The American Historical Review 125 (2020), 1

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The American Historical Review 125 (2020), 1

Washington DC [u.a.] 2020: Selbstverlag des Herausgebers
February, April, June, October, and December



American Historical Review (AHR)
United States
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Wolff, Sarah


From the Editor’s Desk

1619 and All That

AHA Presidential Address

Peak Document and the Future of History
J. R. McNeill


Greek in Their Own Way: Writing India and Japan into the World History of Architecture at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Sebastian Conrad

Saving the Vicuña: The Political, Biophysical, and Cultural History of Wild Animal Conservation in Peru, 1964–2000
Emily Wakild

Offshoring Migration Control: Guatemalan Transmigrants and the Construction of Mexico as a Buffer Zone
Ana Raquel Minian

History Unclassified

Archive Fever: Literature, Illegibility, and Historical Method
Argyro Nicolaou

On Acknowledgments
Emily Callaci

AHR Reappraisal

Political Theology and the Metamorphoses of The King’s Two Bodies
The King’s Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology, by Ernst H. Kantorowicz
Brett Edward Whalen

Reviews of Role-Playing Classroom Games: Reacting to the Past

Josiah Ober, Naomi J. Norman, and Mark C. Carnes. The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 BCE.
Saundra Schwartz

Daniel K. Gardner and Mark C. Carnes. Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor, 1587.
Rebecca Ard Boone

Bill Offutt. Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775–1776.
M. Alison Kibler

Marsha Driscoll, Elizabeth E. Dunn, Dann Siems, and B. Kamran Swanson. Charles Darwin, the Copley Medal, and the Rise of Naturalism, 1861–1864.
James A. Secord

Gretchen K. McKay, Nicolas W. Proctor, and Michael A. Marlais. Modernism versus Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888–1889.
David Pace

Mary Jane Treacy. Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman.
Suzanne M. Marilley

Ainslie T. Embree and Mark C. Carnes. Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945.
Yidi Wu

John C. Eby and Fred Morton. The Collapse of Apartheid and the Dawn of Democracy in South Africa, 1993.
Jessica Blatt; Sean Jacobs

Graphic History Reviews

Marcelo D’Salete. Cumbe.
Marcelo D’Salete. Angola Janga: Uma história de Palmares.
Flávio dos Santos Gomes

David F. Walker. The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom.
Julian C. Chambliss

Paul Buhle, Steve Max, and Dave Nance. Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography.
Peter Cole

Frédéric Chabaud. Histoire des tirailleurs sénégalais.
Sarah J. Zimmerman

Kate Evans. Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg.
Amy Elizabeth Robinson

Jason Lutes. Berlin.
Daniel H. Magilow

Kazuto Tatsuta. Ichi-F: A Worker’s Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.
Andrew Kirk

Featured Reviews

Thomas F. McDow. Buying Time: Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean.
Erik Gilbert

Bonnie A. Lucero. Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality: Gendering War and Politics in Cuba.
Lorraine Bayard de Volo

Michitake Aso. Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897–1975.
Patricia Pelley

Edith Sheffer. Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna.
Geoffrey Cocks

Hannah Pollin-Galay. Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony.
Jeffrey Veidlinger

David C. Engerman. The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India
Michael Levien

Dan Healey. Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi
Julie A. Cassiday

Reviews of Books


Jennifer Pitts. Boundaries of the International: Law and Empire.
Saliha Belmessous

Sander L. Gilman. Stand Up Straight! A History of Posture.
Heikki Lempa

Ruth Leys. The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique.
Barbara H. Rosenwein


Pim de Zwart and Jan Luiten van Zanden. The Origins of Globalization: World Trade in the Making of the Global Economy, 1500–1800.
Richard von Glahn

Clare Anderson, editor. A Global History of Convicts and Penal Colonies.
Marcel van der Linden

Leon Fink and Juan Manuel Palacio, editors. Labor Justice across the Americas.
Ernesto Semán

Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia. Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution.
Scott Eastman

Emma Christopher. Freedom in White and Black: A Lost Story of the Illegal Slave Trade and Its Global Legacy.
Walter Hawthorne

Steffen Rimner. Opium’s Long Shadow: From Asian Revolt to Global Drug Control.
Amar Farooqui

J. M. Mancini. Art and War in the Pacific World: Making, Breaking, and Taking from Anson’s Voyage to the Philippine-American War.
David Brody

Panikos Panayi. The Germans in India: Elite European Migrants in the British Empire.
Doug McGetchin

Anne Garland Mahler. From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity.
John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Rüdiger Graf. Oil and Sovereignty: Petro-Knowledge and Energy Policy in the United States and Western Europe in the 1970s.
Tyler Priest


Mark Condos. The Insecurity State: Punjab and the Making of Colonial Power in British India.
Douglas M. Peers

Michele L. Louro. Comrades against Imperialism: Nehru, India, and Interwar Internationalism.
Bérénice Guyot-Réchard

Patrick Fuliang Shan. Yuan Shikai: A Reappraisal.
Henrietta Harrison

Yun Xia. Down with Traitors: Justice and Nationalism in Wartime China.
Stephen R. MacKinnon

Oceania and the Pacific Islands

Tillman W. Nechtman. The Pretender of Pitcairn Island: Joshua W. Hill—The Man Who Would Be King among the Bounty Mutineers.
Kirsten McKenzie

Canada and the United States

Christo Aivalis. The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left.
Asa McKercher

Bettina Liverant. Buying Happiness: The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada.
Douglas McCalla

Catherine Carstairs, Bethany Philpott, and Sara Wilmshurst. Be Wise! Be Healthy! Morality and Citizenship in Canadian Public Health Campaigns.
Catherine Gidney

Joshua MacFadyen. Flax Americana: A History of the Fibre and Oil That Covered a Continent.
Béatrice Craig

Matthew Roth. Magic Bean: The Rise of Soy in America.
Brian Q. Cannon

J. L. Anderson. Capitalist Pigs: Pigs, Pork, and Power in America.
Joshua Specht

Patrick Spero. Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765–1776.
Daniel Ingram

Gregg L. Frazer. God against the Revolution: The Loyalist Clergy’s Case against the American Revolution.
Nancy L. Rhoden

Jonathan Gienapp. The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era.
Keith E. Whittington

Donald Harman Akenson. Exporting the Rapture: John Nelson Darby and the Victorian Conquest of North-American Evangelicalism.
Andrew R. Holmes

Terence Keel. Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science.
Bruce Baum

Daniel Peart. Lobbyists and the Making of US Tariff Policy, 1816–1861.
Brian Schoen

Peter John Brownlee. The Commerce of Vision: Optical Culture and Perception in Antebellum America.
Justin T. Clark

Leslie M. Harris, James T. Campbell, and Alfred L. Brophy, editors. Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies.
Michael David Cohen

Michael F. Holt. The Election of 1860: “A Campaign Fraught with Consequences. ”
Michael E. Woods

Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr. Marketing the Blue and Gray: Newspaper Advertising and the American Civil War.
David B. Sachsman

Jason Phillips. Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future.
Thomas Allen

James G. Mendez. A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War.
Randall M. Miller

William Marvel. Lincoln’s Mercenaries: Economic Motivation among Union Soldiers during the Civil War.
J. Matthew Gallman

Steven M. Stowe. Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women.
Stephanie McCurry. Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War.
Mary A. DeCredico

Erik Mathisen. The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America.
Carrie Hyde

Larry M. Logue and Peter Blanck. Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide.
Diane Miller Sommerville. Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War–Era South.
John M. Kinder

Lucy E. Salyer. Under the Starry Flag: How a Band of Irish Americans Joined the Fenian Revolt and Sparked a Crisis over Citizenship.
Rochelle Raineri Zuck

Sarah E. M. Grossman. Mining the Borderlands: Industry, Capital and the Emergence of Engineers in the Southwest Territories, 1855–1910.
Kent Curtis

Renée M. Sentilles. American Tomboys, 1850–1915.
Kerstin Rudolph

Rachel Louise Moran. Governing Bodies: American Politics and the Shaping of the Modern Physique.
Margaret A. Lowe

Linda Gordon. The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition.
Thomas R. Pegram

Nina Silber. This War Ain’t Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America.
Frank J. Wetta

James D. Ross Jr. The Rise and Fall of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Arkansas.
Keith Volanto

Joel Perlmann. America Classifies the Immigrants: From Ellis Island to the 2020 Census.
Dorothee Schneider

Rebecca Tuuri. Strategic Sisterhood: The National Council of Negro Women in the Black Freedom Struggle.
Alison M. Parker

Grant Madsen. Sovereign Soldiers: How the U.S. Military Transformed the Global Economy after World War II.
Richard Caplan

Maria Fritsche. The American Marshall Plan Film Campaign and the Europeans: A Captivated Audience?
Chiarella Esposito

Rachel Devlin. A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools.
Rebecca de Schweinitz

Stephanie R. Rolph. Resisting Equality: The Citizens’ Council, 1954–1989.
Daniel Geary

Ian Rocksborough-Smith. Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War.
Matthew J. Countryman

Roger Biles. Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago.
Elizabeth Todd-Breland

Alison Lefkovitz. Strange Bedfellows: Marriage in the Age of Women’s Liberation.
Janet Allured

Joyce Antler. Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement.
Jill Fields

Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather R. White, editors. Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States.
Seth Dowland

Richard Aldous. Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian.
David Brown

Keith Makoto Woodhouse. The Ecocentrists: A History of Radical Environmentalism.
Adam M. Sowards

Erika Lorraine Milam. Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America.
Joy Rohde

Jeremy P. Maxwell. Brotherhood in Combat: How African Americans Found Equality in Korea and Vietnam.
Isaac Hampton, II

Lars Schoultz. In Their Own Best Interest: A History of the U.S. Effort to Improve Latin Americans.
Cyrus Veeser

Fabio Lanza. The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies.
Q. Edward Wang

Valerie J. Korinek. Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930–1985.
Steven Maynard

Julio Capó Jr. Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940.
Jerry T. Watkins III. Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism.
Howard Philips Smith

Raymond Arsenault. Arthur Ashe: A Life.
Eric Allen Hall

Sanford Levinson. Written in Stone: Public Monuments in Changing Societies.
Bradley S. Keefer

Caribbean and Latin America

Patrick William Kelly. Sovereign Emergencies: Latin America and the Making of Global Human Rights Politics.
Alison J. Bruey

Angela Ballone. The 1624 Tumult of Mexico in Perspective (c. 1620–1650): Authority and Conflict Resolution in the Iberian Atlantic.
Alejandro Cañeque

Seonaid Valiant. Ornamental Nationalism: Archaeology and Antiquities in Mexico, 1876–1911.
Christina Bueno

Oscar J. Martínez. Ciudad Juárez: Saga of a Legendary Border City.
Andrae Marak

Matthew Vitz. A City on a Lake: Urban Political Ecology and the Growth of Mexico City.
Michael K. Bess

Miroslava Chávez-García. Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.
Julia G. Young

Susie S. Porter. From Angel to Office Worker: Middle-Class Identity and Female Consciousness in Mexico, 1890–1950.
Ageeth Sluis

Stephen E. Lewis. Rethinking Mexican Indigenismo: The INI’s Coordinating Center in Highland Chiapas and the Fate of a Utopian Project.
Ben Fallaw

Iván Molina Jiménez and David Díaz Arias, editors. La inolvidable edad: Jóvenes en la Costa Rica del siglo XX.
Heather Vrana

Anne G. Hanley. The Public Good and the Brazilian State: Municipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822–1930.
William R. Summerhill

Europe: Ancient and Medieval

Steve Tibble. The Crusader Armies, 1099–1187.
Michael Lower

William Caferro. Petrarch’s War: Florence and the Black Death in Context.
Fabrizio Ricciardelli

Ildar Garipzanov. Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, 300–900.
Thomas F. X. Noble

Nathanael J. Andrade. The Journey of Christianity to India in Late Antiquity: Networks and the Movement of Culture.
Richard Lim

Nathan J. Ristuccia. Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation.
M. A. Claussen

Paula Fredriksen. When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation.
J. Albert Harrill

Ian Forrest. Trustworthy Men: How Inequality and Faith Made the Medieval Church.
Andrew Brown

Hans Hummer. Visions of Kinship in Medieval Europe.
Elisabeth van Houts

Nils Hybel. The Nature of Kingship, c. 800–1300: The Danish Incident.
Haki Antonsson

Europe: Early Modern and Modern

George McClure. Doubting the Divine in Early Modern Europe: The Revival of Momus, the Agnostic God.
Stefania Tutino

Jürgen Osterhammel. Unfabling the East: The Enlightenment’s Encounter with Asia.
Ann Thomson

Bradford A. Bouley. Pious Postmortems: Anatomy, Sanctity, and the Catholic Church in Early Modern Europe.
Rina Knoeff

Talbot C. Imlay. The Practice of Socialist Internationalism: European Socialists and International Politics, 1914–1960.
Daniel Laqua

Koji Yamamoto. Taming Capitalism before Its Triumph: Public Service, Distrust, and “Projecting” in Early Modern England.
Philipp Robinson Rössner

Nadine Akkerman. Invisible Agents: Women and Espionage in Seventeenth-Century Britain.
Rachel Weil

Bernard Capp. The Ties That Bind: Siblings, Family, and Society in Early Modern England.
Ilana Krausman Ben-Amos

Edward J. Gillin. The Victorian Palace of Science: Scientific Knowledge and the Building of the Houses of Parliament.
Graeme Gooday

Benno Gammerl. Subjects, Citizens and Others: Administering Ethnic Heterogeneity in the British and Habsburg Empires, 1867–1918.
Edin Hajdarpasic

Wendy Webster. Mixing It: Diversity in World War Two Britain.
Kate Imy

Gérard Chastagnaret. Des fumées et de sang: Pollution minière et massacre de masse, Andalousie, XIXesiècle.
Venus Bivar

Arnaud Orain. La politique du merveilleux: Une autre histoire du Système de Law (1695–1795).
Michael Sonenscher

Martyn Lyons. The Pyrenees in the Modern Era: Reinventions of a Landscape, 1775–2012.
Caroline Ford

Kelly Ricciardi Colvin. Gender and French Identity after the Second World War, 1944–1954: Engendering Frenchness.
Nicole C. Rudolph

John Pemble. The Rome We Have Lost.
Antonino De Francesco

Nunzio Pernicone and Fraser M. Ottanelli. Assassins against the Old Order: Italian Anarchist Violence in Fin de Siècle Europe.
Constance Bantman

Roberta Pergher. Mussolini’s Nation-Empire: Sovereignty and Settlement in Italy’s Borderlands, 1922–1943.
Neelam Srivastava

Jacopo Cellini. Universalism and Liberation: Italian Catholic Culture and the Idea of International Community, 1963–1978.
James Chappel

Christopher Ocker. Luther, Conflict, and Christendom: Reformation Europe and Christianity in the West.
Christopher W. Close

Jonathan Strom. German Pietism and the Problem of Conversion.
Duane Corpis

Rebecca Cypess and Nancy Sinkoff, editors. Sara Levy’s World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin.
Karen Painter

Lara Day and Oliver Haag, editors. The Persistence of Race: Continuity and Change in Germany from the Wilhelmine Empire to National Socialism.
Eric Ehrenreich

Mahon Murphy. Colonial Captivity during the First World War: Internment and the Fall of the German Empire, 1914–1919.
Robert L. Nelson

Paul Fox. The Image of the Soldier in German Culture, 1871–1933.
Lisa Fetheringill Zwicker

Benjamin Carter Hett. The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic.
Peter C. Caldwell

Norman J. W. Goda, editor. Rethinking Holocaust Justice: Essays across Disciplines.
Stephan Landsman

Dennis B. Klein. Survivor Transitional Narratives of Nazi-Era Destruction: The Second Liberation.
David Patterson

Thomas W. Goldstein. Writing in Red: The East German Writers Union and the Role of Literary Intellectuals.
Sara Jones

Emmanuel Comte. The History of the European Migration Regime: Germany’s Strategic Hegemony.
Christopher A. Molnar

Steven Nadler. Menasseh ben Israel: Rabbi of Amsterdam.
Kenneth Austin

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