Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday Book Review Roundup

In Dissent is a review of Quinn Slobodian's Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism.

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is reviewed at Public Books.

James Chappel's Catholic Modern: The Challenge of Totalitarianism and the Remaking of the Church is reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Beth Lew-Williams' The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America is reviewed in The New Republic.  Also in The New Republic is a review of Thomas Doherty's Show Trial: Hollywood, HUAC, and the Birth of the BlacklistFinally, Jedediah Purdy reviews Steve Fraser's Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion, Phil A. Neel's Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict, and Eliza Griswold's Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America,

In The New York Times is a review of Kathleen Belew's Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary AmericaAlso in the Times is a review of Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age by Stephen R. Platt.

James Loeffler's Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century and Michael Sfard's The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights are reviewed in The New York Review of Books.   Also in the NYRB, Cass Sunstein reviews Milton Mayer's They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933–45 and Konrad H. Jarausch's Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century.

Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages by Jack Hartnell is reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement.

At H-Net is a review of Ana Raquel Minian's Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican MigrationAlso at the site is a review of Hoover's War on Gays: Exposing the FBI's "Sex Deviates" ProgramIkuko Asaka's Tropical Freedom: Climate, Settler Colonialism, and Black Exclusion in the Age of Emancipation is also reviewed.

At the New Books Network Martha Jones speaks about her Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America.  Michael Belgrave discusses his Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864–1885Jennifer Miller introduces her Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960s to 1980sKeith Woodhouse speaks about his The Ecocentrists: A History of Radical EnvironmentalismJerry Gonzales discusses his In Search of the Mexican Beverly Hills: Latino Suburbanization in Postwar Los Angeles.