Reviews

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

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

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

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

Author: 
Timothy Stapleton
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Stapleton, 'African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80'


Timothy Stapleton. African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011. xii + 313 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-380-5.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Florencia E. Mallon, ed.
Reviewer: 
Chris Herbert

Herbert on Mallon, 'Decolonizing Native Histories: Collaboration, Knowledge, and Language in the Americas'


Florencia E. Mallon, ed. Decolonizing Native Histories: Collaboration, Knowledge, and Language in the Americas. Narrating Native Histories Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. vi + 262 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5137-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5152-8.

Reviewed by Chris Herbert (Grand Valley State University)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Julian Go
Reviewer: 
Clara Altman

Altman on Julian Go, 'Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to the Present'


Julian Go. Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to the Present. New York: Cambridge, 2011. 302 pp. $28.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-60078-2.

Reviewed by Clara Altman (Brandeis University)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Modern Imperial Formations and the End of American Exceptionalism

Author: 
Kariann Akemi Yokota
Reviewer: 
Lou Roper

Roper on Yokota, 'Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation'


Kariann Akemi Yokota. Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xii + 354 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539342-2.

Reviewed by Lou Roper (Dept. of History, State University of New York--New Paltz)
Published on H-Empire (April, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Neville Kirk
Reviewer: 
Evan Smith

Smith on Kirk, 'Labour and the Politics of Empire: Britain and Australia, 1900 to the Present'


Neville Kirk. Labour and the Politics of Empire: Britain and Australia, 1900 to the Present. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011. 336 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8079-1.

Reviewed by Evan Smith (School of Law, Flinders University)
Published on H-Empire (April, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Labour and Empire

Author: 
Kwasi Kwarteng
Reviewer: 
Richard N. Price

Price on Gott, 'Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt' and Kwarteng, 'Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World'


Richard Gott. Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt. New York: Verso Books, 2011. 480 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84467-738-2.Kwasi Kwarteng. Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World. New York: PublicAffairs, 2012. 488 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61039-120-7.

Author: 
Ala A. Alryyes
Reviewer: 
Hilary Green

Green on Alryyes, 'A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said'


Ala A. Alryyes. A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. xii + 222 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-24954-0; ISBN 978-0-299-24953-3.

Reviewed by Hilary Green (Elizabeth City State University)
Published on H-Empire (March, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Anne Spry Rush
Reviewer: 
Radhika Natarajan

Natarajan on Rush, 'Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization'


Anne Spry Rush. Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 320 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-958855-8.

Reviewed by Radhika Natarajan (University of California, Berkeley)
Published on H-Empire (March, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

The Place for Me

Author: 
Wayne E. Lee, ed.
Reviewer: 
Rainer Buschmann

Buschmann on Lee, 'Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World'


Wayne E. Lee, ed. Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World. New York: New York University Press, 2011. 320 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-5308-8; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-5311-8.

Reviewed by Rainer Buschmann (California State University Channel Islands)
Published on H-Empire (February, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Damon Ieremia Salesa
Reviewer: 
Michelle Tusan

Tusan on Salesa, 'Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire'


Damon Ieremia Salesa. Racial Crossings: Race, Intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 320 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-960415-9.

Reviewed by Michelle Tusan (History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Published on H-Empire (February, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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