BOOKS RECEIVED: Susanna Schrafstetter and Alan. E. Steinweis, “The Germans and the Holocaust: Popular Responses to the Persecution and Murder of the Jews ” (Berghahn Books, 2016(
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For decades, historians have debated how and to what extent the Holocaust penetrated the German national consciousness between 1933 and 1945. How much did “ordinary” Germans know about the subjugation and mass murder of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jared Poley, “The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley A seeming constant in the history of capitalism, greed has nonetheless undergone considerable transformations over the last five hundred years. This multilayered account offers a fresh take on an old topic, arguing that greed… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Edgardo Melendez, “Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Puerto Rico is often left out of conversations on migration and transnationalism within the Latino context. Sponsored Migration: The State and Puerto Rican Postwar Migration to the United States by Edgardo Melendez seeks to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jon Berndt Olsen, “Tailoring Truth: Politicizing the Past and Negotiating Memory in East Germany, 1945-1990” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley By looking at state-sponsored memory projects, such as memorials, commemorations, and historical museums, this book reveals that the East German communist regime obsessively monitored and attempted to control public representations of the past to… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Philipp Ther, “The Dark Side of Nation-States: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe” (Berghahn, 2016)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Why was there such a far-reaching consensus concerning the utopian goal of national homogeneity in the first half of the twentieth century? Ethnic cleansing is analyzed here as a result of the formation of… Read More
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