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 November 26, 2021)

Books published in 2021

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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

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!]

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!]

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.

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.

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. 

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.

The Zuo Tradition/Zuozhuan Reader: Selections from China’s Earliest Narrative History translated by Stephen Durrant, Wai-yee Li, and David Schaberg (University of Washington Press, 2020).

Books published in 2019 (i.e., soon to disappear)

Celluloid Classicism: Early Tamil Cinema and the Making of Modern Bharatanatyam by Hari Krishnan (Wesleyan University Press, 2019).

Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850, by Sugata Ray (University of Washington Press, 2019). [already claimed!]

Colonial Transactions: Imaginaries, Bodies, and Histories in Gabon, by Florence Bernault (Duke University Press, 2019). [already claimed]

The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese and the Founding of the Thai Nation, by Wasana Wongsurawat (University of Washington Press, 2019). [already claimed!]

Dangerous Council: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece by Matthew Landauer (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya by Robert W. Blunt (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

The Global Bourgeoisie: The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire edited by Christof Dejung, David Motadel, and Jurgen Osterhammel (Princeton University Press, 2019). [already claimed!]

History and Collective Memory in South Asia, 1200—2000, by Sumit Guha (University of Washington Press, 2019).

Imperial Bodies: Empire and Death in Alexandria, Egypt by Shana Minkin (Stanford University Press, 2019).

In Search of the Lost Decade: Everyday Rights in Post-Dictatorship Argentina by Jennifer Adair (University of California Press, 2019).

India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765 by Richard M. Eaton (University of California Press, 2019).

International Impact of Colonial Rule in Korea, 1910-1945 edited by Yong-Chool Ha (University of Washington Press, 2019).

The Kongs of Qufu: The Descendants of Confucius in Late Imperial China, by Christopher S. Agnew (University of Washington Press, 2019). [already claimed!]

The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt by Jennifer L. Derr (Stanford University Press, 2019).

Making the Modern Slum: The Power of Capital in Colonial Bombay by Sheetal Chhabria, (University of Washington Press, 2019).

The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found by Violet Moller (Anchor, 2019).

Nazi Juggernaut in the Basque Country and Catalonia, edited by Xabier Irujo and Queralt Sole (University Press of Nevada, 2019).

The Outsiders: Refugees in Europe Since 1492 by Philipp Ther, Translated by Jeremiah Riemer (Princeton University Press, 2019).

Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders by Peter Lehr (Yale University Press, 2019).

Queen, Mother and Stateswoman: Mariana of Austria and the Government of Spain, by Silvia Z. Michell (Penn State University, 2019). [already claimed!]

Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir by Ather Zia (University of Washington Press, 2019).

Rotten Bodies: Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain, by Kevin Siena (Yale University Press, 2019).

The Shahnameh: The Persian Epic as World Literature by Hamid Dabashi (Columbia University Press, 2019).

To the Shores of Chile: The Journal and History of the Brouwer Expedition to Valdivia in 1643, by Mark Meuwese (Penn State University, 2019).

Undaunted Women of Nanking: The Wartime Diaries of Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-fang edited and translated by Hua-ling Hu and Zhang Lian-hong (Southern Illinois University Press, 2019).

Under Quarantine: Immigrants and Disease at Israel’s Gate by Rhona Seidelman (Rutgers University Press, 2019).

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, by Jared Diamond (Little, Brown and Company, 2019).

The Zong: A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery by James Walvin (Yale University Press, 2019).

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