New Books Network

Javier Samper Vendrell, “The Seduction of Youth: Print Culture and Homosexual Rights in the Weimar Republic” (U Toronto Press, 2020)
The Weimar Republic is well-known for its gay rights movement and recent scholarship has demonstrated some of its contradictory elements. In his recent book entitled The Seduction of Youth: Print Culture and Homosexual Rights in the Weimar Republic (University of Toronto Press, 2020), Javier Samper Vendrell writes the first study to focus on... Read More
Tanya Harmer, “Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America” (UNC Press, 2020)
Tanya Harmer’s new biography, Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America (University of North Carolina Press, 2020), explores how a young Chilean woman pursued her political commitments and navigated patriarchal strictures as a militant leftist. The daughter of Salvador Allende, Beatriz Allende was born in 1942 and... Read More
Breanne Fahs, “Burn It Down: Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution” (Verso, 2020)
Burn It Down: Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution (Verso, 2020), Breanne Fahs has curated a comprehensive collection of feminist manifestos from the nineteenth century to today. Fahs collected over seventy-five manifestos from around the world, calling on feminists to act, be defiant and show their rage. This thought-provoking and timely collection... Read More
Amy Harris, “Siblinghood and Social Relations in Georgian England: Share and Share Alike” (Manchester UP, 2016)
Siblinghood and Social Relations in Georgian England: Share and Share Alike (Manchester University Press, 2016), by Amy Harris, examines the impact sisters and brothers had on eighteenth-century English families and society. Using evidence from letters, diaries, probate disputes, court transcripts, prescriptive literature and portraiture, Harris argues that although parents’ wills... Read More
Mary-Kate Lizotte, “Gender Differences in Public Opinion: Values and Political Consequences” (Temple UP, 2020)
Political Scientist Mary-Kate Lizotte’s new book, Gender Differences in Public Opinion: Values and Political Consequences (Temple University Press, 2020) helps us to understand the concept of the gender gap in American politics and how this gap looks across a host of different policy areas. Lizotte examines four different policy umbrellas: the... Read More
Pamela S. Nadell, “America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today” (Norton, 2019)
Ronnie Grinberg speaks with Pamela S. Nadell, the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History and director of Jewish studies at American University. Her books include America’s Jewish Women, winner of the Everett Family Foundation Book of the Year Award from the Jewish Book Council, and Women Who Would... Read More
Anthony Valerio, “Semmelweis: The Women’s Doctor” (Zantedeschi Books, 2019)
Though his advice has saved the lives of millions of people, the name Ignaz Semmelweis is not one commonly known today. In his book Anthony Valerio’s Semmelweis: The Women’s Doctor (Zantedeschi Books, 2019). Valerio details the many struggles Semmelweis faced in winning acceptance for his advice on antiseptic procedures. The... Read More
Björn Krondorfer, “The Holocaust and Masculinities: Critical Inquiries into the Presence and Absence of Men” (SUNY Press, 2020)
In recent decades, scholarship has turned to the role of gender in the Holocaust, but rarely has it critically investigated the experiences of men as gendered beings. Beyond the clear observation that most perpetrators of murder were male, men were also victims, survivors, bystanders, beneficiaries, accomplices, and enablers; they negotiated... Read More