Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sunday Book Review Roundup


At the Marginalia Review of Books is a review of The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700, edited by Lorna Hutson.

Martha S. Jones' Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America is reviewed in the Boston Review.

In a Los Angeles Review of Books review essay, Robert L. Tsai reviews Kathleen Belew's Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America (along with Angela Nagle's Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right and Amy Chua's Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations).

Also at LARB is a review of Nathaniel Frank's Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America.

David W. Blight's Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom is reviewed in December's issue of The Atlantic.

At NPR is a review of Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till by Elliott Gorn.

Jane Sherron De Hart's Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life is reviewed in The Washington Post.

At Public Books is a review of Ekklesia: Three Inquiries in Church and State by Paul Christopher Johnson, Pamela E. Klassen, and Winifred Fallers Sullivan.  Also at Public Books is a review of Reeve Vanneman and Lynn Weber Cannon's newly-reissued The American Perception of Class.

Michelle Perrot's The Bedroom: An Intimate History is reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement.

In The New York Times is a review of Behold, America: The Entangled History of "America First" and "the American Dream" by Sarah Churchwell.


Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro's The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World is reviewed in The Nation.

At Books and Ideas is a review of Alden H. Young's Transforming Sudan: Decolonization, Economic Development, and State Formation.

Ramachandra Guha's Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World 1914-1948 is reviewed in the New Statesman.

In the London Review of Books (and behind a paywall) is a review of political theorist Melinda Cooper's Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism.

Finally, Sam Rosenfeld's The Polarizers: Postwar Architects of Our Partisan Era is reviewed in The Nation.

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