New Books Network

Carrie Baker, “Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade: Gender, Race, and Politics” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
Campaigns against prostitution of young people in the United States have surged and ebbed multiple times over the last fifty years. Carrie Baker‘s Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade: Gender, Race, and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2018) examines how politically and ideologically diverse activists joined together to change perceptions and... Read More
Erin M. Kempker, “Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism and Conspiracy in the Heartland” (U Illinois, 2018)
Erin M. Kempker is an associate professor of history at Mississippi University for Women and the author of Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism and Conspiracy in the Heartland (University of Illinois, 2018). The author examines how 1970s right-wing women activists in the state of Indiana combined earlier political conspiracy theories, Cold... Read More
René Weis, “The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessis” (Oxford UP, 2015)
Though she died in 1847 at a young age, Marie Duplessis inspired one of the greatest operas ever composed. In The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessis (Oxford University Press, 2015), René Weis recounts the life of the remarkable woman who overcame poverty and abuse to become the toast... Read More
Naomi Pullin, “Female Friends and the Making of Transatlantic Quakerism, 1650-1750” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
Naomi Pullin, who is Assistant Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Warwick, UK, has just published an outstanding account of Female Friends and the Making of Transatlantic Quakerism, 1650-1750 (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Appearing in the prestigious series, Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History, the book... Read More
Pamela S. Nadell, “America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today” (Norton, 2019)
Jewish women have consistently played a vital and significant role in American history more broadly, and American Jewish history specifically. Through a variety of different ways, from engaging in social activism, working outside the home, creating women’s organizations, or managing their households, Jewish women forged their own path and inserted... Read More
Kelly J. Beard, “An Imperfect Rapture” (Zone 3 Press, 2018)
Many of you listening to this now probably recall growing up in a household of faith. You may have fond memories of the familiar rituals, the holidays, the shared family values. A weekly service at a church, a temple or a mosque. For many worshippers, religion can provide a sense... Read More