Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Book reviews in the Summer 2011 Journal of Social History

Last week we noted the release of the Summer 2011 issue of the Journal of Social History (TOC and abstracts available here). 

As promised, here's a glimpse of what you'll find in the book reviews section:
Michael B. Katz (University of Pennsylvania) reviews Marissa Chapell, The War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America (Penn Press, 2010).

Kevin White (University of Portsmouth) reviews Margot Canaday, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (Princeton, 2009).

James R. Barrett (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) reviews Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson, Americanization in the States: Immigrant Social Welfare Policy, Citizenship, and National Identity in the United States, 1908-1929 (University Press of Florida, 2009).

Mitchell Snay (Denison University) reviews Leslie A. Schwalm, Emancipation's Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

Amy Louise Wood (Illinois State University) reviews Crystal Feimster, Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching (Harvard University Press, 2009).

Mack P. Holt (George Mason) reviews Suzanne Desan and Jeffrey Merrick, eds., Family, Gender, and Law in Early Modern France (Penn Press, 2009).

Jeffrey S. Adler (University of Florida) reviews Randolph Roth, American Homicide (Harvard University Press, 2009).

Christopher P. Magra (California State University at Northridge) reviews Alan L. Karras, Smuggling: Contraband and Corruption in World History (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010).

Eileen V. Wallis (California State Polytechnic University Pomona) reviews Kathleen A. Cairns, Hard Time at Tehachapi: California's First Women's Prison (University of New Mexico Press, 2009).