Reviews

Author: 
Mariza de Carvalho Soares
Reviewer: 
Carolyne Ryan

Ryan on Soares, 'People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro'

Mariza de Carvalho Soares. People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. Illustrations. xiii + 321 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5023-1; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5040-8.

Reviewed by Carolyne Ryan (University of Wyoming) Published on H-Empire (January, 2013) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Jason M. Colby
Reviewer: 
Carolyne Ryan

Ryan on Colby, 'The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America'

Jason M. Colby. The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. xi + 274 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4915-4.

Reviewed by Carolyne Ryan (University of Wyoming) Published on H-Empire (November, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Jean Andreau, Raymond Descat
Reviewer: 
T.E. Rihll

Rihll on Andreau and Descat, 'The Slave in Greece and Rome'

Jean Andreau, Raymond Descat. The Slave in Greece and Rome. Translated by Marion Leopold. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 198 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-28374-2.

Reviewed by T.E. Rihll (Swansea University) Published on H-Empire (November, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Rihll on Andreau and Descat

Author: 
Caroline Frank
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Marshall

Marshall on Frank, 'Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America'

Caroline Frank. Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xiii + 257 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-26027-3; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-26028-0.

Reviewed by Jennifer Marshall (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) Published on H-Empire (November, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
D. M. Leeson
Reviewer: 
Shane Nagle

Nagle on Leeson, 'The Black and Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence'

D. M. Leeson. The Black and Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xvi + 294 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959899-1.

Reviewed by Shane Nagle (Royal Holloway, University of London) Published on H-Empire (October, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Matthew F. Jacobs
Reviewer: 
Richard Jackson

Jackson on Jacobs, 'Imagining the Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967'

Matthew F. Jacobs. Imagining the Middle East: The Building of an American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 317 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3488-6.

Reviewed by Richard Jackson (The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies) Published on H-Empire (September, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper
Reviewer: 
Doug Leonard

Leonard on Burbank and Cooper, 'Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference'

Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. Maps, illustrations. 528 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-12708-8.

Reviewed by Doug Leonard (Duke University) Published on H-Empire (August, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

An Imperial World

Author: 
Daniel Ingram
Reviewer: 
Bryan Rindfleisch

Rindfleisch on Ingram, 'Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America'

Daniel Ingram. Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012. xiii + 257 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3797-4.

Reviewed by Bryan Rindfleisch (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Empire (August, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Deborah A. Thomas
Reviewer: 
Anne Rush

Rush on Thomas, 'Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica'

Deborah A. Thomas. Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. xiii + 298 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5068-2; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5086-6.

Reviewed by Anne Rush (University of Maryland) Published on H-Empire (August, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Michael H. Hunt, Steve Levine
Reviewer: 
Jingbin Wang

Wang on Hunt and Levine, 'Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam'

Michael H. Hunt, Steve Levine. Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. 340 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3528-9.

Reviewed by Jingbin Wang (Elizabeth City State University) Published on H-Empire (July, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Unexceptional American Empire

Author: 
E. Natalie Rothman
Reviewer: 
Christine Isom-Verhaaren

Isom-Verhaaren on Rothman, 'Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul'

E. Natalie Rothman. Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. Illustrations. xx + 323 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4907-9.

Reviewed by Christine Isom-Verhaaren (Benedictine University) Published on H-Empire (July, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Belonging in Venice, 1570-1670

Author: 
Matthew P. Romaniello
Reviewer: 
Gary Guadagnolo

Guadagnolo on Romaniello, 'The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552-1671'

Matthew P. Romaniello. The Elusive Empire: Kazan and the Creation of Russia, 1552-1671. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012. xiii + 297 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-28514-2.

Reviewed by Gary Guadagnolo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-Empire (July, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

A Long Path toward Empire in Russia

Author: 
Jason Stearns
Reviewer: 
Matthew G. Stanard

Stanard on Stearns, 'Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa'

Jason Stearns. Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa. New York: PublicAffairs, 2012. 417 pp. $16.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61039-107-8.

Reviewed by Matthew G. Stanard (Berry College) Published on H-Empire (June, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

"Where elephants fight the grass is trampled"

Author: 
Ryan Johnson, Amna Khalid, eds.
Reviewer: 
James F. Stark

Stark on Johnson and Khalid, 'Public Health in the British Empire: Intermediaries, Subordinates, and the Practice of Public Health, 1850-1960'

Ryan Johnson, Amna Khalid, eds. Public Health in the British Empire: Intermediaries, Subordinates, and the Practice of Public Health, 1850-1960. New York: Routledge, 2011. 208 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-89041-0.

Reviewed by James F. Stark (University of Leeds) Published on H-Empire (May, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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