The American Historical Review 123 (2018), 2

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The American Historical Review 123 (2018), 2
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Washington DC [u.a.] 2018: Selbstverlag des Herausgebers
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In This Issue

In This Issue

From the Editor’s Desk

From the Editor’s Desk: The Perils of Peer Review

Review Essays

The Geopolitics of Mobility: Immigration Policy and American Global Power in the Long Twentieth Century
Paul A. Kramer

Historicizing North Korea: State Socialism, Population Mobility, and Cold War Historiography
Andre Schmid


Staging an Empire: An Ottoman Circumcision Ceremony as Cultural Performance
Kaya Şahin

Charity and the End of Empire: British Non-Governmental Organizations, Africa, and International Development in the 1960s
Matthew Hilton

AHR Reappraisal

Thinking the Nation: Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, by Benedict Anderson
Max Bergholz

Film Reviews

Gregg Mitman and Sarita Siegel, dirs. The Land beneath Our Feet.
Ibrahim Sundiata

Licínio Azevedo, dir. The Train of Salt and Sugar [Comboio de Sal e Açucar].
Eric Allina

Vincent Moloi, dir. Skulls of My People.
Heike Becker

Daryne Joshua, dir. Call Me Thief [Noem My Skollie].
Sean Jacobs

Featured Reviews

Holger Hoock. Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth.
Virginia DeJohn Anderson

Louis S. Warren. God’s Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America.
David W. Grua

Yuri Slezkine. The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution.
David L. Hoffmann

William Rankin. After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century.
Joseph Masco

Reviews of Books


Ross Wilson. The Language of the Past.
Marek Tamm

Martin Meisel. Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art, Science.
Keith Tribe

Henry Rousso. The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary.
Aviezer Tucker

Enzo Traverso. Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory.
Warren Breckman

Steven G. Marks. The Information Nexus: Global Capitalism from the Renaissance to the Present.
Jan de Vries


Mark Sedgwick. Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age.
Alexander Knysh

Rachael Ball. Treating the Public: Charitable Theater and Civic Health in the Early Modern Atlantic World.
Clinton D. Young

Pierre Force. Wealth and Disaster: Atlantic Migrations from a Pyrenean Town in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
Bernard Moitt

Julie L. Holcomb. Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy.
Kathleen M. Brown

Sara Yael Hirschhorn. City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement.
Marc Dollinger


Anindita Ghosh. Claiming the City: Protest, Crime, and Scandals in Colonial Calcutta, c. 1860–1920.
David A. Johnson

Mrinalini Rajagopalan. Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi.
Prashant Kidambi

Robert J. Antony. Unruly People: Crime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China.
Dian Murray

Seunghyun Han. After the Prosperous Age: State and Elites in Early Nineteenth-Century Suzhou.
R. Bin Wong

Johanna S. Ransmeier. Sold People: Traffickers and Family Life in North China.
Michelle T. King

Kristin Stapleton. Fact in Fiction: 1920s China and Ba Jin’s Family.

Diana Lary
Tamara Loos. Bones around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur.
Tomas Larsson

Tuong Vu. Vietnam’s Communist Revolution: The Power and Limits of Ideology.
David Hunt

James R. Rush. Hamka’s Great Story: A Master Writer’s Vision of Islam for Modern Indonesia.
Greg Fealy

Jennifer L. Gaynor. Intertidal History in Island Southeast Asia: Submerged Genealogy and the Legacy of Coastal Capture.
Timothy P. Barnard

Yoshikune Igarashi. Homecomings: The Belated Return of Japan’s Lost Soldiers.
James Orr

Canada and the United States

Adam Montgomery. The Invisible Injured: Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan.
Tim Cook

Gilles Havard. Histoire des coureurs de bois: Amérique du Nord, 1600–1840.
Tangi Villerbu

Alexander B. Haskell. For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia.
Owen Stanwood

Jessica Yirush Stern. The Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists, and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast.
William L. Ramsey

S. Max Edelson. The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence.
Christopher P. Magra

Rashauna Johnson. Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions.
Jennifer M. Spear

Jane Kamensky. A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley.
Catherine Armstrong

Virginia DeJohn Anderson. The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution.
Ken Miller

Michael J. Klarman. The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution.
Padraig Riley

Kelly Lytle Hernández. City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965.
Jeffrey S. Adler

Joanna Cohen. Luxurious Citizens: The Politics of Consumption in Nineteenth-Century America.
Jennifer Van Horn

Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, editors. Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development.
Sean Adams

Calvin Schermerhorn. The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815–1860.
Brian Schoen

Amalia D. Kessler. Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800–1877.
Joshua Barkan

Lincoln A. Mullen. The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America.
E. Brooks Holifield

Max Perry Mueller. Race and the Making of the Mormon People.
Cardell K. Jacobson

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore. Sweet Freedom’s Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841–1869.
James N. Leiker

Carl Lawrence Paulus. The Slaveholding Crisis: Fear of Insurrection and the Coming of the Civil War.
Gerald Horne

D. H. Dilbeck. A More Civil War: How the Union Waged a Just War.
Howard J. Fuller

Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh. A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War.
Bradley S. Keefer

Lorien Foote. The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy.
Jeffery S. Prushankin

Sharon Romeo. Gender and the Jubilee: Black Freedom and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in Civil War Missouri.
Kenneth Aslakson

Michael A. Ross. The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era.
Glenn McNair

Matthew Christopher Hulbert. The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West.
Heather Fryer

Talitha L. LeFlouria. Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South.
A. Cheree Carlson

Lisa Vox. Existential Threats: American Apocalyptic Beliefs in the Technological Era.
Angela M. Lahr

Dorceta E. Taylor. The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection; Benjamin Heber Johnson. Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation.
David Havlick

Jeffrey S. Gurock. The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community.
Ellen Eisenberg

William Thomas Okie. The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South.
George B. Ellenberg

Ethan Michaeli. The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America: From the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama.
James Ralph

Michael S. Neiberg. The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America.
Allan W. Austin

Stephen R. Porter. Benevolent Empire: U.S. Power, Humanitarianism, and the World’s Dispossessed.
Martha F. Davis

Alice Echols. Shortfall: Family Secrets, Financial Collapse, and a Hidden History of American Banking.
Wyatt Wells

Claudrena N. Harold. New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South.
Charles L. Lumpkins

Laura Weinrib. The Taming of Free Speech: America’s Civil Liberties Compromise.
Rebecca E. Zietlow

Josh Lauer. Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America.
Sarah E. Igo

Joan Malczewski. Building a New Educational State: Foundations, Schools, and the American South.
Ann Short Chirhart

Edith Sparks. Boss Lady: How Three Women Entrepreneurs Built Successful Big Businesses in the Mid-Twentieth Century.
Emily Westkaemper

Andrew M. Busch. City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas.
Jeffrey C. Sanders

Tobin Miller Shearer. Two Weeks Every Summer: Fresh Air Children and the Problem of Race in America.
Ben Keppel

Clifton Hood. In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City’s Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis.
Joseph Varga

Brian Tochterman. The Dying City: Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear; Jamin Creed Rowan. The Sociable City: An American Intellectual Tradition.
Robert Beauregard

Jennifer Helgren. American Girls and Global Responsibility: A New Relation to the World during the Early Cold War.
Jessica M. Frazier

Carter Dalton Lyon. Sanctuaries of Segregation: The Story of the Jackson Church Visit Campaign.
Mark Newman

Kerry Pimblott. Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois.
David P. Cline

Richard Moss. Creating the New Right Ethnic in 1970s America: The Intersection of Anger and Nostalgia.
John J. Bukowczyk

Claire D. Clark. The Recovery Revolution: The Battle over Addiction Treatment in the United States.
Timothy A. Hickman

Timothy J. Minchin. Labor under Fire: A History of the AFL-CIO since 1979.
Andrew E. Kersten

Caribbean and Latin America
Dalia Antonia Muller. Cuban Émigrés and Independence in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf World.
Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof

Joaquín M. Chávez. Poets and Prophets of Resistance: Intellectuals and the Origins of El Salvador’s Civil War.
Molly Todd

Europe: Ancient and Medieval

Paul A. Rahe. The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge; Paul A. Rahe. The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy.
Eric W. Robinson

Thomas E. Strunk. History after Liberty: Tacitus on Tyrants, Sycophants, and Republicans.
Dean Hammer

Youval Rotman. Insanity and Sanctity in Byzantium: The Ambiguity of Religious Experience.
Philip Rousseau

John Howe. Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium.
Michael Frassetto

Rebecca Rist. Popes and Jews, 1095–1291.
Piero Capelli

Suzanne LaVere. Out of the Cloister: Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs, 1100–1250.
Alex J. Novikoff

Susan R. Kramer. Sin, Interiority, and Selfhood in the Twelfth-Century West.
Rob Meens

Bruce M. S. Campbell. The Great Transition: Climate, Disease and Society in the Late-Medieval World.
John Aberth

David Stephenson. Medieval Powys: Kingdom, Principality and Lordships, 1132–1293.
Kathryn Hurlock

Matthew Strickland. Henry the Young King, 1155–1183.
Ralph V. Turner

Europe: Early Modern and Modern

Jared Poley. The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed.
Woodruff D. Smith

Viktoria von Hoffmann. From Gluttony to Enlightenment: The World of Taste in Early Modern Europe.
Jennifer J. Davis

Nicole Reinhardt. Voices of Conscience: Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France.
Jotham Parsons

Cornel Zwierlein. Imperial Unknowns: The French and British in the Mediterranean, 1650–1750.
Nabil Matar

Matthew L. Jones. Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage.
Doron Swade

Jerrold Seigel. Between Cultures: Europe and Its Others in Five Exemplary Lives.
John Warne Monroe

Gareth Dale. Karl Polanyi: A Life on the Left.
Gabriel Söderberg

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell. The Murder of King James I.
Bernard Capp

Christopher Ferguson. An Artisan Intellectual: James Carter and the Rise of Modern Britain, 1792–1853.
Joanna Innes

Erik L. Peterson. The Life Organic: The Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics.
Nick Hopwood

Michiel van Groesen. Amsterdam’s Atlantic: Print Culture and the Making of Dutch Brazil.
Harold J. Cook

Vincent J. Pitts. Embezzlement and High Treason in Louis XIV’s France: The Trial of Nicolas Fouquet; Paul Sonnino. The Search for the Man in the Iron Mask: A Historical Detective Story.
Elizabeth Hyde

Anton M. Matytsin. The Specter of Skepticism in the Age of Enlightenment.
José R. Maia Neto

Meghan K. Roberts. Sentimental Savants: Philosophical Families in Enlightenment France.
David G. Troyansky

Ethan B. Katz. The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France.
Patricia M. E. Lorcin

Andrea Mammone. Transnational Neofascism in France and Italy.
Pablo del Hierro

Brendan Dooley. Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy.
Joyce de Vries

Gregory Hanlon. Italy 1636: Cemetery of Armies.
Guy Rowlands

Simon Lewis Sullam. Giuseppe Mazzini and the Origins of Fascism.
Derek Beales

Martin Mulsow. Enlightenment Underground: Radical Germany, 1680–1720.
Benjamin Redekop

Jan Rüger. Heligoland: Britain, Germany, and the Struggle for the North Sea.
Lawrence Sondhaus

Ralph M. Leck. Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science.
Britta McEwen

John S. Lowry. Big Swords, Jesuits, and Bondelswarts: Wilhelmine Imperialism, Overseas Resistance, and German Political Catholicism, 1897–1906.
David Lindenfeld

David Clay Large. The Grand Spas of Central Europe: A History of Intrigue, Politics, Art, and Healing.
Caitlin E. Murdock

Raz Segal. Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914–1945.
Emil Kerenji

Martha Lampland. The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920–1956.
Małgorzata Mazurek

Sarah Badcock. A Prison without Walls? Eastern Siberian Exile in the Last Years of Tsarism.
Ben Eklof

Kathleen E. Smith. Moscow 1956: The Silenced Spring.
Joshua Rubenstein

Middle East and Northern Africa

Matthew Pierce. Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shiʿism.
Sarah Bowen Savant

Abdurrahman Atçıl. Scholars and Sultans in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire.
Cihan Yüksel Muslu

Jens Hanssen and Max Weiss, editors. Arabic Thought beyond the Liberal Age: Towards an Intellectual History of the Nahda.
Eugene Rogan

Odile Moreau and Stuart Schaar, editors. Subversives and Mavericks in the Muslim Mediterranean: A Subaltern History.
Amal Ghazal

Toufoul Abou-Hodeib. A Taste for Home: The Modern Middle Class in Ottoman Beirut.
Melanie S. Tanielian

Ali Mirsepassi. Transnationalism in Iranian Political Thought: The Life and Times of Ahmad Fardid.
Afshin Matin-Asgari

Sub-Saharan Africa

Nancy J. Jacobs. Birders of Africa: History of a Network.
James C. McCann

Olufemi Vaughan. Religion and the Making of Nigeria.
Barbara M. Cooper

Collected Essays


John H. Arnold, Matthew Hilton, and Jan Rüger, editors. History after Hobsbawm: Writing the Past for the Twenty-First Century.


Lauren Benton, Adam Clulow, and Bain Attwood, editors. Protection and Empire: A Global History.

Gareth Austin, editor. Economic Development and Environmental History in the Anthropocene: Perspectives on Asia and Africa.

Sterling Evans, editor. Farming across Borders: A Transnational History of the North American West.

Constance Bantman and Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva, editors. The Foreign Political Press in Nineteenth-Century London: Politics from a Distance.

Julia Moses, editor. Marriage, Law and Modernity: Global Histories.

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz and Nancy H. Kwak, editors. Making Cities Global: The Transnational Turn in Urban History.


Michael Laffan, editor. Belonging across the Bay of Bengal: Religious Rites, Colonial Migrations, National Rights.

Canada and the United States

Andrew K. Frank and A. Glenn Crothers, editors. Borderland Narratives: Negotiation and Accommodation in North America’s Contested Spaces, 1500–1850.

Amanda Porterfield, John Corrigan, and Darren E. Grem, editors. The Business Turn in American Religious History.

Cindy Ermus, editor. Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Risk, and Resilience.

David W. Blight and Jim Downs, editors. Beyond Freedom: Disrupting the History of Emancipation.

David Prior, editor. Reconstruction in a Globalizing World.

Wendy Jean Katz, editor. The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle.

Brian D. Behnken, Gregory D. Smithers, and Simon Wendt, editors. Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective.

Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Reginald K. Ellis, and Peter B. Levy, editors. The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America.

Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, editors. The Shadow of Selma.

Caribbean and Latin America

David Tavárez, editor. Words and Worlds Turned Around: Indigenous Christianities in Colonial Latin America.

Karen Melvin and Sylvia Sellers-García, editors. Imagining Histories of Colonial Latin America: Synoptic Methods and Practices.

Middle East and Northern Africa

Matthew S. Gordon and Kathryn A. Hain, editors. Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Rebecca Shumway and Trevor R. Getz, editors. Slavery and Its Legacy in Ghana and the Diaspora.

Documents and Bibliographies
Documents and Bibliographies

Other Books Received
Other Books Received

Digital Primary Sources
Digital Primary Sources


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