Reviews

Author: 
Sean P. Holmes
Reviewer: 
Tim Gloege

Gloege on Holmes, 'Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America'

Sean P. Holmes. Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 240 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03748-1.

Reviewed by Tim Gloege (Independent Scholar) Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2016) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

An Actors’ Union or Acting Profession?

Author: 
April Merleaux
Reviewer: 
Sarah Steinbock-Pratt

Steinbock-Pratt on Merleaux, 'Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness'

April Merleaux. Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 320 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2251-4.

Reviewed by Sarah Steinbock-Pratt (University of Alabama) Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2016) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Refining Empire

Author: 
Michael K. Rosenow
Reviewer: 
Atiba Pertilla

Pertilla on Rosenow, 'Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920'

Michael K. Rosenow. Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2015. xii + 223 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08071-5.

Reviewed by Atiba Pertilla (New York University, German Historical Institute of Washington, DC) Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2016) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

How "Deathways" Enlivened the Working Class

Author: 
Kevin McGruder
Reviewer: 
Nathan Cardon

Cardon on McGruder, 'Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920'

Kevin McGruder. Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 296 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16914-1.

Reviewed by Nathan Cardon (University of Birmingham) Published on H-SHGAPE (December, 2015) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

White Ethnics and Black Capitalists: Exploring Racial Diversity in Early Harlem

Author: 
Cara A. Finnegan
Reviewer: 
Sally Webster

Webster on Finnegan, 'Making Photography Matter: A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression'

Cara A. Finnegan. Making Photography Matter: A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Illustrations. 256 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03926-3.

Reviewed by Sally Webster Published on H-SHGAPE (November, 2015) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

The Rhetoric of Photography

Author: 
William A. Mirola
Reviewer: 
Wesley Bishop

Bishop on Mirola, 'Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912'

William A. Mirola. Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicago's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 240 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03883-9.

Reviewed by Wesley Bishop (Purdue University) Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2015) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Redeeming Religion in the Labor Movement

Author: 
Charles E. Neu
Reviewer: 
Bianca Rowlett

Rowlett on Neu, 'Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partner'

Charles E. Neu. Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partner. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xiv + 699 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-504550-5.

Reviewed by Bianca Rowlett (University of Arkansas) Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Presidential Partner and Proxy: The Life of Colonel Edward House

Author: 
Reiko Hillyer
Reviewer: 
William A. Link

Link on Hillyer, 'Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South'

Reiko Hillyer. Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South. The American South Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014. xi + 266 pp. $46.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3670-3.

Reviewed by William A. Link (University of Florida) Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2015) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Reconsidering the New South

Author: 
Barbara Reeves-Ellington
Reviewer: 
Karen Phoenix

Phoenix on Reeves-Ellington, 'Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Interventions in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East, 1831-1908'

Barbara Reeves-Ellington. Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Interventions in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East, 1831-1908. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. 214 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-981-2; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-980-5.

Reviewed by Karen Phoenix Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

American Cultural Expansion in the Late Ottoman Near East

Author: 
Shirley J. Yee
Reviewer: 
Edward T. O'Donnell

O'Donnell on Yee, 'An Immigrant Neighborhood: Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York before 1930'

Shirley J. Yee. An Immigrant Neighborhood: Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York before 1930. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012. x + 243 pp. $74.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59213-127-3; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-59213-128-0.

Reviewed by Edward T. O'Donnell (Holy Cross College) Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Crossing Boundaries, Real and Imagined

Author: 
Anne M. Martinez
Reviewer: 
Katherine Moran

Moran on Martinez, 'Catholic Borderlands: Mapping Catholicism onto American Empire, 1905-1935'

Anne M. Martinez. Catholic Borderlands: Mapping Catholicism onto American Empire, 1905-1935. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. Illustrations. 312 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-4877-9.

Reviewed by Katherine Moran Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

The Catholic Errand

Author: 
Alan L. McPherson
Reviewer: 
Abigail Markwyn

Markwyn on McPherson, 'The Invaded: How Latin Americans and their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations'

Alan L. McPherson. The Invaded: How Latin Americans and their Allies Fought and Ended U.S. Occupations. New York: Oxford Univeristy Press, 2013. 416 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-534303-8.

Reviewed by Abigail Markwyn Published on H-SHGAPE (May, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Lessons from Resistance to US Occupation in Twentieth-Century Latin America

Author: 
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Reviewer: 
Ellen Adams

Adams on Anthony, 'Ida McKinley: The Turn-of-the-Century First Lady through War, Assassination, and Secret Disability'

Carl Sferrazza Anthony. Ida McKinley: The Turn-of-the-Century First Lady through War, Assassination, and Secret Disability. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2013. xvi + 376 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-152-9.

Reviewed by Ellen Adams Published on H-SHGAPE (May, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

The Personal Is Political: Ida and William McKinley’s Partnership

Author: 
Sarah J. Moore
Reviewer: 
Sebastian Lukasik

Lukasik on Moore, 'Empire on Display: San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915'

Sarah J. Moore. Empire on Display: San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. xii + 240 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-4348-4.

Reviewed by Sebastian Lukasik Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2015) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Fantasies of Empire

Author: 
William A. Link
Reviewer: 
John D. Metz

Metz on Link, 'Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath'

William A. Link. Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 264 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-0776-4.

Reviewed by John D. Metz Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2015) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

A Tale of Two Cities: Contested Visions of Atlanta’s Past and Future following the Civil War

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