Journal of American History

Presidential Address

Nuestra América: Latino History as United States History

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Why does Latino history matter? In her presidential address to the 2006 Organization of American Historians convention, Vicki L. Ruiz assesses the state of that field, highlighting sources, debates, and themes. Ruiz emphasizes three historical moments pivotal to reimagining an American narrative with Latinos as meaningful actors—1848 (the U.S.-Mexican War), 1898 (the Filipino-Cuban-Spanish-American War), and 1948 (the political activism of the Latino G.I. generation). From carving out a community in St. Augustine in 1565 to reflecting on colonialism and liberty in the 1890s to fighting for civil rights in the courts of the 1940s, Spanish-speaking peoples, Ruiz shows, have made U.S. history within and beyond the nation’s borders. (pp. 655–673) Read online >


Telling Stories: The Political Uses of Myth and History in the Cherokee and Creek Nations

933 Saunt

Claudio Saunt explores the ways Creek and Cherokee leaders seized on evolving distinctions between myth and history to tell their peoples’ stories of origin to themselves and their Euro-American adversaries. Beginning in the early nineteenth century, Cherokees and Creeks invoked, exploited, and shaped Western fantasies about myth to preserve their land title. Similarly, they drew on Western conceptions of history to defend their nations’ sovereignty and to cultivate nationalism among their own people. In the hands of Indians, myth and history became powerful weapons in a struggle against the United States. (pp. 673–97) Read online >

Dorothea Lange: The Photographer as Agricultural Sociologist

933 Gordon

Dorothea Lange has been much studied as a photographer, but the content of her work has rarely been incorporated into our understanding of the New Deal. Linda Gordon examines Lange as both a paid propagandist for federal agricultural programs and a knowledgeable critic of the business of U.S. agriculture. Working as a team for the Farm Security Administration, Lange and her husband, Paul Schuster Taylor, an agricultural economist, called attention to the horrendous working and living conditions of farm workers across the United States, particularly in California, and denounced the practices of large-scale agribusiness. Lange’s photographs and little-studied captions reveal the inadequacy of New Deal attempts to help farm workers. (pp. 698–727) Read online >

Conventional Iconoclasm: The Cultural Work of the Nietzsche Image in Twentieth-Century America

933 Ratner

In 1899 the American philosopher Charles M. Bakewell wondered how he could rationalize the current vogue for Friedrich Nietzsche. The German philosopher challenged American ideals such as truth, rationality, and equality, as well as faith in God. Yet, Nietzsche has conquered present-day America, with his philosophy appearing everywhere from university courses to our morning papers. Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen argues that the philosopher’s ideas cannot be divorced from his being. Nietzsche tapped into an undercurrent of American culture: the contest over the intellectual. American readers, then and now, found in Nietzsche’s tragic story—his alienation, madness, and mental collapse—a narrative about heroic striving, the fate of genius, and individual achievement and failure in modern life. (pp. 728–55) Read online >

Round Table

933 Levin

In September 2005 scholars gathered at George Mason University to assess the state of cultural history in America as a way of honoring Lawrence W. Levine and his work in creating and fostering the field. We publish some of the presentations from that conference. His longtime friend and colleague Leon F. Litwack sketches Levine’s life and career; Nell Irvin Painter and Jean-Christophe Agnew explore the significance of Levine’s work for the evolution of cultural history. A transcript of an oral history interview with Levine by Ann Lage, shown as a video at the conference, concludes our round table. We hope the essays and interview capture Levine as a scholar, a teacher, a pioneer in the world of history, and a man of humility and humor.

  • The State of Cultural History: A Conference in Honor of Lawrence W. Levine,
    Roy Rosenzweig (pp. 755–56) Read online >
  • Introduction,
    Leon F. Litwack (pp. 757–60) Read online >
  • Who We Are’: Lawrence Levine as William Jamesian Pragmatist and as Gustave de Baumont,
    Nell Irvin Painter (pp. 761–71) Read online >
  • Capitalism, Culture, and Catastrophe: Lawrence Levine and the Opening of Cultural History,
    Jean-Christophe Agnew (pp. 772–91) Read online >
  • An Interview with Lawrence W. Levine,
    Ann Lage (pp. 792–804) Read online >

A memorial to Lawrence W. Levine is available at

Exhibition Reviews

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  • “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” by Randall M. Miller (pp. 805–808) Read online >
  • “The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity 1915–1935,” by W. J. Rorabaugh (pp. 808–10) Read online >
  • “A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry 1860–1960,” by Ann Meyerson (pp. 810–15) Read online >
  • “African American Vernacular Photography: Selections from the Daniel Cowin Collection,” by Tanya Sheehan (pp. 815–19) Read online >
  • “Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest,” by Purnima Dhavan (pp. 819–20) Read online >
  • Arab American National Museum, by Raymond Silverman (pp. 821–22) Read online >
  • “America: Through Immigrant Eyes,” by Kathy M. Newman (pp. 825–27) Read online >
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, by Trevor Jones (pp. 827–30) Read online >
  • Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, by Nico Slate (pp. 830–33) Read online >

Book Reviews

Dec. 2006, Vol. 93 No. 3

Alphabetical by the last name of the book's first author or editor.

  • Adler, First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt: Homicide in Chicago, 1875–1920, by Michael Willrich
  • Allmendinger, Imagining the African American West, by Gerald R. Butters Jr.
  • Anthony, Max Yergan: Race Man, Internationalist, Cold Warrior, by Gerald Horne
  • Aron, American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State, by Michael Cassity
  • Ashby, With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture since 1830, by Richard Butsch
  • Baker, Securing the Commonwealth: Debt, Speculation, and Writing in the Making of Early America, by Jonathan M. Chu
  • Baldwin, Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky’s Moonlight Schools: Fighting for Literacy in America, by Thomas H. Appleton Jr.
  • Ballenger, Self, Senility, and Alzheimer’s Disease in Modern America: A History, by Gerald N. Grob
  • Barr, ed., The Boundaries between Us: Natives and Newcomers along the Frontiers of the Old Northwest Territory, 1750–1850, by Larry L. Nelson
  • Bender, Sweated Work, Weak Bodies: Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns and Languages of Labor, by Bruce Cohen
  • Berkowitz, Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies, by Yanek Mieczkowski
  • Berman, Creole Crossings: Domestic Fiction and the Reform of Colonial Slavery, by Eve Allegra Raimon
  • Bigham, On Jordan’s Banks: Emancipation and Its Aftermath in the Ohio River Valley, by Cheryll Ann Cody
  • Blaufarb, Bonapartists in the Borderlands: French Exiles and Refugees on the Gulf Coast, 1815–1835, by Thomas N. Ingersoll
  • Bolton, The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870–1980, by J. Todd Moye
  • Branch, At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965–68, by James R. Ralph Jr.
  • Brundage, The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory, by Gaines M. Foster
  • Busto, King Tiger: The Religious Vision of Reies López Tijerina, by Carl Allsup
  • Calloway, The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America, by Daniel P. Barr
  • Carmichael, The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion, by Christopher J. Olsen
  • Carretta, Equiano the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man, by G. Ugo Nwokeji
  • Carroll, The American Presence in Ulster: A Diplomatic History, 1796–1996, by John Dumbrell
  • Carter, Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800–1865, by Angela Boswell
  • Chan, ed., Chinese American Transnationalism: The Flow of People, Resources, and Ideas between China and America during the Exclusion Era, by Mae Ngai
  • Clark, Defining Moments: African American Commemoration and Political Culture in the South, 1863–1913, by Scot French
  • Colaiaco, Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July, by William B. Rogers
  • Connerly, “The Most Segregated City in America”: City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham, 1920–1980, by Arnold R. Hirsch
  • Countryman, Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia, by Peniel E. Joseph
  • Crowther-Heyck, Herbert A. Simon: The Bounds of Reason in Modern America, by James H. Capshew
  • Daniels, One O’Clock Jump: The Unforgettable History of the Oklahoma City Blue Devils, by Burton W. Peretti
  • Donovan, White Slave Crusades: Race, Gender, and Anti-vice Activism, 1887–1917, by Leslie Fishbein
  • Douglas, Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle over Northern School Segregation, 1865–1954, by Barry M. Franklin
  • Druks, John F. Kennedy and Israel, by Peter L. Hahn
  • Dublin and Licht, The Face of Decline: The Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Twentieth Century, by Richard P. Mulcahy
  • Dunaway, Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform, by C. Elizabeth Raymond
  • Duncombe and Mattson, The Bobbed Haired Bandit: A True Story of Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York, by Samantha Barbas
  • Edwards, Morocco Bound: Disorienting America’s Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express, by Melani McAlister
  • Eisenmann, Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945–1965, by Nancy Woloch
  • Engel, Poor People’s Medicine: Medicaid and American Charity Care since 1945, by David T. Beito
  • Estes, The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture, by Robert W. Smith
  • Faragher, A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland, by Gordon T. Stewart
  • Farber, The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered, by Ada Ferrer
  • Farrow, Lang, and Frank, Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery, by Joanne Pope Melish
  • Feldman, ed., Politics and Religion in the White South, by Douglas Carl Abrams
  • Fermaglich, American Dreams and Nazi Nightmares: Early Holocaust Consciousness and Liberal America, 1957–1965, by Henry L. Feingold
  • Frasca, Benjamin Franklin’s Printing Network: Disseminating Virtue in Early America, by Charles E. Clark
  • Fried, The Man Everybody Knew: Bruce Barton and the Making of Modern America, by Walter A. Friedman
  • Gaines, American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era, by Brenda Gayle Plummer
  • Gerber, Authors of Their Lives: The Personal Correspondence of British Immigrants to North America in the Nineteenth Century, by William E. Van Vugt
  • Gidlow, The Big Vote: Gender, Consumer Culture, and the Politics of Exclusion, 1890s–1920s, by Gayle Gullett
  • Giffin, African Americans and the Color Line in Ohio, 1915–1930, by Joe William Trotter Jr.
  • Gobat, Confronting the American Dream: Nicaragua under U.S. Imperial Rule, by Paul J. Dosal
  • Goldstein, The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity, by Clive Webb
  • Good, A Search for Unity in Diversity: The “Permanent Hegelian Deposit” in the Philosophy of John Dewey, by Thomas C. Dalton
  • Gordon and Inscoe, eds., Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas, by Robert E. Bonner
  • Graham, Young Activists: American High School Students in the Age of Protest, by Alexander Bloom
  • Greenberg, Manifest Manhood and the Antebellum American Empire, by Tom Chaffin
  • Greene, Fort Randall on the Missouri, 1856–1892, by Jeffrey Ostler
  • Grier, Pets in America: A History, by Susan D. Jones
  • Guenther, “Rememb’ring our Time and Work is the Lords”: The Experiences of Quakers on the Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania Frontier, by Jack D. Marietta
  • Hackel, Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis: Indian-Spanish Relations in Colonial California, 1769–1850, by Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela
  • Horowitz, Putting Meat on the American Table: Taste, Technology, Transformation, by Harvey Levenstein
  • Horton and Horton, eds., Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory, by Alfred L. Brophy
  • Hufbauer, Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory, by Barbara Franco
  • Hulsebosch, Constituting Empire: New York and the Transformation of Constitutionalism in the Atlantic World, 1664–1830, by Roger H. Brown
  • Jackson, Seeking the Region in American Literature and Culture: Modernity, Dissidence, Innovation, by Judith Richardson
  • Jackson, Science for Segregation: Race, Law, and the Case against Brown v. Board of Education, by Kevin M. Kruse
  • Jacobson, Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post–Civil Rights America, by John D. Buenker
  • Johnson, Congress and the Cold War, by Jeffery C. Livingston
  • Jung, Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii’s Interracial Labor Movement, by Jonathan Y. Okamura
  • Karabel, The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, by William J. Reese
  • Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, by LeRoy Ashby
  • Kennedy, Braided Relations, Entwined Lives: The Women of Charleston’s Urban Slave Society, by Stephanie Camp
  • Kerrison, Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South, by Lorri Glover
  • Kerstetter, God’s Country, Uncle Sam’s Land: Faith and Conflict in the American West, by Randi J. Walker
  • Kimble, Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds and Domestic Propaganda, by Allan M. Winkler
  • Kirsch, Proving Grounds: Project Plowshare and the Unrealized Dream of Nuclear Earthmoving, by J. Samuel Walker
  • Kleinberg, Widows and Orphans First: The Family Economy and Social Welfare Policy, 1880–1939, by Beverly Stadum
  • Knupfer, The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women’s Activism, by Davarian L. Baldwin
  • Krainz, Delivering Aid: Implementing Progressive Era Welfare in the American West, by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
  • Kramer, The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, & the Philippines, by Sharon Delmendo
  • Kuklick, Blind Oracles: Intellectuals and War from Kennan to Kissinger, by Robert A. Strong
  • Lambert, “If the Workers Took a Notion”: The Right to Strike and American Political Development, by Timothy J. Minchin
  • Lassiter, The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South, by Raymond A. Mohl
  • Lécuyer, Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930–1970, by Margaret Pugh O’Mara
  • Lee, The Tennessee-Virginia Tri-Cities: Urbanization in Appalachia, 1900–1950, by Mark T. Banker
  • Lemay, The Life of Benjamin Franklin, vol. I: Journalist, 1706–1730, by Kerry S. Walters
  • Lemay, The Life of Benjamin Franklin, vol. II: Printer and Publisher, 1730–1747, by Kerry S. Walters
  • Leuchtenburg, The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, by Dan T. Carter
  • Liebersohn, The Travelers’ World: Europe to the Pacific, by Barry Gough
  • Lindenmeyer, The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood in the 1930s, by Julia Grant
  • Lippy, Do Real Men Pray? Images of the Christian Man and Male Spirituality in White Protestant America, by Dane Claussen
  • Luria, Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, D.C., by Donald R. Kennon
  • Lyons, Sex among the Rabble: An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730–1830, by Lee V. Chambers
  • Mancini, Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals: From His Times to Ours, by Bruce P. Frohnen
  • Mart, Eye on Israel: How America Came to View the Jewish State as an Ally, by John Snetsinger
  • Mason, Civilized Creatures: Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American Literature, 1850–1900, by Glenn Hendler
  • McCartney, Power and Progress: American National Identity, the War of 1898, and the Rise of American Imperialism, by Louis A. Pérez Jr.
  • McClure, Earnest Endeavors: The Life and Public Work of George Rublee, by David M. Esposito
  • McCrady, Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands, by Richmond L. Clow
  • McDonald, ed., Thomas Jefferson’s Military Academy: Founding West Point, by James L. Morrison Jr.
  • McFarland and Roll, Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years, by Andrew D. Grossman
  • McKibben, Beyond Cannery Row: Sicilian Women, Immigration, and Community in Monterey, California, 1915–1999, by Nancy C. Carnevale
  • McKnight, Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why, by Anna K. Nelson
  • Medovoi, Rebels: Youth and the Cold War Origins of Identity, by Stephen J. Whitfield
  • Messer, Stories of Independence: Identity, Ideology, and History in Eighteenth-Century America, by Jonathan M. Beagle
  • Mickenberg, Learning from the Left: Children’s Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States, by Robert C. Cottrell
  • Milford, The Gardiners of Massachusetts: Provincial Ambition and the British-American Career, by Mary Lou Lustig
  • Monaco, Moses Levy of Florida: Jewish Utopian and Antebellum Reformer, by Mark I. Greenberg
  • Moore, Carnival of Blood: Dueling, Lynching, and Murder in South Carolina, 1880–1920, by Christopher Waldrep
  • Morgan, Planters’ Progress: Modernizing Confederate Georgia, by William Warren Rogers Jr.
  • Moskowitz, Standard of Living: The Measure of the Middle Class in Modern America, by Eileen Boris
  • Murray, ed., Throwing Off the Cloak of Privilege: White Southern Women Activists in the Civil Rights Era, by Rebecca S. Montgomery
  • Nashel, Edward Lansdale’s Cold War, by Walter L. Hixson
  • Neely, The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Era, by Charles W. Calhoun
  • Osgood, Total Cold War: Eisenhower’s Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad, by Jeff Broadwater
  • Pfau, The Political Style of Conspiracy: Chase, Sumner, and Lincoln, by Stephen E. Maizlish
  • Priest, Global Gambits: Big Steel and the U.S. Quest for Manganese, by Paul A. Tiffany
  • Raeburn, A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography, by F. Jack Hurley
  • Reese, America’s Public Schools: From the Common School to "No Child Left Behind", by Don T. Martin
  • Robertson, The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination, by W. David Lewis
  • Rucker, The River Flows On: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity Formation in Early America, by Douglas R. Egerton
  • Rymph, Republican Women: Feminism and Conservatism from Suffrage through the Rise of the New Right, by Francesca Morgan
  • Saul, Friends or Foes? The United States and Soviet Russa, 1921–1941, by David C. Engerman
  • Sayre, The Indian Chief as Tragic Hero: Native Resistance and the Literatures of America, from Moctezuma to Tecumseh, by Jacquelyn Kilpatrick
  • Schwartz, The Rabbi’s Wife: The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life, by Melissa R. Klapper
  • Sherman and Nardin, eds., Terror, Culture, Politics: Rethinking 9/11, by Kevin Mattson
  • Silber, Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War, by Jeanie Attie
  • Smith, Japanese American Midwives: Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880–1950, by Catherine Ceniza Choy
  • Smith, From Dominance to Disappearance: The Indians of Texas and the Near Southwest, 1786–1859, by Daniel J. Gelo
  • Sotiropoulos, Staging Race: Black Performers in Turn of the Century America, by Scott A. Newman
  • Soyer, ed., A Coat of Many Colors: Immigration, Globalization, and Reform in New York City’s Garment Industry, by Daniel Katz
  • Stockley, Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas, by Greta de Jong
  • Stoler, Allies in War: Britain and America against the Axis Powers, 1940–1945, by James Jay Carafano
  • Stromquist, Reinventing “The People”: The Progressive Movement, the Class Problem, and the Origins of Modern Liberalism, by Dominic A. Pacyga
  • Taaffe, Commanding the Army of the Potomac, by Ethan S. Rafuse
  • Tate, Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails, by Robert Carriker
  • Taylor, The Divided Family in Civil War America, by Lesley J. Gordon
  • Tilchin and Neu, eds., Artists of Power: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Their Enduring Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy, by Frank Ninkovich
  • Tone, War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895–1898, by David Healy
  • Townsend, Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City, by Graham Russell Gao Hodges
  • Van Vugt, British Buckeyes: The English, Scots, and Welsh in Ohio, 1700–1900, by R. Douglas Hurt
  • Vecchio, Merchants, Midwives, and Laboring Women: Italian Migrants in Urban America, by Caroline Waldron Merithew
  • Venet, A Strong-Minded Woman: The Life of Mary A. Livermore, by Sylvia D. Hoffert
  • Ward, George Washington’s Enforcers: Policing the Continental Army, by Gregory T. Knouff
  • Wergland, One Shaker Life: Isaac Newton Youngs, 1793–1865, by Elizabeth A. De Wolfe
  • West, The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations, by W. Fitzhugh Brundage
  • Westad, The Global Cold War, by H. W. Brands
  • Westbrook, Democratic Hope: Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth, by George Cotkin
  • White, Holding the Line: Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy toward Africa, 1953–1961, by James H. Meriwether
  • Wooster, Frontier Crossroads: Fort Davis and the West, by William A. Dobak

Movie Reviews

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  • “Reel Report, 2005–2006,” by Robert Brent Toplin (pp. 965–67) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Massacre at Mystic, by Tracy Neal Leavelle (pp. 967–68) Read online >
  • The War That Made America: The Story of the French and Indian War, by Daniel P. Barr (pp. 968–69) Read online >
  • John and Abigail Adams, by C. Bradley Thompson (pp. 969–70) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexepectedly Changed America: Shays’ Rebellion—America’s First Civil War, by Donald L. Robinson (pp. 970–71) Read online >
  • The Supreme Court, Part I: The Least Dangerous Branch, by Scott D. Gerber (pp. 971–72) Read online >
  • John Marshall: Citizen, Stateman, Jurist, by Scott King-Owen (pp. 972–73) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Gold Rush, by Mark A. Eifler (pp. 973–74) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Antietam, by John Cimprich (pp. 974–75) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: The Homestead Strike, by Edward Slavishak (pp. 975–76) Read online >
  • Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, by Tilden Edelstein (pp. 976–77) Read online >
  • Mary Pickford, by Kathleen Feeley (pp. 977–79) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Scopes—The Battle over America’s Soul, by Constance Clark (pp. 979–80) Read online >
  • Eugene O’Neill: A Documentary Film, by Peter Conn (pp. 980–81) Read online >
  • Langston Hughes: Working toward Salvation, by Kate A. Baldwin (pp. (pp. 981–82) Read online >
  • The March of the Bonus Army, by Paul Bonnifield (pp. 982–83) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Einstein’s Letter, by WynWachhorst (pp. 983–84) Read online >
  • The Nuremberg Trials, by Manfred Jonas (pp. 984–85) Read online >
  • Good Night, and Good Luck, by Ron Briley (pp. 985–86) Read online >
  • Las Vegas: An Unconventional History, by Hal K. Rothman (pp. 986–87) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: When America was Rocked, by Michael T. Bertrand (pp. 987–88) Read online >
  • Brokeback Mountain, by Susan Lee Johnson (pp. 988–90) Read online >
  • Capote, by Charles L. Ponce de Leon (pp. 990–91) Read online >
  • Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Freedom Summer, by Mark Newman (pp. 991–92) Read online >
  • Two Days in October, by Jeremi Suri (pp. 992–93) Read online >
  • Race to the Moon: The Daring Adventure of Apollo 8, by Roger D. Launius (pp. 994–95) Read online >
  • Broken Brotherhood: Vietnam and the Boys from Colgate, by Scott Laderman (pp. 995–96) Read online >
  • A Reunion of Soldiers (A Vietnam Reflection: A Documentary), by Pierre Asselin (pp. 996–97) Read online >
  • One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern, by Edward P. Morgan (pp. 997) Read online >
  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, by Thomas Doherty (pp. 997–99) Read online >

Web site Reviews

Web site reviews are available without a subscription.

  • The New Georgia Encyclopedia, by J. William Harris (pp. 1000–1002) Read online >
  • Investing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, by Elena Razlogova (pp. 1002) Read online >
  • Separate Is Not Equal Brown v. Board of Education; The University of Michigan Digital Archive Brown v. Board of Education, and Brown@50: Fulfilling the Promise, by Mary L. Dudziak (pp. 1002–1004) Read online >
  • Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution, by Lila Corwin Berman (pp. 1004–1005) Read online >

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“Near Douglas, Georgia. ‘You don’t have to worriate so much and you’ve got time to raise somp’n to eat.’ The program to eliminate the risk and uncertainty of a one-crop system meets the approval of this sharecropper. She sits on the porch and sorts tobacco.” July 1938. Photo by Dorothea Lange. Courtesy Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, fsa/owi Collection, LC-USF34-018708-E. See Linda Gordon, “Dorothea Lange: The Photographer as Agricultural Sociologist,” p. 698.

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