN B00IXRBW1I.

Reviewed by Thomas Conner (Universtiy of California--San Diego)
Published on H-1960s (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Come Together: Sex, Dualisms, and Rock and Roll

Author: 
Rick Dodgson
Reviewer: 
Collin Lieberg

Lieberg on Dodgson, 'It's All a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey'


Rick Dodgson. It's All a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013. 226 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-29510-3.

Reviewed by Collin Lieberg (University of Warwick)
Published on H-1960s (September, 2014)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Magical, Merry Prankster

Author: 
Robert B. Rakove
Reviewer: 
Simon Stevens

Stevens on Rakove, 'Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World'


Robert B. Rakove. Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 315 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-00290-6; $31.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-44938-1.

Reviewed by Simon Stevens (Columbia University)
Published on H-1960s (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Non-Alignment and the United States

Author: 
David Simonelli
Reviewer: 
Patrick Glen

Glen on Simonelli, 'Working Class Heroes: Rock Music and British Society in the 1960s and 1970s'


David Simonelli. Working Class Heroes: Rock Music and British Society in the 1960s and 1970s. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013. xxi + 301 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-7051-9; $37.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7391-7052-6.

Reviewed by Patrick Glen (University of Sheffield)
Published on H-1960s (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

"Still Fking Peasants”? Probing the Intersection of British Rock and Class

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