Reviews

Author: 
Laura Jane Gifford
Reviewer: 
David Stebenne

Stebenne on Gifford, 'The Center Cannot Hold: The 1960 Presidential Election and the Rise of Modern Conservatism'

Laura Jane Gifford. The Center Cannot Hold: The 1960 Presidential Election and the Rise of Modern Conservatism. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009. x + 242 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-404-0.

Reviewed by David Stebenne Published on H-1960s (August, 2011) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Author: 
Antero Pietila
Reviewer: 
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Taylor on Pietila, 'Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City'

Antero Pietila. Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2010. xiii + 320 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56663-843-2.

Reviewed by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Northwestern University) Published on H-1960s (June, 2011) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Author: 
Maria Höhn, Martin Klimke
Reviewer: 
John J. Munro

Munro on Höhn and Klimke, 'A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany'

Maria Höhn, Martin Klimke. A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Illustrations. xxvii + 254 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-10472-3; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-230-10473-0.

Reviewed by John J. Munro (Harvard University) Published on H-1960s (May, 2011) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Author: 
Joseph E. Luders
Reviewer: 
Patrick Jones

Jones on Luders, 'The Civil Rights Movement and the Logic of Social Change'

Joseph E. Luders. The Civil Rights Movement and the Logic of Social Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xiv + 246 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-11651-0; $25.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-13339-5.

Reviewed by Patrick Jones Published on H-1960s (March, 2011) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Author: 
George H. Nash
Reviewer: 
Jason Stahl

Stahl on Nash, 'Reappraising the Right: The Past & Future of American Conservatism'

George H. Nash. Reappraising the Right: The Past & Future of American Conservatism. Wilmington: ISI Books, 2009. xix + 446 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-935191-65-0.

Reviewed by Jason Stahl Published on H-1960s (March, 2011) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

The Conservatives’ Historian

Author: 
Christina Schwenkel
Reviewer: 
David Kieran

Kieran on Schwenkel, 'The American War in Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation'

Christina Schwenkel. The American War in Contemporary Vietnam: Transnational Remembrance and Representation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. x + 264 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35306-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-22076-9.

Reviewed by David Kieran (American Culture Studies - Washington University in St. Louis) Published on H-1960s (February, 2011) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Author: 
Clive Webb
Reviewer: 
William Hustwit

Hustwit on Webb, 'Rabble Rousers: The American Far Right in the Civil Rights Era'

Clive Webb. Rabble Rousers: The American Far Right in the Civil Rights Era. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010. xi + 301 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-2764-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-3577-3.

Reviewed by William Hustwit Published on H-1960s (January, 2011) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Renegades, not Rednecks

Author: 
James M. Carter
Reviewer: 
Edmund Wehrle

Wehrle on Carter, 'Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954-1968'

James M. Carter. Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954-1968. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. viii + 268 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88865-3; $22.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-71690-1.

Reviewed by Edmund Wehrle Published on H-1960s (December, 2010) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

State Building: The United States in Vietnam

Author: 
Stefan M. Bradley
Reviewer: 
Angela Ryan

Ryan on Bradley, 'Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s'

Stefan M. Bradley. Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009. Illustrations. ix + 249 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03452-7.

Reviewed by Angela Ryan Published on H-1960s (November, 2010) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Town and Gown Black Power

Author: 
Fredrik Logevall, Andrew Preston, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ryan M. Irwin

Irwin on Logevall and Preston, 'Nixon in the World: American Foreign Relations, 1969-1977'

Fredrik Logevall, Andrew Preston, eds. Nixon in the World: American Foreign Relations, 1969-1977. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. xv + 348 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-531535-6; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-531536-3.

Reviewed by Ryan M. Irwin (Yale University) Published on H-1960s (November, 2010) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Nixon's 1970s

Author: 
Dayo F. Gore, Jeanne Theoharis, Komozi Woodard, eds.
Reviewer: 
Antonio Lopez

Lopez on Gore and Theoharis and Woodard, 'Want to Start a Revolution?: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle'

Dayo F. Gore, Jeanne Theoharis, Komozi Woodard, eds. Want to Start a Revolution?: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle. New York: New York University Press, 2009. ix + 353 pp. $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-8313-9; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-8314-6.

Reviewed by Antonio Lopez (University of Texas, El Paso) Published on H-1960s (September, 2010) Commissioned by Ian Rocksborough-Smith

Author: 
Devin Fergus
Reviewer: 
Angela Ryan

Ryan on Fergus, 'Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, 1965-1980'

Devin Fergus. Liberalism, Black Power, and the Making of American Politics, 1965-1980. Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009. Illustrations. 364 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-3323-6; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-3324-3.

Reviewed by Angela Ryan (Ohio State University) Published on H-1960s (June, 2010) Commissioned by Jessica Kovler

Author: 
Sharon Monteith
Reviewer: 
Matthew Shannon

Shannon on Monteith, 'American Culture in the 1960s'

Sharon Monteith. American Culture in the 1960s. Twentieth-Century American Culture Series. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. Illustrations, timeline. xxix + 242 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7486-1947-4; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-1946-7.

Reviewed by Matthew Shannon Published on H-1960s (June, 2010) Commissioned by Jessica Kovler

Author: 
Gerard J. DeGroot
Reviewer: 
Nathan Pavalko

Pavalko on DeGroot, 'The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade'

Gerard J. DeGroot. The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008. xi + 508 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02786-2.

Reviewed by Nathan Pavalko Published on H-1960s (February, 2010) Commissioned by Jessica Kovler

No Direction and No Home: The Sixties Unplugged

Author: 
Ion Mikai Pacepa
Reviewer: 
Stan Weeber

Weeber on Pacepa, 'Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination'

Ion Mikai Pacepa. Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination. Lanham: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2007. 416 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56663-761-9.

Reviewed by Stan Weeber (McNeese State University) Published on H-1960s (October, 2009) Commissioned by Jessica Kovler

A New Paradigmatic Work on the JFK Assassination

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