Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday Book Review Roundup

Eric Foner reviews David Blight's Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom for The Nation.  Also in The Nation is Michael Kazin's review of Arnold Offner's Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country.

The New York Review of Books carries a review of Allan J. Lichtman's The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present.

Jill Lepore's These Truths: A History of the United States is reviewed at the New Statesman. An interview with Lepore has also been posted at The Nation.

Rana Hogarth's Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840 is reviewed at Book and Ideas.

In The New York Review of Books is an essay by Annette Gordon-Reed in which she reviews To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice by Michael K. Honey, Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours by Joseph Rosenbloom, The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by Jason Sokol, The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr, and To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr., edited by Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry.

Phil A. Neel's Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict is reviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books.  Also reviewed at LARB is Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi by Dan Healey.

Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic: Atheists in American Public Life by R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick is reviewed in The New Yorker.

At Marginalia Review of Books is a review of Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture by Eric Calderwood.

At the New Books Network, Stefan M. Bradley speaks about his Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy LeagueChloe Thurston discusses her At the Boundaries of Homeownership Credit, Discrimination, and the American State.

Joanne Freeman's The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War is reviewed in The Nation and The New Republic.