The American Historical Review 122 (2017), 5

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The American Historical Review 122 (2017), 5
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AHR Forum: Follow the Money: Banking and Finances in the Modern World


“Who Hold the Balance of the World?” Bankers at the Congress of Vienna, and in International History
Glenda Sluga

Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1950s–1970s
Vanessa Ogle

How Americans Give: The Financialization of American Jewish Philanthropy
Lila Corwin Berman

Appreciating Assets: New Directions in the History of Political Economy
Jonathan Levy

AHR Conversation: Walls, Borders, and Boundaries in World History

AHR Conversation: Walls, Borders, and Boundaries in World History
Suzanne Conklin Akbari; Tamar Herzog; Daniel Jütte; Carl Nightingale; William Rankin ...

Featured Reviews

Siep Stuurman. The Invention of Humanity: Equality and Cultural Difference in World History.
Alan T. Wood

W. V. Harris. Roman Power: A Thousand Years of Empire.
Michael Kulikowski

Helmut Reimitz. History, Frankish Identity and the Framing of Western Ethnicity, 550–850.
Geoffrey Koziol

Lyndal Roper. Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet.
Bruce Gordon

Paul E. Lovejoy. Jihād in West Africa during the Age of Revolutions.
John K. Thornton

Tara Zahra. The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World.
Keely Stauter-Halsted

Kim Phillips-Fein. Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics.
Steve Fraser

Reviews of Books


Sonja Luehrmann. Religion in Secular Archives: Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge.
Penelope Papailias

Dipesh Chakrabarty. The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth.
Shukla Sanyal

Noah Shenker. Reframing Holocaust Testimony.
Nicholas Chare


Daniel G. König. Arabic-Islamic Views of the Latin West: Tracing the Emergence of Medieval Europe.
Alex Mallett

Jürgen Kocka. Capitalism: A Short History.
Frank Trentmann

Zara Anishanslin. Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World.
Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor

David Brundage. Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998.
John Day Tully

Albert Monshan Wu. From Christ to Confucius: German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860–1950.
D. E. Mungello

David C. Atkinson. The Burden of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States.
Madeline Y. Hsu

Sung-Eun Choi. Decolonization and the French of Algeria: Bringing the Settler Colony Home.
Jennifer Johnson


Ravi Palat. The Making of an Indian Ocean World-Economy, 1250–1650: Princes, Paddy Fields, and Bazaars.
Patricia Risso

Manan Ahmed Asif. A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia.
Chitralekha Zutshi

Audrey Truschke. Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court.
Jos Gommans

Chandak Sengoopta. The Rays before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India.
Neilesh Bose

Rajesh Rai. Indians in Singapore, 1819–1945: Diaspora in the Colonial Port City.
Stephen Dobbs

Christina Elizabeth Firpo. The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890–1980.
Nguyễn Thị Điểu

Hilde De Weerdt. Information, Territory, and Networks: The Crisis and Maintenance of Empire in Song China.
Mark Halperin

Jonathan Schlesinger. A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule.
Shellen X. Wu

Miriam Gross. Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao’s Campaign to Deworm China.
Michael Shiyung Liu

Frank Dikötter. The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962–1976.
Richard King

Ralph A. Thaxton Jr. Force and Contention in Contemporary China: Memory and Resistance in the Long Shadow of the Catastrophic Past.
Matthew D. Johnson

Su-kyoung Hwang. Korea’s Grievous War.
Kyung Moon Hwang

Noriko Kawamura. Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War.
Franziska Seraphim

Kerry Ross. Photography for Everyone: The Cultural Lives of Cameras and Consumers in Early Twentieth-Century Japan.
Morris Low

Oceania and the Pacific Islands

Liz Conor. Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women.
Grace Karskens

Miranda Johnson. The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State.
Barry Morris

Tracey Banivanua Mar. Decolonisation and the Pacific: Indigenous Globalisation and the Ends of Empire.
Miranda Johnson

Canada and the United States

Lisa J. M. Poirier. Religion, Gender, and Kinship in Colonial New France.
Erik R. Seeman

Kurt Korneski. Conflicted Colony: Critical Episodes in Nineteenth-Century Newfoundland and Labrador.
Raymond B. Blake

Orest T. Martynowych. Ukrainians in Canada: The Interwar Years, Book 1: Social Structure, Religious Institutions, and Mass Organizations.
Bastian A. Vollmer

Donald Worster. Shrinking the Earth: The Rise and Decline of American Abundance.
Philip Garone

Anya Zilberstein. A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America.
John L. Brooke

Ann Marie Plane. Dreams and the Invisible World in Colonial New England: Indians, Colonists, and the Seventeenth Century.
Richard A. Bailey

Ann M. Little. The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright.
Ava Chamberlain

Claudio Saunt. West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776.
Kathleen DuVal

Laurent DuBois. The Banjo: America’s African Instrument.
Charles L. Hughes

Timothy S. Huebner. Liberty and Union: The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism.
Xi Wang

Gergely Baics. Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790–1860.
Jeffrey M. Pilcher

David S. Brown. Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics, from the Founding to Today.
Gary Donaldson

Christopher D. Haveman. Rivers of Sand: Creek Indian Emigration, Relocation, and Ethnic Cleansing in the American South.
Andrew Denson

Laurel Clark Shire. The Threshold of Manifest Destiny: Gender and National Expansion in Florida.
Honor Sachs

Alfred L. Brophy. University, Court, and Slave: Pro-Slavery Thought in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War.
J. Brent Morris

Diane Smith. Yellowstone and the Smithsonian: Centers of Wildlife Conservation.
James R. Skillen

Andrea L. Turpin. A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837–1917.
Carol K. Coburn

Marne L. Campbell. Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850–1917.
Herbert G. Ruffin, II

Timothy Paul Bowman. Blood Oranges: Colonialism and Agriculture in the South Texas Borderlands.
Linda B. Hall

Susanna L. Blumenthal. Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture.
H. Robert Baker

J. Samaine Lockwood. Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism.
Amanda Frisken

Joan Quigley. Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital.
Patricia A. Schechter

Edward J. Balleisen. Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff.
Rowena Olegario

Ocean Howell. Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco.
Nancy H. Kwak

Micki McElya. The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery.
Caroline E. Janney

Douglas C. Baynton. Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics.
Audra Jennings

Karen R. Jones. Epiphany in the Wilderness: Hunting, Nature, and Performance in the Nineteenth-Century American West; Frank Van Nuys. Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West.
Kurk Dorsey

Dan Flores. Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History; Michael D. Wise. Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies.
Julie Courtwright

Erik Loomis. Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests.
Douglas C. Sackman

Daniel E. Bender. The Animal Game: Searching for Wildness at the American Zoo.
Jesse C. Donahue

Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer. Media Nation: The Political History of News in Modern America.
Charles L. Ponce de Leon

Todd M. Michney. Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900–1980.
Victoria W. Wolcott

Jason Reid. Get out of My Room! A History of Teen Bedrooms in America.
Carly A. Kocurek

Richard R. John and Kim Phillips-Fein, editors. Capital Gains: Business and Politics in Twentieth-Century America.
Edward Balleisen

Gregory Wood. Clearing the Air: The Rise and Fall of Smoking in the Workplace.
Pamela E. Pennock

Betty Livingston Adams. Black Women’s Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb.
Cherisse Jones-Branch

Cara Lea Burnidge. A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order.
Mark E. Benbow

Nancy K. Berlage. Farmers Helping Farmers: The Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus, 1914–1935.
Brian Q. Cannon

Michael G. Thompson. For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War.
Anna Su

Daniel Amsterdam. Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen’s Campaign for a Civic Welfare State.
Gavin Wright

Catherine A. Stewart. Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers’ Project.
Scott E. Casper

Michael A. McCarthy. Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal.
Robert E. Wright

Steven P. Remy. The Malmedy Massacre: The War Crimes Trial Controversy.
Christopher Dillon

Bryan L. McDonald. Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System.
Deborah Fitzgerald

Anne M. Blankenship. Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II.
Karen M. Inouye

Karen M. Inouye. The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration.
Alice Yang

Jerald Podair. City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles.
Jon C. Teaford

Susan L. Smith. Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United States.
Edwin A. Martini

Arissa H. Oh. To Save the Children of Korea: The Cold War Origins of International Adoption.
SooJin Pate

Jason C. Parker. Hearts, Minds, Voices: U.S. Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World.
Joseph M. Siracusa

Brian D. Goldstein. The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle over Harlem.
Tracy Neumann

Kevin M. Boylan. Losing Binh Dinh: The Failure of Pacification and Vietnamization, 1969–1971.
Gregory A. Daddis

Stacie Taranto. Kitchen Table Politics: Conservative Women and Family Values in New York.
June Melby Benowitz

Marjorie J. Spruill. Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics.
Susan M. Hartmann

Charles W. Eagles. Civil Rights, Culture Wars: The Fight over a Mississippi Textbook.
Carl R. Weinberg

Darren Frederick Speece. Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics.
Neil M. Maher

Caribbean and Latin America

Miriam Melton -Villanueva. The Aztecs at Independence: Nahua Culture Makers in Central Mexico, 1799–1832.
Yanna Yannakakis

John Lear. Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908–1940.
Michael David Snodgrass

Amelia M. Kiddle. Mexico’s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era.
Alan Knight

Luis Martínez-Fernández. Revolutionary Cuba: A History.
Kirwin Shaffer

Devyn Spence Benson. Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution.
Karen Y. Morrison

Trevor Burnard and John Garrigus. The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica.
Colleen A. Vasconcellos

Philippe Girard. Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life.
Ronald Angelo Johnson

Anne Eller. We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom.
Milagros Ricourt

Kristen Stromberg Childers. Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean.
Jean M. Hébrard

Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim. Nationalist Heroines: Puerto Rican Women History Forgot, 1930s–1950s.
Isabel Córdova

Raymond B. Craib. The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile.Patrick Barr-Melej
Mary C. Karasch. Before Brasília: Frontier Life in Central Brazil.
Celso Thomas Castilho

Europe: Ancient and Medieval

Andrew T. Alwine. Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens.
Edward M. Harris

Tom Turpie. Kind Neighbours: Scottish Saints and Society in the Later Middle Ages.
Michael Brown

N. J. Higham. Ecgfrith: King of the Northumbrians, High-King of Britain.
Alex Woolf

Donald S. Prudlo. Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church.
Mary Stroll

Mike Carr. Merchant Crusaders in the Aegean, 1291–1352.
Nikolaos G. Chrissis

Europe: Early Modern and Modern

Kathryn A. Edwards, editor. Everyday Magic in Early Modern Europe.
Frank Klaassen

George Makari. Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind.
Anton M. Matytsin

Stephen Gaukroger. The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739–1841.
J. B. Shank

Bo Stråth. Europe’s Utopias of Peace: 1815, 1919, 1951.
David Wetzel

Alexander Karn. Amending the Past: Europe’s Holocaust Commissions and the Right to History.
Greg Burgess

Elizabeth Buettner. Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture.
Marc Matera

John M. Collins. Martial Law and English Laws, c. 1500–c. 1700.
David Edwards

Peter Elmer. Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England.
Marion Gibson

David Hitchcock. Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650–1750.
Eleanor Hubbard

Timothy Campbell. Historical Style: Fashion and the New Mode of History, 1740–1830.
David Kuchta

Peter Thorsheim. Waste into Weapons: Recycling in Britain during the Second World War.
Chris Pearson

Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon. Continental Drift: Britain and Europe from the End of Empire to the Rise of Euroscepticism.
David Coates

Thomas O’Connor. Irish Voices from the Spanish Inquisition: Migrants, Converts, and Brokers in Early Modern Iberia.
Kimberly Lynn

Sabine Arnaud. On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820.
Lianne McTavish

Lester K. Little. Indispensable Immigrants: The Wine Porters of Northern Italy and Their Saint, 1200–1800.
Andrea Caracausi

Elizabeth Casteen. From She-Wolf to Martyr: The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples.
Serena Ferente

Nicholas A. Eckstein. Painted Glories: The Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence.
Loren Partridge

Holly S. Hurlburt. Daughter of Venice: Caterina Corner; Queen of Cyprus and Woman of the Renaissance.
Daria Perocco

Sarah Gwyneth Ross. Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice.
Stephen Bowd

Fabrizio D’Avenia. La Chiesa del re: Monarchia e Papato nella Sicilia spagnola (secc. XVI–XVII).
Miles Pattenden

Robert Mallett. Mussolini in Ethiopia, 1919–1935: The Origins of Fascist Italy’s African War.
G. Bruce Strang

Anna Tonelli. Gli irregolari: Amori comunisti al tempo della Guerra fredda.
Molly Tambor

Giovanni Mario Ceci. Il terrorismo italiano: Storia di un dibattito.
Richard Drake

Alessio Ponzio. Shaping the New Man: Youth Training Regimes in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.
Benjamin G. Martin

Ulinka Rublack. The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler’s Fight for His Mother.
Alisha Rankin

Alan S. Ross. Daum’s Boys: Schools and the Republic of Letters in Early Modern Germany.
Joel F. Harrington

Sarah L. Leonard. Fragile Minds and Vulnerable Souls: The Matter of Obscenity in Nineteenth-Century Germany.
Gideon Reuveni

Frank Usbeck. Fellow Tribesmen: The Image of Native Americans, National Identity, and Nazi Ideology in Germany.
Kurt E. Kinbacher

Brian K. Feltman. The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond.
Heather R. Perry

Stefanie Fischer. Ökonomisches Vertrauen und antisemitische Gewalt: Jüdische Viehhändler in Mittelfranken, 1919–1939.
Moshe Zimmermann

Alex J. Kay. The Making of an SS Killer: The Life of Colonel Alfred Filbert, 1905–1990.
Peter Black

Arne Hassing. Church Resistance to Nazism in Norway, 1940–1945.
Patrick Bernhard

Nicholas J. Schlosser. Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany.
Arnd Bauerkämper

Cornelius Torp. Gerechtigkeit im Wohlfahrtsstaat: Alter und Alterssicherung in Deutschland und Großbritannien von 1945 bis heute.
Alfred C. Mierzejewski

Maren Röger. Kriegsbeziehungen: Intimität, Gewalt und Prostitution im besetzten Polen 1939 bis 1945.
Jan Claas Behrends

Erika Monahan. The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia.Kwangmin Kim
Peter Whitewood. The Red Army and the Great Terror: Stalin’s Purge of the Soviet Military.
Alexander Hill

Middle East and Northern Africa

Michael Philip Penn. Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World.
Christopher MacEvitt

Sean McMeekin. The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908–1923.
Ryan Gingeras

Sub-Saharan Africa

Leslie James. George Padmore and Decolonization from Below: Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire.
Christopher J. Lee

Abdullahi Sara. Kenya at a Crossroads: Administration and Economy under Sir Percy Girouard, 1909–1912.
W. O. Maloba

Emily S. Burrill. States of Marriage: Gender, Justice, and Rights in Colonial Mali.
Martin A. Klein

Ch. Didier Gondola. Tropical Cowboys: Westerns, Violence, and Masculinity in Kinshasa.
Peter Geschiere

Collected Essays


Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Nicole Jerr, editors. The Scaffolding of Sovereignty: Global and Aesthetic Perspectives on the History of a Concept.Lorraine Daston, editor. Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures.


Alan Karras and Laura J. Mitchell, editors. Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley.

Carin Berkowitz and Bernard Lightman, editors. Science Museums in Transition: Cultures of Display in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America.

James R. Akerman, editor. Decolonizing the Map: Cartography from Colony to Nation.

Canada and the United States

Patrick Griffin, editor. Experiencing Empire: Power, People, and Revolution in Early America.

Timothy Alan Garrison and Greg O’Brien, editors. The Native South: New Histories and Enduring Legacies.

Erica Rhodes Hayden and Theresa R. Jach, editors. Incarcerated Women: A History of Struggles, Oppression, and Resistance in American Prisons.

Joel Isaac, James T. Kloppenberg, Michael O’Brien and Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, editors. The Worlds of American Intellectual History.

Rosemary Feurer and Chad Pearson, editors. Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism.

Thomas W. Zeiler, David K. Ekbladh, and Benjamin C. Montoya, editors. Beyond 1917: The United States and the Global Legacies of the Great War.

Andrew Finstuen, Grant Wacker, and Anne Blue Wills, editors. Billy Graham: American Pilgrim.

Caribbean and Latin America

Akira Saito and Claudia Rosas Lauro, editors. Reducciones: La concentración forzada de las éoblaciones indígenas en el Virreinato del Perú.

Stephen J. C. Andes and Julia G. Young, editors. Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in Latin America from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II.

Sonia E. Alvarez, Jeffrey W. Rubin, Millie Thayer, Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Agustín Laó-Montes, editors. Beyond Civil Society: Activism, Participation, and Protest in Latin America.

Europe: Early Modern and Modern

Helmut Puff, Ulrike Strasser, and Christopher Wild, editors. Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond.

Tony Brenton, editor. Was Revolution Inevitable? Turning Points of the Russian Revolution.

Wolfgang Schmale and Christopher Treiblmayr, editors. Human Rights Leagues in Europe (1898–2016).

Javier Moreno-Luzón and Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, editors. Metaphors of Spain: Representations of Spanish National Identity in the Twentieth Century.

Michael David-Fox, editor. The Soviet Gulag: Evidence, Interpretation, and Comparison.

Mark J. Crowley and Sandra Trudgen Dawson, editors. Home Fronts: Britain and the Empire at War, 1939–45.

Juliane Fürst and Josie McLellan, editors. Dropping Out of Socialism: The Creation of Alternative Spheres in the Soviet Bloc.

Oliver Bange and Poul Villaume, editors. The Long Détente: Changing Concepts of Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1950s–1980s.

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