Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Book Review Roundup

At Dissent, Gaiutra Bahadur reviews Peter James Hudson's Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean and Stuart Hall's Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands.

Kathleen Belew's Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America is reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.  Also at LARB is a review of Steven J. Zipperstein's Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History  

The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment by Alexander Bevilacqua is reviewed in The New Republic.  Also in The New Republic is Linda Gordon's review of R. Marie Griffith's Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics 

Beth Lew-Williams' The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America is reviewed at Slate.  Also on the site is a review of Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World by Joshua B. Freeman.

Ronit Stahl's Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America is reviewed at H-Net.

In The Nation, William P. Jones reviews Steven M. Gillon's Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism  Separate and Unequal is also reviewed in The Atlantic.
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In the New York Review of Books is a review of Lawrence James' Empires in the Sun: The Struggle for the Mastery of Africa.

The Washington Post has a review of Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC , and the Birth of the Blacklist by Thomas Doherty.

Ben Austen's High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing is reviewed in The New York Times.  Also reviewed in the paper is Benn Steil's The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.  Priya Satia's Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution is also reviewed.

Fahad Bishara discusses his A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950.  Also on the site, Jimmy Patino speaks about his Raza Sí, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in San Diego.