Reviews

Author: 
Robert B. Townsend
Reviewer: 
Brian M. Ingrassia

Ingrassia on Townsend, 'History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940'


Robert B. Townsend. History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. xiii + 258 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-92392-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-92393-2.

Reviewed by Brian M. Ingrassia (Middle Tennessee State University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2013)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Jonathan Rees
Reviewer: 
Robert C. Chidester

Chidester on Rees, 'Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction'


Jonathan Rees. Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2013. xi + 139 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7656-2255-6; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7656-2256-3.

Reviewed by Robert C. Chidester (The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.)
Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2013)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Reframing the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the U.S. History Survey

Author: 
Brent Ruswick
Reviewer: 
Stephen Pimpare

Pimpare on Ruswick, 'Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917'


Brent Ruswick. Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. xi + 267 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00634-9.

Reviewed by Stephen Pimpare
Published on H-SHGAPE (September, 2013)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Reexamining Scientific Charity

Author: 
Jean M. Yarbrough
Reviewer: 
Paul M. Taillon

Taillon on Yarbrough, 'Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition'


Jean M. Yarbrough. Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition. American Political Thought Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. 400 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1886-6.

Reviewed by Paul M. Taillon (University of Auckland)
Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2013)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

How Theodore Roosevelt Was Not a (Small “r”) Republican

Author: 
Marian Moser Jones
Reviewer: 
Branden Little

Little on Jones, 'The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal'


Marian Moser Jones. The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 404 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0738-8.

Reviewed by Branden Little
Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2013)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Continuity and Change: The Transforming American Red Cross and the Dynamics of Humanitarianism

Author: 
Natalie J. Ring
Reviewer: 
Susan W. Thomas

Thomas on Ring, 'The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930'


Natalie J. Ring. The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012. xiv + 334 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-2903-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4260-3.

Reviewed by Susan W. Thomas (UNC-Greensboro)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2013)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
William J. Suarez-Potts
Reviewer: 
Scott E. Randolph

Randolph on Suarez-Potts, 'The Making of Law: The Supreme Court and Labor Legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931'


William J. Suarez-Potts. The Making of Law: The Supreme Court and Labor Legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. 360 pp. $60 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7551-9; $60.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-8348-4.

Reviewed by Scott E. Randolph (University of Redlands)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2013)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Labor Law and the Mexican State

Author: 
Fiona Deans Halloran
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Soffer

Soffer on Halloran, 'Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons'


Fiona Deans Halloran. Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 352 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3587-6.

Reviewed by Jonathan Soffer (NYU-Polytechnic)
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2013)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Visual Politics

Author: 
Christine Bold
Reviewer: 
Boyd Cothran

Cothran on Bold, 'The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924'


Christine Bold. The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 320 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-973179-4.

Reviewed by Boyd Cothran (York University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2013)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Cultural Power and the Making of the Popular Western

Author: 
Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo
Reviewer: 
Joshua Specht

Specht on Garcilazo, 'Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870 to 1930'


Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo. Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870 to 1930. Al Filo: Mexican American Studies Series. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2012. 256 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57441-464-6.

Reviewed by Joshua Specht (Harvard University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2013)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Along the Rails: Mexican American Rail Work and Community Formation

Author: 
Robin Bernstein
Reviewer: 
Ryan Anderson

Anderson on Bernstein, 'Racial Innocence: Performing Childhood and Race from Slavery to Civil Rights'


Robin Bernstein. Racial Innocence: Performing Childhood and Race from Slavery to Civil Rights. New York: New York University Press, 2011. xi + 307 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-8707-6; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-8708-3.

Reviewed by Ryan Anderson
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2013)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Wanda M. Corn, Charlene G. Garfinkle, Annelise K. Madsen
Reviewer: 
Karen McNeill

McNeill on Corn and Garfinkle and Madsen, 'Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition'


Wanda M. Corn, Charlene G. Garfinkle, Annelise K. Madsen. Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. xi + 265 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-24111-4.

Reviewed by Karen McNeill
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2013)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Ellen Gruber Garvey
Reviewer: 
James Adams

Adams on Garvey, 'Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance'


Ellen Gruber Garvey. Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 320 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-992769-2.

Reviewed by James Adams (jha11@psu.edu)
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2013)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Creating Private Histories Out of Public Words

Author: 
Dirk Bönker
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Bönker, 'Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States Before World War I'


Dirk Bönker. Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States Before World War I. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. x + 421 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5040-2.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2013)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Author: 
Paula Baker
Reviewer: 
Tom Dorrance

Dorrance on Baker, 'Curbing Campaign Cash: Henry Ford, Truman Newberry, and the Politics of Progressive Reform'


Paula Baker. Curbing Campaign Cash: Henry Ford, Truman Newberry, and the Politics of Progressive Reform. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. 208 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1863-7.

Reviewed by Tom Dorrance
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2013)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

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