U.S.I.H. Book Reviews


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Completed Reviews

January 2007 - Present

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23. James Livingston's The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the 20th Century. Reviewed by Andrew Hartman, November 2010

22. Casey Nelson Blake, ed, The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State. Reviewed by Andrew Hartman, July 2010

21. Richard Cándida Smith's The Modern Moves West: California Artists and Democratic Culture in the Twentieth Century. Reviewed by Tim Lacy, April 2010

20. Daniel Geary’s Radical Ambition: C. Wright Mills, the Left, and American Social Thought. Reviewed by Andrew Hartman, March 2010

19. J. Rixey Ruffin’s A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic. Reviewed by Paul E. Teed, January 2010

18. Jennifer Burns's The Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right. Reviewed by Mike O'Connor, November 2009

17. Susan L. Mizruchi's The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915.  Reviewed by Richard L. Hughes, July 2009

16. Touré F. Reed's Not Alms But Opportunity: The Urban League & the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950. Reviewed by William P. Jones, March 2009

15. Jason Stacy's Walt Whitman's Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitman's Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855. Reviewed by Tim Lacy, February 2009

14. Bruce Kuklick's Black Philosopher, White Academy: The Career of William FontaineReviewed by Andrew Hartman, November 2008

13. David Prindle's The Paradox of Democratic Capitalism: Politics and Economics in American Thought. Reviewed by Mike O'Connor, June 2008

12. Andrew Hartman's Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School. Reviewed by Milton Gaither, March 2008

11. David Blacker's Democratic Education Stretched Thin: How Complexity Challenges a Liberal Ideal. Reviewed by Tim Lacy, August 2007

10. Heather Cox Richardson's West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War. Reviewed by Joe Petrulionis, July 2007

9. Brink Lindsey's The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture. Reviewed by Mike O’Connor, June 2007

8. Christopher Shannon's A World Made Safe for Differences: Cold War Intellectuals and the Politics of Identity. Reviewed by Andrew Hartman, June 2007

7. Philip N. Johnson-Laird's How We Reason. Reviewed by Joe Petrulionis, May 2007

6. J. David Hoeveler's The Evolutionists: American Thinkers Confront Charles Darwin, 1860-1920. Reviewed by John Thomas Scott, May 2007

5. B. Jill Carroll's A Dialogue of Civilizations: Gülen’s Islamic Ideals and Humanistic Discourse. Reviewed by Joe Petrulionis, May 2007

4. Douglas R. Anderson’s Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture.  Reviewed by Mike O’Connor, April 2007

3. Michael Kazin’s A Godly Hero: the Life of William Jennings Bryan. Reviewed by Andrew Hartman, March 2007

2. Robert B. Marks’s The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century. Reviewed by Joe Petrulionis, February 2007

1. H. Robert Baker’s The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War. Reviewed by Joe Petrulionis, January 2007