Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Book Review Roundup

There is wide-ranging selection of reviews for those of you heading home from the ASLH!:

The New York Times reviews Tyler Anbinder's City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York.  Historian Tiya Miles reviews Colin Dickey's Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places.  Also in The New York Times is a review of Mike Jay's This Way Madness Lies: The Asylum and Beyond.

States of Dependency: Welfare, Rights, and American Governance, 1935-1972 by LHB blogger Karen Tani has been reviewed in an essay on H-NET.

The New Books Network interviews Ethan Michaeli about his The Defender: How The Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.  The site also has an interview with Matthew Dallek about his Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security.

In the New Statesman is a review of Richard J. Evans' The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914.

Caliphate: The History of an Idea by Hugh Kennedy is reviewed in The Washington Post.

The New Yorker reviews Esther Schor's Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language.

The New Rambler Review has a review of Benjamin Straumann's Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution.

A newly-released collection of Stuart Hall's lectures, Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History, is reviewed in The Nation,

At Dissent, Matthew Karp speaks about his just released This Vast Southern Empire Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy.

The Economist reviews together Blanche Wiesen Cook's Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 and Susan Quinn's Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First LadyWiesen Cook's Eleanor is also reviewed in the Chicago Tribune.

History Today has a review of John Bew's Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee.  Bew is also interviewed by the New Books Network about his biography of Atlee.