Reviews

Author: 
G. W. Bowersock
Reviewer: 
Timothy J. Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald on Bowersock, 'The Crucible of Islam'

G. W. Bowersock. The Crucible of Islam. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05776-0.

Reviewed by Timothy J. Fitzgerald (James Madison University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Margaret D. Sankey
Reviewer: 
Heather M. Stur

Stur on Sankey, 'Women and War in the 21st Century: A Country-by-Country Guide'

Margaret D. Sankey. Women and War in the 21st Century: A Country-by-Country Guide. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2018. xxxiii + 319 pp. $61.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4408-5765-2; $61.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4408-5766-9.

Reviewed by Heather M. Stur (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Adam M. Howard
Reviewer: 
Hadas Fischer

Fischer on Howard, 'Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel'

Adam M. Howard. Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel. Working Class in American History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. 176 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04146-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08301-3.

Reviewed by Hadas Fischer (Tel Aviv University) Published on H-Judaic (June, 2019) Commissioned by Katja Vehlow (University of South Carolina)

Author: 
Péter Krekó, Attila Juhász
Reviewer: 
Cristian Cercel

Cercel on Krekó and Juhász, 'The Hungarian Far Right: Social Demand, Political Supply, and International Context'

Péter Krekó, Attila Juhász. The Hungarian Far Right: Social Demand, Political Supply, and International Context. Explorations of the Far Right Series. Stuttgart: ibidem Verlag, 2017. 260 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8382-1184-8.

Reviewed by Cristian Cercel (Ruhr University Bochum) Published on H-Socialisms (June, 2019) Commissioned by Gary Roth (Rutgers University - Newark)

Author: 
Mark Rice
Reviewer: 
Blake C. Scott

Scott on Rice, 'Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru'

Mark Rice. Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 252 pp. $22.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4696-4354-0; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4353-3; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4352-6.

Reviewed by Blake C. Scott (College of Charleston) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Kaveh Yazdani
Reviewer: 
Monish Borah

Borah on Yazdani, 'India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.)'

Kaveh Yazdani. India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. xxxii + 669 pp. $246.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-33079-5.

Reviewed by Monish Borah (University of California- Irvine) Published on H-Asia (June, 2019) Commissioned by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)

Author: 
Radhika Viyas Mongia
Reviewer: 
Debjani Bhattacharyya

Bhattacharyya on Mongia, 'Indian Migration and Empire: A Colonial Genealogy of the Modern State'

Radhika Viyas Mongia. Indian Migration and Empire: A Colonial Genealogy of the Modern State. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2018. 248 pp. $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-7039-0; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-7102-1.

Reviewed by Debjani Bhattacharyya (Drexel University) Published on H-Diplo (June, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Jeanne E. Abrams
Reviewer: 
Joanne S. Grasso

Grasso on Abrams, 'First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role'

Jeanne E. Abrams. First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role. New York: New York University Press, 2018. 328 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-8653-1.

Reviewed by Joanne S. Grasso (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Early-America (June, 2019) Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers (California State University-Dominguez Hills)

Author: 
Glenn Kumhera
Reviewer: 
Katherine L. Jansen

Jansen on Kumhera, 'The Benefits of Peace: Private Peacemaking in Late Medieval Italy'

Glenn Kumhera. The Benefits of Peace: Private Peacemaking in Late Medieval Italy. Medieval Mediterranean Series. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 324 pp. $137.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-90-04-34111-1; $137.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-34110-4.

Reviewed by Katherine L. Jansen (Catholic University of America) Published on H-Italy (June, 2019) Commissioned by Peter Sposato (Indiana University Kokomo)

Author: 
Lizzie Oliver
Reviewer: 
Rong (Aries) Li

Li on Oliver, 'Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory'

Lizzie Oliver. Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory. War, Culture and Society Series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. Illustrations. 192 pp. $102.60 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-350-02414-4; $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-02412-0.

Reviewed by Rong (Aries) Li (Rutgers University) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Amita Das, Aditya Das
Reviewer: 
Greg Mole

Mole on Das and Das, 'Defending British India against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13'

Amita Das, Aditya Das. Defending British India against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2016. 288 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-129-0.

Reviewed by Greg Mole (University of Memphis) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Ernesto Bassi
Reviewer: 
Jamie Goodall

Goodall on Bassi, 'An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World'

Ernesto Bassi. An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 360 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6240-1; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6220-3.

Reviewed by Jamie Goodall (Stevenson University) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

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: 
Nancy Langston
Reviewer: 
Melissa Charenko

Charenko on Langston, 'Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World'

Nancy Langston. Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 312 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21298-3.

Reviewed by Melissa Charenko (Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College) Published on H-Water (June, 2019) Commissioned by Jonathan Wlasiuk (Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University)

Author: 
Erika K. Jackson
Reviewer: 
Julie K. Allen

Allen on Jackson, 'Scandinavians in Chicago: The Origins of White Privilege in Modern America'

Erika K. Jackson. Scandinavians in Chicago: The Origins of White Privilege in Modern America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2019. 264 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08382-2; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04211-9.

Reviewed by Julie K. Allen (Brigham Young University) Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2019) Commissioned by William S. Cossen (The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology)

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