Clarence Taylor, “Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City” (NYU Press, 2018)
In his most new book Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City (NYU Press, 2018), Clarence Taylor, dean of the history of the civil rights movement in New York, looks at black resistance to police brutality in the city, and institutional efforts to hold the... Read More
John Witte, Jr., “The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
John Witte, Jr.‘s The Western Case for Monogamy over Polygamy (Cambridge University Press, 2018) is an extensively researched book showcasing the author’s deep knowledge and experience in the field of family and religious law. It traces the legal origins of European monogamy from the classical period to the present. Originally conceived... Read More
William D. Green, “The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876” (U Minnesota Press, 2018)
At a speech before the unveiling of the Freedman’s Monument in 1876, Fredrick Douglass stated, “You are the children of Abraham Lincoln. We are only at best his step-children; children by adoption, children of circumstances and necessity.” But who was Douglass referring to when he said “You are the children... Read More
Peter Hart-Brinson, “The Gay Marriage Generation: How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture” (NYU Press, 2018)
How and why did public opinions about gay marriage shift? In his new book, The Gay Marriage Generation: How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture (New York University Press, 2018), Peter Hart-Brinson explores this question and more through public opinion data and interviews with two generations of Americans. By using... Read More
Daniel Stahl, “Hunt for Nazis: South America’s Dictatorships and the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes” (Amsterdam UP, 2018)
How did the search for Nazi fugitives become a vehicle to oppose South American dictatorships? Daniel Stahl’s award-winning new book traces the story of three continents over the course of half a century in Hunt for Nazis: South America’s Dictatorships and the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). Through... Read More
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