Reviews

Author: 
Mary P. Ryan
Reviewer: 
Adam Malka

Malka on Ryan, 'Taking the Land to Make the City: A Bicoastal History of North America'

Mary P. Ryan. Taking the Land to Make the City: A Bicoastal History of North America. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. Illustrations. 448 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-1783-9.

Reviewed by Adam Malka (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-California (May, 2020) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54576

Author: 
Connie Y. Chiang
Reviewer: 
Meredith Oda

Oda on Chiang, 'Nature behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration'

Connie Y. Chiang. Nature behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-084207-9.

Reviewed by Meredith Oda (University of Nevada, Reno) Published on H-California (March, 2020) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53859

Author: 
Robert W. Cherny
Reviewer: 
Mary K. Coffey

Coffey on Cherny, 'Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art'

Robert W. Cherny. Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. 360 pp. Ill. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08230-6.

Reviewed by Mary K. Coffey (Dartmouth College) Published on H-California (January, 2020) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54624

Author: 
Erika Pérez
Reviewer: 
Ashley Riley Sousa

Riley Sousa on Pérez, 'Colonial Intimacies: Interethnic Kinship, Sexuality, and Marriage in Southern California, 1769–1885'

Erika Pérez. Colonial Intimacies: Interethnic Kinship, Sexuality, and Marriage in Southern California, 1769–1885. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. xii + 396 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-5904-1.

Reviewed by Ashley Riley Sousa (Middle Tennessee State University) Published on H-California (November, 2019) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Christopher Herbert
Reviewer: 
Matthew Hill

Hill on Herbert, 'Gold Rush Manliness: Race and Gender on the Pacific Slope'

Christopher Herbert. Gold Rush Manliness: Race and Gender on the Pacific Slope. Emil and Kathleen Sick Book Series in Western History and Biography. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018. Maps. 288 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74412-4; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74413-1.

Reviewed by Matthew Hill (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-California (October, 2019) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Max Felker-Kantor
Reviewer: 
Michan Connor

Connor on Felker-Kantor, 'Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD'

Max Felker-Kantor. Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD. Justice, Power, and Politics Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 392 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4683-1.

Reviewed by Michan Connor (Independent Scholar) Published on H-California (September, 2019) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Juan D. De Lara
Reviewer: 
Alina R. Méndez

Méndez on De Lara, 'Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California'

Juan D. De Lara. Inland Shift: Race, Space, and Capital in Southern California. Oakland: University of California Press, 2018. Illustrations. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-29739-5; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28958-1.

Reviewed by Alina R. Méndez (University of Washington) Published on H-California (July, 2019) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Diane M. T. North
Reviewer: 
Eileen Wallis

Wallis on North, 'California at War: The State and the People during World War I'

Diane M. T. North. California at War: The State and the People during World War I. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2018. 496 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2646-5.

Reviewed by Eileen Wallis (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) Published on H-California (June, 2019) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Peter Cole
Reviewer: 
Erik Loomis

Loomis on Cole, 'Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area'

Peter Cole. Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area. Working Class in American History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2018. 310 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08376-1; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04207-2.

Reviewed by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island) Published on H-California (June, 2019) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Valerie Sherer Mathes, Phil Brigandi
Reviewer: 
Heather Ponchetti Daly

Ponchetti Daly on Mathes and Brigandi, 'Reservations, Removal, and Reform: The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California, 1878-1903'

Valerie Sherer Mathes, Phil Brigandi. Reservations, Removal, and Reform: The Mission Indian Agents of Southern California, 1878-1903. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. Illustrations. xi + 287 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-5999-7.

Reviewed by Heather Ponchetti Daly (University of California San Diego) Published on H-California (February, 2019) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Cary Cordova
Reviewer: 
Felicia A. Viator

Viator on Cordova, 'The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco'

Cary Cordova. The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. Illustrations. 336 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4930-9.

Reviewed by Felicia A. Viator (San Francisco State University) Published on H-California (October, 2018) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Kelly Lytle Hernández
Reviewer: 
Justin Gomer

Gomer on Hernández, 'City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965'

Kelly Lytle Hernández. City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965. Justice, Power, and Politics Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 312 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3118-9.

Reviewed by Justin Gomer (California State University, Long Beach) Published on H-California (August, 2018) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
Laura Alice Watt
Reviewer: 
Robert Denning

Denning on Watt, 'The Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore'

Laura Alice Watt. The Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016. 368 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-27708-3.

Reviewed by Robert Denning (Southern New Hampshire University) Published on H-California (August, 2018) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Author: 
J. E. Smyth
Reviewer: 
Amanda Konkle

Konkle on Smyth, 'Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood'

J. E. Smyth. Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-084082-2.

Reviewed by Amanda Konkle (Georgia Southern University) Published on H-California (August, 2018) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52441

Author: 
Amy DeFalco Lippert
Reviewer: 
Jennifer M. Black

Black on Lippert, 'Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco'

Amy DeFalco Lippert. Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 416 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-026897-8.

Reviewed by Jennifer M. Black (Misericordia University) Published on H-California (July, 2018) Commissioned by Khal Schneider

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52056

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