The American Historical Review 122 (2017), 1

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The American Historical Review 122 (2017), 1
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Table of Contents

AHA Presidential Address

Inequality: Historical and Disciplinary Approaches
Patrick Manning


History in the Dungeon: Atlantic Slavery and the Spirit of Capitalism in Cape Coast Castle, Ghana
History in the Dungeon
Andrew Apter

To Coddle and Caress These Great Capitalists: Eastern Money, Frontier Populism, and the Politics of Market-Making in the American West
To Coddle and Caress These Great Capitalists
Noam Maggor

The Quest for an "Indigenous Church": German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Indigenization Debates of the 1920s
The Quest for an "Indigenous Church"
Albert Monshan Wu

Digital History Review Essay

Thematic Digital History Archives and Their Wicked Problems: China, America and the Pacific
Thematic Digital History Archives and Their Wicked Problems
Eileen Scully

Featured Reviews

Renaud Morieux. The Channel: England, France, and the Construction of a Maritime Border in the Eighteenth Century.
David Andress

Matthew H. Sommer. Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions.
Joan Judge

Elena I. Campbell. The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governance. Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli. Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy. Mustafa Tuna. Imperial Russia's Muslims: Islam, Empire, and European Modernity, 1788–1914.
Vladimir Bobrovnikov

Antoinette Burton. The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism.
Jonathan Saha

Gregory P. Downs. After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War.
David M. Edelstein

Mark R. Stoll. Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism.
David S. Bovée

Nikolaus Wachsmann. KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps.
Harold Marcuse

Nayoung Aimee Kwon. Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan.
Alexis Dudden

Reviews of Books


Ronald R. Kline. The Cybernetics Moment: Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age.
James W. Cortada


Palmira Brummett. Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean.
Sean Roberts

Saliha Belmessous, editor. Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600–1900.
Josep M. Fradera

Jonathan Eacott. Selling Empire: India in the Making of Britain and America, 1600–1830.
Ashli White

Edward Dallam Melillo. Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection.
John Ryan Fischer

Gerald Horne. Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic.
James Alexander Dun

Simone M. Müller. Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks.
Daniel Headrick

John Slight. The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865–1956.
Christian Tripodi

Mark Hampton. Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945–97.
Tanja Bueltmann

Tanisha C. Ford. Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul.
Lynn M. Thomas

Prasenjit Duara. The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future.
Rajeev Bhargava


Ayesha Jalal. The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics. Aqil Shah. The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan.
Markus Daechsel

Nanxiu Qian. Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform.
Shengqing Wu

Lisa Tran. Concubines in Court: Marriage and Monogamy in Twentieth-Century China.
Angelina Chin

Joan Judge. Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press.
Tani Barlow

Toby Lincoln. Urbanizing China in War and Peace: The Case of Wuxi County.
Michael Tsin

Micah S. Muscolino. The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938–1950.
David A. Bello

Nara Dillon. Radical Inequalities: China's Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative Perspective.
Karl Gerth

Martina Deuchler. Under the Ancestors' Eyes: Kinship, Status, and Locality in Premodern Korea.
Evelyn S. Rawski

Federico Marcon. The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan.
W. Puck Brecher

Canada and the United States

Gregory Evans Dowd. Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier.
Philip Levy

Margaret Ellen Newell. Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery.
Ann Marie Plane

Benjamin C. Ray. Satan and Salem: The Witch-Hunt Crisis of 1692.
Sarah Rivett

James Van Horn Melton. Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier.
S. Scott Rohrer

Len Travers. Hodges' Scout: A Lost Patrol of the French and Indian War.
Timothy J. Shannon

Carla J. Mulford. Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire.
Nathan R. Kozuskanich

Clement Fatovic. America's Founding and the Struggle over Economic Inequality.
Edward G. Gray

Nathan Perl-Rosenthal. Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution.
Matthew Taylor Raffety

Kunal M. Parker. Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600–2000.
Nancy L. Green

Catherine L. Thompson. Patient Expectations: How Economics, Religion, and Malpractice Shaped Therapeutics in Early America.
Matthew Warner Osborn

Eberhard L. Faber. Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America.
George Edward Milne

Manisha Sinha. The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition.
James J. Gigantino, II

Carl A. Zimring. Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States.
Robert Gioielli

Lucy Maddox. The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping.
Steven Lubet

William B. Kurtz. Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America.
Steven M. Avella

Dawn E. Duensing. Hawai'i's Scenic Roads: Paving the Way for Tourism in the Islands.
Owen Gutfreund

John M. Rhea. A Field of Their Own: Women and American Indian History, 1830–1941.
Katherine M. B. Osburn

David W. Grua. Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory.
Gary Clayton Anderson

Dominique Brégent-Heald. Borderland Films: American Cinema, Mexico, and Canada during the Progressive Era.
Pennee Bender

Sara Moslener. Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence.
Leah Payne

Alison Collis Greene. No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta.
Kenneth J. Heineman

Jefferson Cowie. The Great Exception: The New Deal and the Limits of American Politics.
Wendy L. Wall

Anna Su. Exporting Freedom: Religious Liberty and American Power.
Robert Joustra

Sarah Ellen Graham. Culture and Propaganda: The Progressive Origins of American Public Diplomacy, 1936–1953.
Jon Davidann

Adam Laats. The Other School Reformers: Conservative Activism in American Education.
Emily E. Straus

Tula A. Connell. Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee.
John McCarthy

Traci Brynne Voyles. Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country.
Samuel R. Cook

James Robert Allison III. Sovereignty for Survival: American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination.
Kathleen P. Chamberlain

Robert P. Marzec. Militarizing the Environment: Climate Change and the Security State.
Joshua Howe

Robin O'Sullivan. American Organic: A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Shopping, and Eating.
Adam D. Shprintzen

Benjamin Looker. A Nation of Neighborhoods: Imagining Cities, Communities, and Democracy in Postwar America.
Patricia Mooney-Melvin

Nancy H. Kwak. A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid.
Annemarie Sammartino

Sönke Kunkel. Empire of Pictures: Global Media and the 1960s Remaking of American Foreign Policy. John A. Thompson. A Sense of Power: The Roots of America's Global Role.
David C. Hendrickson

Larry Blomstedt. Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War.
Steven Casey

Gregory M. Tomlin. Murrow's Cold War: Public Diplomacy for the Kennedy Administration.
Philip Seib

Meredith Oyen. The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War.
Xiaojian Zhao

Jessica Elkind. Aid under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War.
James M. Carter

Thomas M. Grace. Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties.
John McMillian

Johannes Kadura. The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America's Exit from Vietnam.
Jeremi Suri

James R. Stocker. Spheres of Intervention: US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967–1976.
Nigel Ashton

Krister Swanson. Baseball's Power Shift: How the Players Union, the Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture.
Roger I. Abrams

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland. James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement.
Eric Arnesen

Maarten Zwiers. Senator James Eastland: Mississippi's Jim Crow Democrat.
Jeff Frederick

Devery S. Anderson. Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement.
Harriet Pollack

Sherie M. Randolph. Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical.
Julie Gallagher

Ansley T. Erickson. Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits.
Raymond Wolters

Kenneth Robert Janken. The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s.
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Dell Upton. What Can and Can't Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South.
Glenn T. Eskew

Seth Dowland. Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right.
Steven P. Miller

Heather R. White. Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights.
Amy DeRogatis

Kristen Hogan. The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability.
Ellen Messer-Davidow

Chloe E. Taft. From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City.
David G. Schwartz

Caribbean and Latin America

Eric D. Duke. Building a Nation: Caribbean Federation in the Black Diaspora.
Nathalie Dessens

Patrick Iber. Neither Peace nor Freedom: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America.
Kevin Coleman

William E. French. The Heart in the Glass Jar: Love Letters, Bodies, and the Law in Mexico.
José Antonio Aguilar Rivera

Gladys I. McCormick. The Logic of Compromise in Mexico: How the Countryside Was Key to the Emergence of Authoritarianism.
Tanalís Padilla

Martha Few. For All of Humanity: Mesoamerican and Colonial Medicine in Enlightenment Guatemala.
Paula De Vos

Nicholas A. Robins. Of Love and Loathing: Marital Life, Strife, and Intimacy in the Colonial Andes, 1750–1825.
Paulina Numhauser

Sarah C. Chambers. Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation.
Guiomar Dueñas Vargas

Rafael Marquese, Tâmis Parron, and Márcia Berbel. Slavery and Politics: Brazil and Cuba, 1790–1850.
Mieko Nishida

Durval Munizde Albuquerque Jr. The Invention of the Brazilian Northeast.
Dain Borges

Europe: Ancient and Medieval

Benjamin Straumann. Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution.
Malcolm Schofield

David Potter. Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint.
Michael Whitby

M. T. G. Humphreys. Law, Power, and Imperial Ideology in the Iconoclast Era, c.680–850.
Marie-France Auzépy

Jennifer R. Davis. Charlemagne's Practice of Empire.
Simon Coupland

D. L. d'Avray. Papacy, Monarchy and Marriage, 860–1600.
Uta-Renate Blumenthal

George Molyneaux. The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century.
Ann Williams

Steven Vanderputten. Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform.
Julia Barrow

Kathryn Hurlock and Paul Oldfield, editors. Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World.
Jay Rubenstein

Thomas Foerster, editor. Godfrey of Viterbo and His Readers: Imperial Tradition and Universal History in Late Medieval Europe.
John B. Freed

David M. Perry. Sacred Plunder: Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade.
Holger A. Klein

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski. The Strange Case of Ermine de Reims: A Medieval Woman between Demons and Saints.
Peter Dinzelbacher

Patrick Lantschner. The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370–1440.
Martha Howell

Mary Carruthers. The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages.
C. Stephen Jaeger

Patrick Baker. Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirror. Brian Jeffrey Maxson. The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence.
George McClure

Robert Frost. The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania, Volume 1: The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385–1569.
Przemysław Wiszewski

Lawrence G. Duggan. Armsbearing and the Clergy in the History and Canon Law of Western Christianity.
Craig M. Nakashian

Europe: Early Modern and Modern

Patrick Pasture. Imagining European Unity since 1000 AD.
Randall Lesaffer

Elizabeth Yale. Sociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain.
Brian Cowan

Aaron Graham. Corruption, Party, and Government in Britain, 1702–1713.
David Lemmings

Michael Brown. The Irish Enlightenment.
Jonathan Israel

Robert Zaretsky. Boswell's Enlightenment.
Anna Plassart

Kate Smith. Material Goods, Moving Hands: Perceiving Production in England, 1700–1830.
Stacey Sloboda

Caroline Shaw. Britannia's Embrace: Modern Humanitarianism and the Imperial Origins of Refugee Relief.
Michelle Tusan

Dean Pavlakis. British Humanitarianism and the Congo Reform Movement, 1896–1913.
Matthew G. Stanard

Tom Crook. Governing Systems: Modernity and the Making of Public Health in England, 1830–1910.
John Broich

Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson. Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District.
Gill G. Cockram

Ronan Fanning. Éamon de Valera: A Will to Power.
David Fitzpatrick

Michal Shapira. The War Inside: Psychoanalysis, Total War, and the Making of the Democratic Self in Postwar Britain.
Erik Linstrum

Mary E. Daly. Sixties Ireland: Reshaping the Economy, State and Society, 1957–1973.
Brian Girvin

Thomas Hennessey. The First Northern Ireland Peace Process: Power-Sharing, Sunningdale and the IRA Ceasefires, 1972–76.
Shaun McDaid

Jonathan Dewald. Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France: The Rohan Family, 1550–1715.
Charles Lipp

Anita Guerrini. The Courtiers' Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV's Paris.
Kathryn A. Hoffmann

Patrice Gueniffey. Bonaparte: 1769–1802.
Alexander Grab

Robert D. Priest. The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France.
Jan Goldstein

Dana Simmons. Vital Minimum: Need, Science, and Politics in Modern France.
Gilles Postel-Vinay

Barbara H. Stein and Stanley J. Stein. Crisis in an Atlantic Empire: Spain and New Spain, 1808–1810.
Scott Eastman

Xabier Irujo. Gernika, 1937: The Market Day Massacre.
Ian Patterson

Edin Hajdarpasic. Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914.
Frederick Anscombe

John Deak. Forging a Multinational State: State Making in Imperial Austria from the Enlightenment to the First World War.
Rita Krueger

Mark Cornwall and John Paul Newman, editors. Sacrifice and Rebirth: The Legacy of the Last Habsburg War.
Edin Hajdarpasic

Andrew Wackerfuss. Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement.
Laurie Marhoefer

Laurie Marhoefer. Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis.
Andrew Wackerfuss

Glenn Dynner. Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland.
Rachel L. Greenblatt

Wendy Z. Goldman and Donald Filtzer, editors. Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union during World War II.
Larry E. Holmes

Patryk Babiracki. Soviet Soft Power in Poland: Culture and the Making of Stalin's New Empire, 1943–1957.
Alexey Tikhomirov

Aleksei Tikhomirov. "Luchshii drug nemetskogo naroda": Kul't Stalina v Vostochnoi Germanii (1945–1961).
Sean Brennan

Edward Cohn. The High Title of a Communist: Postwar Party Discipline and the Values of the Soviet Regime.
Christine Varga-Harris

Middle East and Northern Africa

David N. Yaghoubian. Ethnicity, Identity, and the Development of Nationalism in Iran.
Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

Matthew S. Hopper. Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire.
Ehud R. Toledano

Nadav Samin. Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia.
Paul Dresch

Daisuke Igarashi. Land Tenure, Fiscal Policy, and Imperial Power in Medieval Syro-Egypt.
Bethany J. Walker

Jeffrey James Byrne. Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization, and the Third World Order.
Sung-eun Choi

Ronald A. Messier and James A. Miller. The Last Civilized Place: Sijilmasa and Its Saharan Destiny.
Susan Gilson Miller

Henri Lauzière. The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century.
Etty Terem

Sub-Saharan Africa

Robert M. Baum. West Africa's Women of God: Alinesitoué and the Diola Prophetic Tradition.
John H. Hanson

Walter C. Rucker. Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power.
Mariana P. Candido

Carina E. Ray. Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana.
Edna G. Bay

Sana Aiyar. Indians in Kenya: The Politics of Diaspora.
Bill Freund

Priya Lal. African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania: Between the Village and the World.
Gregory H. Maddox

Angela Thompsell. Hunting Africa: British Sport, African Knowledge and the Nature of Empire.
Precious McKenzie

Collected Essays


Joyce E. Chaplin and Darrin M. McMahon, editors.
Genealogies of Genius.

Arne Jarrick, Janken Myrdal, and Maria Wallenberg Bondesson, editors.
Methods in World History: A Critical Approach.

Paolo Pombeni, editor.
The Historiography of Transition: Critical Phases in the Development of Modernity (1494–1973).


John Abromeit, Bridget María Chesterton, Gary Marotta, and York Norman, editors.
Transformations of Populism in Europe and the Americas: History and Recent Tendencies.

Kristin Celello and Hanan Kholoussy, editors.
Domestic Tensions, National Anxieties: Global Perspectives on Marriage, Crisis, and Nation.

Joanne Miyang Cho, Lee M. Roberts, and Christian W. Spang, editors.
Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan: Perceptions of Partnership in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy, editors.
American Studies Encounters the Middle East.

Philip Misevich and Kristin Mann, editors.
The Rise and Demise of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World.

Ittai Weinryb, editor.
Ex Voto: Votive Giving across Cultures.


Ramnarayan S. Rawat and K. Satyanarayana, editors.
Dalit Studies.

Ronit Ricci, editor.
Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration.

Canada and the United States

A. J. Aiséirithe and Donald Yacovone, editors.
Wendell Phillips, Social Justice, and the Power of the Past.

Jennifer Brier, Jim Downs, and Jennifer L. Morgan, editors.
Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America.

Thomas Peace and Kathryn Magee Labelle, editors.
From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migrations, and Resilience, 1650–1900.

Stephen Skowronek, Stephen M. Engel, and Bruce Ackerman, editors.
The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State.

Europe: Ancient and Medieval

Werner Riess and Garrett G. Fagan, editors.
The Topography of Violence in the Greco-Roman World.

Antonio Sennis, editor.
Cathars in Question.

Europe: Early Modern and Modern

Hugo García, Mercedes Yusta, Xavier Tabet, and Cristina Clímaco, editors.
Rethinking Antifascism: History, Memory and Politics, 1922 to the Present.

Ariane Leendertz and Wencke Meteling, editors.
Die neue Wirklichkeit: Semantische Neuvermessungen und Politik seit den 1970er-Jahren.

Yvan Loskoutoff, editor.
Les médailles de Louis XIV et leur livre.

Lisa Pine, editor.
Life and Times in Nazi Germany.

Jonas Scherner and Eugene N. White, editors.
Paying for Hitler's War: The Consequences of Nazi Hegemony for Europe.

Silvana Seidel Menchi, editor.
Marriage in Europe, 1400–1800.

Nathan Stoltzfus and Birgit Maier-Katkin, editors.
Protest in Hitler's "National Community": Popular Unrest and the Nazi Response.

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, editor.
Whose Memory? Which Future? Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe.

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Other Books Received

Digital Primary Sources



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