Book Review Department

To inquire about writing a book review, please email the Chief Editor at chiefeditor@themiddlegroundjournal.com and attach your brief curriculum vitae to start the conversation about which book might be best for you to review. Please, consult the journal’s webpages, especially the submission guidelines, for more information, and see our previous book reviews.

Usually a book review is about one book, but more than one book may be reviewed in one review if grouped appropriately. Books not on this list will also be considered.

A List of Books That Might Be Reviewed

(ordered by year of publication and by title)

(last updated June 25th, 2022)

Books published in 2022

The Aztec Kings: The Construction of Rulership in Mexican History. Susan D. Gillespie. University of Arizona Press, 2022. ISBN: 9780816534784.

Calculating Brilliance: An Intellectual History of Mayan Astronomy at Chich’en Itza. Gerardo Aldana. University of Arizona Press, 2022. ISBN: 9780816542208.

Imagined Geographies: The Maritime Silk Roads in World History, 100-1800. Geoffrey C. Gunn. Hong Kong University Press, 2022. ISBN: 9789888528653.

The Inca: Lost Civilizations. Kevin Lane. University of Chicago Press, March 2022. ISBN: 9781789145465.

Inventing the Alphabet: The Origins of Letters from Antiquity to the Present. Johanna Drucker. University of Chicago Press, May 2022. ISBN: 9780226815817.

LGBTQ Politics in Nicaragua: Revolution, Dictatorship, and Social Movements. Karen Kampwirth. University of Arizona Press, 2022. ISBN: 9780816542796.

The Other Faces of the Empire: Ordinary Lives Against Social Order and Hierarchy. Edited by Firat Yasa, Translated by Esra Tasdelen. University of Chicago Press, May 2022. ISBN: 9786057685681.

Permanent Markers: Race, Ancestry, and the Body after the Genome. Sarah Abel. University of North Carolina Press, January 2022. ISBN: 9781469665146.

Teaching Difficult Histories in Difficult Times: Stories of Practice. Teachers College Press, Columbia University. 2022. ISBN: 9780807766446.

Books published in 2021

Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite. Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen. Princeton University Press, 2021. ISBN: 9780691213606

Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post Cold-War Southeast Asia. Salvador Santino F. Reglime Junior. Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press. 2021. 9780472129508.

The 1945 Burma Campaign and the Transformation of the British Indian Army by Raymond A. Callahan and Daniel Marston (Kansas University Press, 2021). ISBN: 9780700630417. [claimed]

Abolishing Boundaries: Global Utopias in the Formation of Modern Chinese Political Thought, 1880-1940 by Peter Zarrow (SUNY Press, 2021). ISBN: 9781438482835. [already claimed!]

America in the Mind of the French Left, 1848–1871 by Tom Sancton (LSU Press, 2021). ISBN 9780807174302. [already claimed!]

Ancient Egypt and Early China: State, Society, and Culture. Anthony J. Barbieri-Low. University of Washington Press, July 2021. ISBN: 9780295748894. [already claimed!]

Approaching Recent World History Through Film: Context, Analysis, and Research. Scott C.M. Bailey. Routledge, 2021. ISBN: 9780367280895

Arise Africa, Roar China: Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century. Yunxiang Gao. University of North Carolina Press, September 2021. ISBN: 978-1-4696-6460-6

Atlantic Passages: Race, Mobility, and Liberian Colonization by Robert Murray (University of Florida Press, 2021). ISBN: 9780813066752.

Balkan Legacies: The Long Shadow of Conflict and Ideological Experiment in Southeastern Europe. Edited by Balazs Apor and John Paul Newman. Purdue University Press, June 2021. ISBN: 9781612496405 (hardcover)

Beholding Disability in Renaissance England. Allison P. Hobgood. University of Michigan Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-472-13236-2. [already claimed!]

Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age. Camilla Russell. Harvard University Press, December 2021. ISBN: 9780674261129

A Bold Profession: African Nurses in Rural Apartheid South Africa by Leslie Anne Hadfield (University of Wisconsin Press, May 2021). ISBN: 9780299331207. [already claimed!]

Bread and Freedom: Egypt’s Revolutionary Situation. Mona El-Ghobashy. Stanford University Press, July 2021. ISBN:  9781503601765 (hardcover).

Brokers of Faith, Brokers of Empire: Armenians and the Politics of Reform in the Ottoman Empire. Richard E. Antaramian. Stanford University Press, 2020. ISBN: 9781503611627

Cacicas: The Indigenous Women Leaders of Spanish America, 1492-1825. Edited by Margarita R. Ochoa and Sara Vicuna Guengerich. University of Oklahoma Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-8061-6862-3

Central Asia: A New History from the Imperial Conquests to the Present by Adeeb Khalid, (Princeton University Press, June 2021). [already claimed]

City and Country: the Historical Evolution of Urban-Rural Systems. Alexander R. Thomas, Gregory M. Fulkerson. Washington, D.C: Lexington Books, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-7936-4432-9

The Cold War from the Margins: A Small Socialist State on the Global Scene by Theodora K. Dragostinova (Cornell University Press, May 2021) ISBN: 9781501755552. [already claimed!] [N.B., The text of this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license (the “Open Access Version”): https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode.%5D

Coming Home to a Foreign Country: Xiamen and Returned Overseas Chinese, 1843-1938 by Soon Keong Ong (Cornell University Press, August 2021) ISBN: 9781501756184. [already claimed!]

Consuming Ivory: Mercantile Legacies of East Africa & New England by Alexandra Celia Kelly (University of Washington Press, May 2021) ISBN: 9780295748771. [already claimed!]

The Corsairs of Saint-Malo: Network Organization of a Merchant Elite Under the Ancient Régime. Henning Hillman. Columbia University Press, 2021. ISBN: 9780231180382

The Deepest Dye: Obeah, Hosay, and Race in the Atlantic World by Aisha Khan (Harvard University Press, July 2021) ISBN: 9780674987821.

Democracy and Empire: The Athenian Invasion of Sicily, 415-413 BCE. Alexander O. Boulton. Rowman & Littlefield, October 2021. ISBN: 978-0-7618-7297-9.

Design and Culture: A Transdisciplinary History. Maurice Barnwell. Purdue University Press, June 2021. ISBN: 9781612496658

Destination Elsewhere: Displaced Persons and Their Quest to Leave Postwar Europe. Ruth Balint. Cornell University Press, November 2021. ISBN: 9781501760211 (hardcover)

Discovering Mars: A History of Observation and Exploration of the Red Planet. William Sheehan and Jim Bell. University of Arizona Press, 2021. ISBN: 9780816532100.

The Discovery of Iran: Taghi Arani, a Radical Cosmopolitan. Ali Mirsepassi. Stanford University Press, December 2021. ISBN: 9781503629141

Disenchanted Wanderer: The Apocalyptic Vision of Konstantin Leontiev. Glenn Cronin. Cornell University Press, November 2021. ISBN: 9781501760181

Disruption: Why Things Change by David Potter (Oxford University Press, 2021). ISBN 9780197518823 (hardcover).

The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters and the Routes of Orientalism by E. Natalie Rothman (Cornell University Press, 2021). ISBN: 9781501758508. [N.B., The ebook version of this book, to be released in March 2021, will be an open access version.]

Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany by Edward B. Westerman (Cornell University Press, March 2021). ISBN: 9781501754197. [already claimed!]

Ethnic Dissent and Empowerment: Economic Migration between Vietnam and Malaysia by Angie Ngoc Tran (University of Illinois Press, 2021)ISBN 978-0252043369. [already claimed!]

The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History. James M. Banner Jr. Yale University Press, 2021. ISBN: 3780300238457.

Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic: The Essays of Jan Ellen Lewis. Edited by Barry Bienstock, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf. University of North Carolina Press, October 2021. ISBN: 978-1-4696-6563-4. [already claimed!]

Filtering Histories: The Photographic Bureaucracy in Mozambique, 1960 to Recent Times. Drew A. Thompson. University of Michigan Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-472-07464-8.

A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution by Toby Green (University of Chicago Press, 2021). ISBN: 9780226789736 (paperback). [already claimed!]

Forgotten Voices of the British Empire: How Knowledge was Created and Curated in Colonial India and Burma by Carol Ann Boshier (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, December 2021). ISBN: 978-1-5381-5988-0.

Fragile but Resilient?: Turkish Electoral Dynamics, 2002-2015. Ali Çarkoglu and Ersin Kalaycioglu. University of Michigan Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-472-13243-0

Fugitive Freedom: The Improbable Lives of Two Imposters in Late Colonial Mexico, by William B. Taylor (University of California Press, 2021). [already claimed!]

Global Middle East: Into the Twenty-First Century, edited by Asef Bayat, Linda Herrera (University of California Press, 2021). [already claimed!]

The Global Spanish Empire: Five Hundred Years of Place Making and Pluralism. Edited by Christine Beaule and John G. Douglass. University of Arizona Press, 2021. ISBN: 9780816540846

The Greco-Persian Wars: A Short History with Documents. Erik Jensen. Hackett, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-62466-955-2.

Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World, by Benjamin R. Young (Stanford University Press, April 2021). [already claimed!]

Hajj to the Heart: Sufi Journeys across the Indian Ocean. Scott Kugle. The University of North Carolina Press, November 2021. ISBN: 978-1-4696-6530-6.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Women Warriors throughout Time and Space. Christian P. Potholm. Rowman & Littlefield, October 2021. ISBN: 978-1-5381-6271-2. [already claimed!]

Hungary Between Two Empires: 1526-1711. Geza Palffy. Indiana University Press, June 2021. ISBN: 9780253054630

Information: A Historical Companion, edited by Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton (Princeton University Press, 2021). 

The International Dimension of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict: A Post-Eurocentric Approach by Daniela Huber (SUNY Press, 2021). ISBN: 9781438481593.

Iran in Motion: Mobility, Space, and the Trans-Iranian Railway. Mikiya Koyagi. Stanford University Press, April 2021. ISBN: 9781503613133

Julian and Christianity: Revisiting the Constantinian Revolution by David Neal Greenwood (Cornell University Press, June 2021). ISBN: 9781501755477.

London and the 17th Century: The Making of the World’s Greatest City. Margarette Lincoln. Yale University Press, 2021. ISBN: 9780300248784

The Lost Orchard: The Palestinian-Arab Citrus Industry, 1850-1950. Mustafa Kobha and Nahum Karlinsky. Syracuse University Press, May 2021. ISBN: 9780815636700

Love for Liberation: African Independence, Black Power and a Diaspora Underground.  Robin J. Hayes. University of Washington Press, July 2021. ISBN: 9780295749051

Liberia under Samuel Doe, 1980-1985: The Politics of Personal Rule. Yekutiel Gershoni. Rowman & Littlefield, October 2021. ISBN: 978-1-7936-1787-3.

Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars edited by Douglas E. Delaney, Mark Frost, and Andrew L. Brown (Cornell University Press, June 2021). ISBN: 9781501755835.

The Muslim World in Modern South Asia: Power, Authority, Knowledge by Francis Robinson (SUNY, 2021) ISBN: 9781438483016.

The Names of the Python: Belonging in East Africa, 900-1930, by David L. Schoenbrun (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021).

Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus by Krista A. Goff (Cornell University Press, 2021). ISBN: 9781501753275.

New Perspectives on the Nigeria-Biafra War: No Victor, No Vanquished. Edited by Chima J. Korieh. Rowman & Littlefield, October 2021. ISBN: 978-1-7936-3111-4.

New World of Gain: Europeans, Guaraní, and the Global Origins of Modern Economy.  Brian P. Owensby. Stanford University Press, December 2021. ISBN: 9781503627512.

Opportunity in Crisis: Cantonese Migrants and the State in Ling Qing China by Steven B. Miles (Harvard University Press, March 2021). ISBN: 9780674251205.

Outcaste Bombay: City Making and the Politics of the Poor by Juned Shaikh (University of Washington Press, April 2021). ISBN: 9780295748498. [already claimed!]

The Outside: Migration as Life in Morocco. Alice Elliot. Indiana University Press, April 2021. ISBN: 9780253054739.

Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean. Carolina Lopez-Ruiz. Harvard University Press, December 2021. ISBN: 9780674988187. [already claimed!]

Postwar Journeys: American and Vietnamese Transnational Peace Efforts since 1975. Hang Thi Thu Le-Tormala. University Press of Kansas, 2021. ISBN: ISBN 978-0-7006-3190-2

Pre-Columbian Central America, Columbia, and Ecuador: Toward an Integrated Approach. Edited by Colin McEwan and John W. Hoopes. Harvard University Press, November 2021. ISBN: 9780884024705

Remaking Ukraine after World War II: The Clash of Local and Central Soviet Power. Filip Slaveski, Cambridge University Press, 2021. ISBN: 9781108840255

Repossessing Shanland: Myanmar, Thailand, and a Nation-State Deferred. Jane M. Ferguson. University of Wisconsin Press, August 2021. ISBN: 9780299333003.

Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India. Mytheli Sreenivas. University of Washington Press, June 2021. ISBN: 9780295748832. [already claimed!]

Respectability and Violence: Military Values, Masculine Honor, and Italy’s Road to Mass Death, by Lorenzo Benadusi, translated Zakiya Hanafi (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021). [already claimed!]

Revival after the Great War: Rebuild, Remember, Repair, Reform. Edited by Luc VerPoest, Leen Engelen, Rajesh Heynickx, Jan Schmidt and Pieter Uyttenhove. Leuven/Cornell University Press, February 2021. ISBN: 9789462702509

Riding History to Death: Confessions of a Battered Rider. Karol Modzelewski. Ed. and trans. Frank L. Vigoda. Introduction by Irena Grudzinska Gross. Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. Hardcover ISBN: 9781538141618.

Ripe for Revolution: Building Socialism in the Third World. Jeremy Friedman. Harvard University Press, December 2021. ISBN: 9780674244313

The Rohonc Code: Tracing a Historical Riddle. Benedek Lang. Penn State University Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-271-09020-7

Romania’s Holy War: Soldiers, Motivation, and the Holocaust. Grant T. Harward. Cornell University Press, November 2021. ISBN: 9781501759963

Sailing to Freedom: Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad. Edited by Timothy D. Walker.  University of Massachusetts Press, 2021. ISBN:  978162534593

Sanctified Violence: Holy War in World History. Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt. Hackett, 2021. ISBN: 978-1-62466-961-3 (hardcover)

Soldiers of God in a Secular World: Catholic Theology and Twentieth Century French Politics. Sarah Shortall. Harvard University Press, October 2021. ISBN: 9780674980105

Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans: Indigenous Communities and the Revolutionary State in Mexico’s Gran Nayar, 1910-1940. Nathaniel Morris. University of Arizona Press, 2021. ISBN: 9780816541027. [already claimed!]

The Spirit of French Capitalism: Economic Theology in the Age of Enlightenment by Charly Coleman (Stanford University Press, March 2021) ISBN: 9781503608436.

Stalin’s Quest for Gold: The Torgsin Hard-Currency Shops and Soviet Industrialization. Elena Osokina. Cornell University Press, September 2021. ISBN: 9781501758515

Structures of Society: Imperial Russia’s “People of Various Ranks.” Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter. Cornell University Press, July 2021. ISBN: 9780875801902.

Tears, Fire and Blood: The United States and the Decolonization of Africa. James H. Meriwether. University of North Carolina Press, October 2021. ISBN: 978-1-4696-6421-7.

Technology and the Historian: Transformations in the Digital Age. Adam Crymble. University of Illinois Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-252-08569-7

Time of Anarchy: Indigenous Power and the Crisis of Colonialism in Early America. Matthew Kruer. Harvard University Press, December 2021. ISBN: 9780674976177

Trading with the Enemy: Britain, France, and the 18th-Century Quest for a Peaceful World Order. John Shovlin. Yale University Press, July 2021. ISBN: 9780300253566 (hardcover)

Trouble of the World: Slavery and Empire in the Age of Capital. Sell, Zack. North Carolina: University of California Press, 2021. 978-1-4696-6134-6

Uncertain Powers: Sen’yōmon-in and Landownership by Royal Women in Early Medieval Japan. Sachiko Kawai. Harvard University Press, October 2021. ISBN: 9780674260160

Understanding Hezbollah: The Hegemony of Resistance. Abed T. Kanaaneh. Syracuse University Press, May 2021. ISBN: 9780815637073

Victorian Contingencies: Experiments in Literature, Science, and Play. Tina Young Choi. Stanford University Press, December 2021. ISBN: 9781503629288.

Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service During the Nazi Occupation by Katarzyna Person, Translated by Zygmunt Nowak-Solinski (Cornell University Press, April 2021) ISBN: 9781501754074. 

Women and Monarchy in Macedonia. Elizabeth Donnelly Carney. Oklahoma University Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-8061-3212-9

The World That Latin America Created: The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in the Development Era.  Margarita Fajardo. Harvard University Press, November 2021. ISBN: 978067420498

Books published in 2020

Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s Professional Elite by Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen (Princeton University Press, December 2020).

The Age of Phillis by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers (Wesleyan University Press, 2020).

Alternative Globalizations: Eastern Europe and the Post Colonial World edited by James Mark, Artemy M. Kalinovsky and Steffi Marung (Indiana University Press, 2020).

The Ancient Roman Afterlife: Di Manes, Belief and the Cult of the Dead, by Charles W. King (University of Texas Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Archipelago of Justice: Law in France’s Early Modern Empire by Laurie M. Wood (Yale University Press, 2020). ISBN: 9780300244007.

Argentina in the Global Middle East, by Lily Pearl Balloffet (Stanford University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Atlantic Transformation: Empire. Politics, and Slavery during the Nineteenth Century, edited by Dale W. Tomich (State University of New York Press, 2020).

Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France by Rachel Mesch (Stanford University Press, 2020).

Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean by Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy (University of Illinois Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border by Soren Urbansky (Princeton University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Big Ideas: A Guide to the History of Everything by Cameron Gibelyou and Douglas Northrop (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Bonds of Humanity: Cicero’s Legacies in European, Social and Political Thought, ca. 1100-1550 by Cary J. Nederman (Penn State University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy, by Emma Griffin (Yale University Press, 2020).

Broken Cities: A Historical Sociology of Ruins, by Martin Devecka (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).

Brokers of Faith, Brokers of Empire: Armenians and the Politics of Reform in the Ottoman Empire, by Richard E. Antaramian (Stanford University Press, 2020).

The Burden of the Past: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine edited by Anna Wylegata and Malgorzata Glowacka-Grajper (Indiana University Press, 2020).

Cetamura Del Chianti, by Nancy Thompson de Grummond (University of Texas Press, 2020).

Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug, by Augustine Sedgewick (Penguin Random House, 2020). [already claimed!]

Colonialism in Global Perspective by Kris Manjapra (Cambridge University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Constantinople: Ritual, Violence, and Memory in the Making of a Christian Imperial Capital, by Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos (University of California Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Constructing the Sacred: Visibility and Ritual Landscape at the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara, by Elaine A. Sullivan (Stanford University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

The Crusader Strategy: Defending the Holy Land by Steve Tibble (Yale University Press, 2020). ISBN: 9780300253115.

Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule by Gordon Thomas and Greg Lewis (Dutton Caliber, 2020). [already claimed!]

Desired States: Sex, Gender, and Political Culture in Chile by Lessie Jo Frazier (Rutgers University Press, 2020).

Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa: How a Continent is Escaping Silicon Valley’s Long Shadow by Nicolas Friederici, Michel Wahome, Mark Graham (MIT Press, 2020).

Eastbound through Siberia: Observations from the Great Northern Expedition by George Wilhelm Steller, translated by Margritt A. Engel and Karen E. Wilmore (Indiana State Press, 2020).

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town, by Barbara Demick (Penguin Random House, 2020). [already claimed!]

Empires Between Islam and Christianity, 1500-1800 by Sanjay Subrahmanya (SUNY, 2020).

Enemy of all Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Books, 2020). [already claimed!]

Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran by Afshin Marashi (University of Texas Press, 2020).

A Fashionable Century: Textile Artistry and Commerce in the Late Qing by Rachel Silberstein and Kristina Kleutghen (University of Washington Press, 2020).

Forging Ties, Forging Passports: Migration and the Modern Sephardi Diaspora by Devi Mays (Stanford University Press, 2020).

From Peoples into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe by John Connelly (Princeton University Press, 2020).

The Global Age: 1950-2017 by Ian Kershaw (Penguin, 2020). [already claimed!]

God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World by Alan Mikhail (Liveright, 2020).

Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700, by Ron Harris (Princeton University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography by Kim Beil (Stanford University Press, 2020).

The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War, by David Cheng Chang (Stanford University Press, 2020).

Hitler: Downfall: 1939-1945 by Volker Ullrich (Knopf, 2020).

Hitler’s True Believers: How Ordinary People Became Nazis by Robert Gellately (Oxford University Press, 2020).

How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800 by Jonathan Scott (Yale University Press, 2020).

I Want You to Know We’re Still Here: A Post Holocaust Memoir by Esther Safran Foer (Tim Duggan Books, 2020). [already claimed!]

Ideology and the Rationality of Domination: Nazi Germanization of Policies in Poland by Gerhard Wolf, translated by Wayne Yung (Indiana University Press, 2020).

In the Name of the Nation: India and Its Northeast, by Sanjib Baruah (Stanford University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Inge’s War: A German Woman’s Story of Family, Secrets and Survival Under Hitler by Svenja O’Donnell (Viking, 2020). [already claimed!]

Inscriptions of Nature: Geology and the Naturalizations of Antiquity by Pratik Chakrabarti (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).

Installing Automobility: Emerging Politics of Mobility and Streets in Indian Cities by Govind Gopakumar (MIT Press, 2020).

Istanbul, City of the Fearless: Urban Activism, Coup d’Etat, and Memory in Turkey by Christopher Houston (University of California Press, 2020).

In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Isreali Family and a Palestinian Family by Lis Harris (Beacon Press, 2020).

The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History, by Dina Danon (Stanford University Press, 2020).

The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties, by Eric Zolov (Duke University Press, 2020). [already gone!]

The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China by Jonathan Kaufman (Viking, 2020).

The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue by Marina Rustow (Princeton University Press, 2020).

Making Kantha, Making Home: Women at Work in Colonial Bengal by Pika Ghosh, (University of Washington Press, 2020)

Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health Britain’ Long Eighteenth Century, by Zachary Dorner (University of Chicago Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Migrant City: A New History of London by Panikos Panayi (Yale University Press, 2020).

A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil by Cassia Roth (Stanford University Press, 2020).

Muslims and Citizens: Islam, Politics, and the French Revolution by Ian Coller (Yale University Press, 2020). ISBN: 9780300243369.

An Open Secret: The History of Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion in Modern Bolivia by Natalie L. Kimball (Rutgers University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Out of the Shadow: Revisiting the Revolution from Post-Peace Guatemala edited by Julie Gibbings and Heather Vrana (University of Texas Press, 2020).

Persianate Sales: Memories of Place and Origin Before Nationalism, by Mana Kia (Stanford University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Peter Fidler: From York Factory to the Rocky Mountains, edited by Barbara Belyea (University Press of Colorado, 2020).

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Upper Huallaga Basin, Peru, by Yuichi Matsumoto (Yale University Press, 2020).

The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy and the Life of John Maynard Keynes by Zachary D. Carter (Random House, 2020).

Provincializing Global History: Money, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830 by James Livesey (Yale University Press, 2020). ISBN: 9780300237160.

Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World by Matt Alt (Crown, 2020). Already claimed!

La Raza Cosmetica: Beauty, Identity, and Settler Colonialism in Postrevolutionary Mexico by Natasha Varner, (University of Arizona Press, 2020).

Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany, edited Jay Howard Geller and Michael Meng (Rutgers University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century, by Adam Teller (Princeton University Press, 2020).

The Resistible Rise of Antisemitism: Exemplary Cases from Russia, Ukraine, and Poland, by Laura Engelstein (Brandeis University Press, 2020).

The Rise of West Lake: A Cultural Landmark in the Song Dynasty, by Xiaolin Duan (University of Washington Press, 2020).

The Sacred Cause: The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro, by Jeffrey D. Needell (Stanford University Press, 2020).

Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict That Made the Modern World, by Andrew Lambert (Yale University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Seeds of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea by David Fedman (University of Washington Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa, by M’hamed Oualdi (Columbia University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans: Indigenous Communities and the Revolutionary State in Mexico’s Gran Nayar, 1910-1940 by Nathaniel Morris (University of Arizona Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire by Lale Can (Stanford University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and her World by Amy Stanley (Scribner, 2020).

Taiwan in Dynamic Transition: Nation Building and Democratization, by Ryan Dunch and Ashley Esarey, eds. (University of Washington Press, 2020).

Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India by Andrew B. Liu (Yale University Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Teaching World History Thematically: Essential Questions and Document-Based Lessons to Connect Past and Present, by Rosalie Metro (Teachers College Press, 2020). [already gone!]

Time Travelers: Victorian Encounters with Time and History. Edited by Adelene Buckland and Sadiah Qureshi. (University of Chicago Press, 2020).

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (One World, 2020). [already claimed!]

The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire by Kate Fullagar (Yale University Press, 2020).

We are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World by Helen Yaffe (Yale University Press, 2020).

What the Emperor Built: Architecture and Empire in the Early Ming by Aurelia Campbell (University of Washington Press, 2020).

Where Dragon Veins Meet: The Kangxi Emperor and His Estate at Rehe, by Stephen H. Whiteman (University of Washington Press, 2020). [already claimed!]

Why Fiction Matters in Contemporary China by David Der-wei Wang (Brandeis University Press, 2020).

The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy, by Pamela Ballinger (Cornell University Press, 2020). [already gone!]

The World That Latin America Created: The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in the Development Era.  Margarita Fajardo. Harvard University Press, November 2021. ISBN: 978067420498.

Years of Glory: Nelly Benatar and the Pursuit of Justice in Wartime North Africa. Susan Gilson Miller. Stanford University Press, November 2021. ISBN: 9781503628458

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