New Books Network

Paula C. Austin, “Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC: Navigating the Politics of Everyday Life” (NYU Press, 2019)
Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC: Navigating the Politics of Everyday Life (NYU Press, 2019) by Paula C. Austin, an Assistant Professor of history at Boston University, is not only a history of black youth in Washington D.C. in the 1930s but also a history of social science thought... Read More
Kimberly A. Hamlin, “Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener” (Norton, 2020)
Kimberly A. Hamlin is an award-winning historian and associate professor in American studies at Miami University of Ohio. Her book Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener (W. W. Norton, 2020) offers a fascinating biography of a little-known suffrage leader. Gardner began life as Alice... Read More
Sir John Redwood, “We Don’t Believe You: Why Populists and the Establishment See the World Differently” (Bite-Sized Books, 2019)
In We Don’t Believe You: Why Populists and the Establishment See the World Differently (Bite-Sized Book, 2019), Sir John Redwood gives us fresh insights into why the populist movements and parties have been winning elections. He looks at how the experts and narrative pushed out by the established elites on... Read More
C. Wolbrecht and J. K. Corder, “A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage” (Cambridge UP, 2020)
Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder have a new book that builds on their previous work exploring women and suffrage in the United States, Counting Women’s Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal (Cambridge University Press, 2016).  A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage (Cambridge University... Read More
Gerald R. Gems, “Sport and the Shaping of Civic Identity in Chicago” (Lexington Books, 2020)
The city of Chicago is one of the US’ most diverse cosmopolitan areas. Given the array of people who live in the city, it is reasonable to assume that the goals of the various communities differ in regard to sport and its social functions. Gerald R. Gems‘ new book, Sport... Read More
Tobie S. Stein, “Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Performing Arts Workforce” (Routledge, 2020)
Has can the performing arts confront racial inequality? In Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Performing Arts Workforce (Routledge, 2020), Tobie S. Stein, Professor Emerita in the Department of Theater, Brooklyn College, CUNY, analyses the longstanding failure of America’s performing arts industry to address issues of diversity. Drawing on interviews with... Read More
Michael Fischbach, “The Movement and the Middle East: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left” (Stanford UP, 2019)
One of the most divisive international issues in American politics today is over Israel and Palestine. The close ties between Israel and the United States are very strong and see considerable cooperation between the two countries. However, that cooperation is also challenged because of the status of the Palestinian people... Read More