BOOKS RECEIVED: Quinn Slobodian, “Comrades of Color: East Germany in the Cold War World” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In keeping with the tenets of socialist internationalism, the political culture of the German Democratic Republic strongly emphasized solidarity with the non-white world: children sent telegrams to Angela Davis in prison, workers made contributions… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Renate Bridenthal, ed., “The Hidden History of Crime, Corruption, and States” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Renowned historical sociologist Charles Tilly wrote many years ago that “banditry, piracy, gangland rivalry, policing, and war-making all belong on the same continuum.” This volume pursues the idea by revealing how lawbreakers and lawmakers… 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: K. Sabeel Rahman, “Democracy against Domination” (Oxford UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In 2008, the collapse of the US financial system plunged the economy into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. In its aftermath, the financial crisis pushed to the forefront fundamental moral and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Shawn J. Parry-Giles and David S. Kaufer, “Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In the aftermath of the Civil War, Republicans and Democrats who advocated conflicting visions of American citizenship could agree on one thing: the rhetorical power of Abraham Lincolns life. This volume examines the debates… Read More
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