New Books Network

Christine M. DeLucia, “Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast” (Yale UP, 2018)
Christine M. DeLucia is the author of Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast, published by Yale University Press in 2018. Memory Lands provides a much needed new account of King Philip’s War which centers the Natives of the Northeast, instead of the English... Read More
Amanda L. Tyler, “Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay” (Oxford UP, 2017)
Amanda L. Tyler is the author of Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay, published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Habeas Corpus in Wartime is a comprehensive history of the writ of habeas corpus in Anglo-America. From its early beginnings, to the English Habeas... Read More
Shayne Legassie, “The Medieval Invention of Travel” (U Chicago Press, 2017)
Shayne Legassie talks about medieval travel, especially long distance travel, and the way it was feared, praised, and sometimes treated with suspicion. He also talks about the role the Middle Ages played in creating modern conceptions of travel and travel writing. Legassie is an associate professor of English and Comparative... Read More
Lawrence B. A. Hatter, “Citizens of Convenience: The Imperial Origins of American Nationhood” (U Virginia Press, 2016)
Today I talked to Lawrence B. A. Hatter about his book, Citizens of Convenience: The Imperial Origins of American Nationhood (University of Virginia Press, 2016). Citizens of Convenience documents how traders in the northern borderlands of the early American Republic constantly shifted sides between British and American nationalities for their... Read More
Mubbashir A. Rizvi, “The Ethics of Staying: Social Movements and Land Rights Politics in Pakistan” (Stanford UP, 2019)
The military coup that brought General Pervez Musharraf to power as Pakistan’s tenth president resulted in the abolition of a century-old sharecropping system that was rife with corruption. In its place the military regime implemented a market reform policy of cash contract farming. Ostensibly meant to improve living conditions for... Read More
Matthew Crow, “Thomas Jefferson, Legal History, and the Art of Recollection” (Cambridge UP, 2017)
Today I talked to Matthew Crow about his book Thomas Jefferson, Legal History, and the Art of Recollection, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.  Crow studies how Jefferson’s association with legal history was born out of America’s long history as part of an early modern empire and the political... Read More
Patrick Andelic, “Donkey Work: Congressional Democrats in Conservative America, 1974-1994” (UP of Kansas, 2019)
What happened to the Democratic Party after the 1960s? In many political histories, the McGovern defeat of 1972 announced the party’s decline—and the conservative movement’s ascent. What the conventional narrative neglects, Patrick Andelic submits, is the role of Congress in the party’s, and the nation’s, political fortunes. In Donkey Work:... Read More