BOOKS RECEIVED: Jonathan Dewald, “Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France: The Rohan Family, 1550-1715” (Penn State UP, 2015)
In Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France, Jonathan Dewald explores European aristocratic society by looking closely at one of its most prominent families. The Rohan were rich, powerful, and respected, but Dewald shows that there were also… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ignacy Potocki, “Remarks on Architecture: The Vitruvian Tradition in Enlightenment Poland” (Penn State UP, 2015)
At the end of the eighteenth century, the authors of Poland’s 3 May 1791 Constitution became the heirs to a defunct state whose territory had been partitioned by Russia, Prussia, and Austria. At this moment of intensive national postmortem, Ignacy… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mary E. Stuckey, “Voting Deliberatively: FDR and the 1936 Presidential Campaign” (Penn State UP, 2015)
The 1932 election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt seemed to hold the promise of Democratic domination for years to come. However, leading up to the 1936 election, persistent economic problems, a controversial domestic agenda, and the perception of a weak foreign… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Charles E. Trimble, “The American Indian Oral History Manual: Making Many Voices Heard” (Left Coast Press, 2008)
Oral history is a widespread and well-developed research method in many fields―but the conduct of oral histories of and by American Indian peoples has unique issues and concerns that are too rarely addressed. This essential guide begins by differentiating between… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Hilary Orange, “Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Spaces” (Left Coast Press, 2014)
Reanimating Industrial Spaces explores the relationships between people and the places of former industry through approaches that incorporate and critique memory-work. The chapters in this volume consider four broad questions: What is the relationship between industrial heritage and memory? How… Read More
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