Reviews

Author: 
Colin Fisher
Reviewer: 
William D. Bryan

Bryan on Fisher, 'Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago'


Colin Fisher. Urban Green: Nature, Recreation, and the Working Class in Industrial Chicago. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Illustrations, maps. 248 pp. $32.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-1995-8.

Reviewed by William D. Bryan (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2018)
Commissioned by William S. Cossen

Author: 
Sarah H. Case
Reviewer: 
Hilary N. Green

Green on Case, 'Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South'


Sarah H. Case. Leaders of Their Race: Educating Black and White Women in the New South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. x + 219 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04123-5; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08279-5.

Reviewed by Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2018)
Commissioned by William S. Cossen

Author: 
Kirwin R. Shaffer
Reviewer: 
Justin J. Masucci

Masucci on Shaffer, 'Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921'


Kirwin R. Shaffer. Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2013. xvii + 220 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03764-1.

Reviewed by Justin J. Masucci (University at Buffalo)
Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2018)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
David Baron
Reviewer: 
Brent Ruswick

Ruswick on Baron, 'American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World'


David Baron. American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. New York: Liveright, 2017. 352 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-63149-016-3.

Reviewed by Brent Ruswick (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Andreas Bernard
Reviewer: 
Nathan Cardon

Cardon on Bernard, 'Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator'


Andreas Bernard. Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator. New York: New York University Press, 2014. 309 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-8716-8.

Reviewed by Nathan Cardon (University of Birmingham)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Alicia Brazeau
Reviewer: 
Richard Mikulski

Mikulski on Brazeau, 'Circulating Literacy: Writing Instruction in American Periodicals, 1880-1910'


Alicia Brazeau. Circulating Literacy: Writing Instruction in American Periodicals, 1880-1910. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. 210 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3544-2.

Reviewed by Richard Mikulski (Drew University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Frank Felsenstein, James J. Connolly
Reviewer: 
Cassie Brand

Brand on Felsenstein and Connolly, 'What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City'


Frank Felsenstein, James J. Connolly. What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. 304 pp.. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-141-9.

Reviewed by Cassie Brand (Drew University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Jacob A. C. Remes
Reviewer: 
Michelle Tiedje

Tiedje on Remes, 'Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era'


Jacob A. C. Remes. Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era. Working Class in American History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. 304 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08137-8; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03983-6.

Reviewed by Michelle Tiedje (University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
Published on H-SHGAPE (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Lon Kurashige
Reviewer: 
Abigail Markwyn

Markwyn on Kurashige, 'Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States'


Lon Kurashige. Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 336 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2943-8.

Reviewed by Abigail Markwyn (Carroll University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
William E. O'Brien
Reviewer: 
Nancy Murray

Murray on O'Brien, 'Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South'


William E. O'Brien. Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South. Designing the American Park Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. Illustrations. 208 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-155-6.

Reviewed by Nancy Murray (National Park Service)
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Charles F. Howlett, Audrey Cohan
Reviewer: 
Andrew McNally

McNally on Howlett and Cohan, 'John Dewey, America's Peace-Minded Educator'


Charles F. Howlett, Audrey Cohan. John Dewey, America's Peace-Minded Educator. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3504-6.

Reviewed by Andrew McNally (University of Minnesota)
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Jeffrey Sommers
Reviewer: 
Frank Schumacher

Schumacher on Sommers, 'Race, Reality, and Realpolitik: U.S.-Haiti Relations in the Lead Up to the 1915 Occupation'


Jeffrey Sommers. Race, Reality, and Realpolitik: U.S.-Haiti Relations in the Lead Up to the 1915 Occupation. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015. 158 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4985-0914-5.

Reviewed by Frank Schumacher (University of Western Ontario)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Nancy Woloch
Reviewer: 
Lauren MacIvor Thompson

MacIvor Thompson on Woloch, 'A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s'


Nancy Woloch. A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s. Politics and Society in Modern America Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. vii + 337 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-00259-0; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-17616-1.

Reviewed by Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Kennesaw State University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Benjamin René Jordan
Reviewer: 
Ryan Anderson

Anderson on Jordan, 'Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930'


Benjamin René Jordan. Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Illustrations. 306 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2765-6.

Reviewed by Ryan Anderson (University of North Carolina - Pembroke )
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Steven E. Nash
Reviewer: 
Mark W. Summers

Summers on Nash, 'Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains'


Steven E. Nash. Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 288 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2624-6.

Reviewed by Mark W. Summers (University of Kentucky )
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

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