Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Book Review Roundup

This week there's a wonderful range of reviews of interest for legal historians:

In the London Review of Books is a review of Daniel Livesay's Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833.

Kelly Lytle Hernadez's City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965 is reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

At Books and Ideas is a review of Rogers Brubaker's Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities.

At the New Books Network, William Kuby speaks about his Conjugal Misconduct: Defying Marriage Law in the Twentieth-Century United StatesClayton Nall discusses his The Road to Inequality: How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermine CitiesPekka Hamalained talks about his The Comanche Empire.  At The Nation is an interview with Martin Duberman.

Paul Finkelman's Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court is reviewed in The Federal Lawyer.

At NPR is an interview with Dan Kaufman about his The Fall of Wisconsin The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.

Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna by Edith Sheffer is reviewed in The New York Review of Books.

In The Washington Post is a review of The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic by Benjamin Carter Hett.

Patricia Willian reviews Molly Ladd Taylor's Fixing the Poor: Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century and Scott W. Stern's The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison "Promiscuous" Women in the Times Literary Supplement.

Finally, in the New Yorker, the historian Allyson Hobbs and the journalist Nell Freudenberger reflect on their trip to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice.