New Books Network

Jessica Wilkerson, “To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice” (U Illinois Press, 2018)
Jessica Wilkerson, Assistant Professor of History and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, discusses her book, To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice (University of Illinois Press, 2018) and the recent history of feminist social justice activism in Appalachia. Launched in... Read More
Edward E. Curtis IV, “Muslim American Politics and the Future of US Democracy” (NYU Press, 2019)
In his new book Muslim American Politics and the Future of US Democracy (New York University Press, 2019), Edward E. Curtis IV interrogates the limitations of American liberalism in light of the states’ and its various actor’s exclusionary politics and rhetoric around Muslim American citizens. Curtis argues that the place... Read More
Joseph E. Taylor III, “Persistent Callings: Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast” (Oregon State UP, 2019)
George Perkins Marsh Prize winning environmental historian and geographer Joseph E. Taylor III‘s new book, Persistent Callings: Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast (Oregon State University Press, 2019), takes an innovative approach to the history of fisheries and work in the Pacific Northwest. Focusing on the Nestucca... Read More
Sara Hughes, “Repowering Cities: Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto” (Cornell UP, 2019)
Scholars like Ben Barber have suggested that cities provide the democratic culture to pragmatically problem-solve challenging policy issues – such as climate change. Many North American cities have announced ambitious goals to mitigate climate change, particularly the reduction of green house gases. In her new book Repowering Cities: Governing Climate... Read More
Erin Hatton, “Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment” (U California Press, 2020)
What do prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes have in common? According to sociologist Erin Hatton, they are all part of a growing workforce of coerced laborers. Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment (University of California Press, 2020) explores this world of coerced labor through an unexpected... Read More
Joana Cook, “A Woman’s Place: US Counterterrorism Since 9/11” (Oxford UP, 2020)
The 9/11 attacks fundamentally transformed how the US approached terrorism, and led to the unprecedented expansion of counterterrorism strategies, policies, and practices. While the analysis of these developments is rich and vast, there remains a significant void. The diverse actors contributing to counterterrorism increasingly consider, engage and impact women as... Read More
Tevi Troy, “Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump” (Regnery History, 2020)
Washington Post best-selling presidential historian and former senior White House aide Tevi Troy examines some of the juiciest, nastiest, and most consequential internecine administration struggles in modern American history. In doing so, he not only provides context on the administrations, the players, and their in-fighting but also show how those... Read More