Reviews

Author: 
Roy MacLaren
Reviewer: 
Jane McGaughey

McGaughey on MacLaren, 'Empire and Ireland: The Transatlantic Career of the Canadian Imperialist Hamar Greenwood, 1870-1948'

Roy MacLaren. Empire and Ireland: The Transatlantic Career of the Canadian Imperialist Hamar Greenwood, 1870-1948. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015. 420 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4548-9.

Reviewed by Jane McGaughey (Concordia University) Published on H-Empire (March, 2016) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Nicholas B. Dirks
Reviewer: 
Joan Gaughan

Gaughan on Dirks, 'Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India'

Nicholas B. Dirks. Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar's Passage to India. Cultures of History Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 400 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16967-7; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16966-0; $29.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-53851-0.

Reviewed by Joan Gaughan (Independent scholar) Published on H-Empire (March, 2016) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Wolfgang Reinhard, ed.
Reviewer: 
Oliver Charbonneau

Charbonneau on Reinhard, 'Empires and Encounters, 1350-1750'

Wolfgang Reinhard, ed. Empires and Encounters, 1350-1750. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2015. Maps. 1168 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04719-8.

Reviewed by Oliver Charbonneau (University of Western Ontario) Published on H-Empire (February, 2016) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Emanuele Saccarelli, Latha Varadarajan
Reviewer: 
Matthew G. Stanard

Stanard on Saccarelli and Varadarajan, 'Imperialism Past and Present'

Emanuele Saccarelli, Latha Varadarajan. Imperialism Past and Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 202 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-939789-1.

Reviewed by Matthew G. Stanard (Berry College) Published on H-Empire (December, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Walter Johnson
Reviewer: 
Hilary N. Green

Green on Johnson, 'River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom'

Walter Johnson. River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 560 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04555-2.

Reviewed by Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama) Published on H-Empire (November, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Kate Darian-Smith, Penelope Edmonds, eds.
Reviewer: 
Richard N. Price

Price on Darian-Smith and Edmonds, 'Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim'

Kate Darian-Smith, Penelope Edmonds, eds. Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim. New York: Routledge, 2015. 270 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-74430-0.

Reviewed by Richard N. Price (University of Maryland) Published on H-Empire (November, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Tony Ballantyne
Reviewer: 
Vincent O'Malley

O'Malley on Ballantyne, 'Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Māori, and the Question of the Body'

Tony Ballantyne. Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Māori, and the Question of the Body. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 376 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5826-8; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5817-6.

Reviewed by Vincent O'Malley (HistoryWorks) Published on H-Empire (October, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Edward A. Alpers
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Alpers, 'The Indian Ocean in World History'

Edward A. Alpers. The Indian Ocean in World History. New Oxford World History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 172 pp. Illustrations, maps. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-533787-7; $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516593-7.

Reviewed by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Empire (October, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Jim Tomlinson
Reviewer: 
Timothy Forest

Forest on Tomlinson, 'Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939'

Jim Tomlinson. Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. 233 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-8615-5.

Reviewed by Timothy Forest (University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash) Published on H-Empire (July, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

A Local Analysis of an Imperial Dilemma: The Rise and Fall of Jute, Dundee, and the British Empire, 1850-1939

Author: 
John Patrick Walsh
Reviewer: 
Christienna Fryar

Fryar on Walsh, 'Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition'

John Patrick Walsh. Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. x + 193 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00627-1; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00630-1.

Reviewed by Christienna Fryar (SUNY Buffalo State) Published on H-Empire (July, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Limits of French Republican Imperialism

Author: 
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
Reviewer: 
Gregg French

French on Cobbs Hoffman, 'American Umpire'

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman. American Umpire. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 442 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05547-6.

Reviewed by Gregg French (Western University) Published on H-Empire (July, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Reinforcing American Exceptionalism in an Era of Multipolarity

Author: 
Janet L. Polasky
Reviewer: 
Bryan Rindfleisch

Rindfleisch on Polasky, 'Revolutions without Borders'

Janet L. Polasky. Revolutions without Borders. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 392 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20894-8.

Reviewed by Bryan Rindfleisch (Marquette University) Published on H-Empire (July, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Itinerant Revolutionaries and Transnational Revolutions in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Author: 
Takashi Fujitani
Reviewer: 
John Hennessey

Hennessey on Fujitani, 'Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II'

Takashi Fujitani. Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. 520 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28021-2.

Reviewed by John Hennessey (Linnaeus University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

A Tale of Two Biopolitical Regimes: The Mutually Constitutive Politics of Inclusion in Wartime Japan and America

Author: 
Philip J. Stern, Carl Wennerlind, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Stern and Wennerlind, 'Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire'

Philip J. Stern, Carl Wennerlind, eds. Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ix + 404 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998853-2.

Reviewed by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-Empire (April, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Kojin Karatani
Reviewer: 
Gemma Masson

Masson on Karatani, 'The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange'

Kojin Karatani. The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange. Translated by Michael K. Bourdaghs. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. xxi + 352 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5676-9; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5665-3.

Reviewed by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham) Published on H-Empire (April, 2015) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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