Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Book Roundup

The Washington Independent Review of Books reviews Steve Fraser's The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (Little, Brown, and Co).

Amanda Hollis-Brusky's Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution (Oxford) is reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.
"In four topics of contention—campaign-finance regulation, state sovereignty, the Commerce Clause and the Second Amendment—Ms. Hollis-Brusky shows how members of the Federalist Society have offered incisive critiques of existing law and suggested originalist alternatives to settled interpretations."
H-Net adds several reviews of interest. There is a review of Darcy Ingram's Wildlife, Conservation and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914 (University of British Columbia Press).

There's also a review of Citizenship in Cold War America: The National Security State and the Possibilities of Dissent by Andrea Friedman (University of Massachusetts Press).

Also on H-Net is a review of Brian C. Rathbun's Diplomacy's Value: Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East (Cornell University Press).

The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity by April J. Mayes (University Press of Florida) is reviewed here.

The final H-Net review of the week is one of Shannon Elizabeth Bell's Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice (University of Illinois Press).

In The Washington Post there is a review of The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness by Jim Auchmutey (Public Affairs).

There is an adapted excerpt of Ian Millhiser's Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted (Nation Books) in the New Republic.