Reviews

Author: 
Robeson Taj Frazier
Reviewer: 
Joseph Parrott

Parrott on Frazier, 'The East Is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination'


Robeson Taj Frazier. The East Is Black: Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 328 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5786-5; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5768-1.

Reviewed by Joseph Parrott (Yale University/The Ohio State University)
Published on H-Afro-Am (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Jewell Debnam

Author: 
David Barton Smith
Reviewer: 
Ezelle Sanford

Sanford on Smith, 'The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System'


David Barton Smith. The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-2107-1.

Reviewed by Ezelle Sanford (Princeton University)
Published on H-Afro-Am (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Jewell Debnam

Author: 
Joan Quigley
Reviewer: 
Sarah J. Shoenfeld

Shoenfeld on Quigley, 'Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital'


Joan Quigley. Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-937151-8.

Reviewed by Sarah J. Shoenfeld (Historian/Principal, Prologue DC)
Published on H-Afro-Am (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Jewell Debnam

Author: 
Shannon King
Reviewer: 
Traci Parker

Parker on King, 'Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era'


Shannon King. Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era. New York: New York University Press, 2015. 272 pp. $49.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-1127-4.

Reviewed by Traci Parker (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Published on H-Afro-Am (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Richard M. Mares

Author: 
Leah Wright Rigueur
Reviewer: 
Joshua Farrington

Farrington on Wright Rigueur, 'The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power'


Leah Wright Rigueur. The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 432 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15901-0.

Reviewed by Joshua Farrington
Published on H-Afro-Am (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Jewell Debnam

Author: 
Andrew J. Torget
Reviewer: 
Michael Dickinson

Dickinson on Torget, 'Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850'


Andrew J. Torget. Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 368 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2424-2.

Reviewed by Michael Dickinson (University of Delaware)
Published on H-Afro-Am (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Richard M. Mares

Author: 
Gordon Keith Mantler
Reviewer: 
Eddie Bonilla

Bonilla on Mantler, 'Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974'


Gordon Keith Mantler. Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 376 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2188-3.

Reviewed by Eddie Bonilla (Michigan State University)
Published on H-Afro-Am (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Richard M. Mares

Author: 
Rashad Shabazz
Reviewer: 
David Ponton, III

Ponton, III on Shabazz, 'Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago'


Rashad Shabazz. Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 184 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08114-9.

Reviewed by David Ponton, III
Published on H-Afro-Am (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Jewell Debnam

Author: 
Talitha L. LeFlouria
Reviewer: 
Mari N. Crabtree

Crabtree on LeFlouria, 'Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South'


Talitha L. LeFlouria. Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 280 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2247-7.

Reviewed by Mari N. Crabtree (College of Charleston)
Published on H-Afro-Am (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Richard M. Mares

Author: 
LaKisha Michelle Simmons
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Mandel

Mandel on Simmons, 'Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans'


LaKisha Michelle Simmons. Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. xiii + 266 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2280-4.

Reviewed by Jennifer Mandel (Mount Washington College)
Published on H-Afro-Am (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Jewell Debnam

Author: 
Noel Leo Erskine
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Bilinsky

Bilinsky on Erskine, 'Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery'


Noel Leo Erskine. Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery. Oxford: Oxford University Press. x + 216 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-536913-7; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-536914-4.

Reviewed by Stephanie Bilinsky (Arizona State University)
Published on H-Afro-Am (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Richard M. Mares

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