Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Book Review Roundup

Tera Hunter's Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century is reviewed at Common-Place.

At Public Books is a review of We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality by Louis Moore.

Marjorie Spruill's Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics is reviewed in The Washington Independent Review of Books.

In The Washington Post is a review of Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Wills.

As always there are several interviews of interest at the New Books Network.  Sasha Turner discusses her Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in JamaicaMahon Murphy speaks about his Colonial Captivity during the First World War: Internment and the Fall of the German Empire, 1914-1919Howard I. Kushner is interviewed about his On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and HistoryChristopher Grobe introduces his The Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TVChristopher Haber speaks about his I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War LettersFinally, Richard Brown discusses his Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War.

In The Nation, Gabriel Winant reviews Lane Windham's Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide.  Also in The Nation is a review of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office by Jeremi Suri.

Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America ireviewed in The New York Review of Books

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment is reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.  Also at the site is a review of 1984: India's Guilty Secret by Pav Singh.  FinallyThe Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good by David Goldfield is also reviewed at LARB.