Books available to review

49th Parallel would like to issue a call for review submissions. We are looking for reviews of recently published academic books, ideally within the last year, related to any aspect of the study of North America. As always, please contact us with any review suggestions. Please find below a list of potential books that are available to review.

Robert Bothwell, Your Country, My Country: A Unified History of the United States and Canada (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Susan Cahan, Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power (Duke University Press, 2015)

Marcia Chatelain, South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration (Duke University Press, 2015)

Nancy Glazener, Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Michael Hooper, Sexual Politics in the Work of Tennessee Williams: Desire Over Protest (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Victor Mendoza, Metroimperial Intimacies: Fantasy, Racial-Sexual Governance, and the Philippines in U.S. Imperialism, 1889-1913 (Duke University Press, 2015)

April Merleaux, Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

Nicole Phelps, U.S.-Habsburg Relations from 1815 to the Paris Peace Conference (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Mark Storey, Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Stephen Watt, “Something Dreadful and Grand”: American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious (Oxford University Press, 2015)

As part of our upcoming special issue on the topic of economic equality and North American identity, 49th Parallel is additionally looking for reviews of recently published books that touch upon the themes that were explored at our latest conference entitled ‘Money Talks: Inequality and North American Identity’, held at the University of Nottingham on Friday 19th June 2015. Please find below some examples of publications that we would like to see reviewed, but please do contact us with any suggestions that you think fit the wider theme. Review submissions for the special issue will close by June 2016.

Bruce Baker and Barbara Hahn, The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the Century New York and New Orleans (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Mehrsa Baradaran, How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2015)

Stephen Bell and Andrew Hindmoor, Masters of the Universe, Slaves of the Market (Harvard University Press, 2015)

Christian Christiansen, Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Michael Clune, American Literature and the Free Market, 1945-2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Matthew Drennan, Income Inequality: Why it Matters and Why Most Economists Didn’t Notice (Yale University Press, 2015)

Thomas Piketty, The Economics of Inequality, trans. Arthur Goldhammer (Harvard University Press, 2015)


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