Book Review Guidelines

We invite the submission of book reviews for publication.  Please consult the guidelines and list below to see books available for review. We also welcome your suggestions for books published within the last two years and will request any book that you are interested in reviewing from the publisher if we do not have it. Book review submissions are due by January 15 for publication in the Spring and by July 15 for publication in the Fall issue.  They should be submitted as an electronic MS Word file emailed to Erin Redihan, Book Reviews Editor, at

  • Each review should be 1,000 – 3,000 words

  • Include your name, position, and institution affiliation (if applicable) for your by-line.


       e.g., Jane Doe is an assistant professor of History at Bowdoin College.


  • Review Heading: Author. Title. Place: Publisher, Year. Pages. (Binding).


       e.g., Michael Perlman. Emancipation and Reconstruction: 1862-1879. Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan                   Davidson, 1987. 150 pages. (paperback).


  • You are welcome to submit two reviews per issue.

Book Review Request Form

Thanks! Your request has been sent toErin Redihan, Book Review Editor.

List of Books for Review

Alexander, Lisa Doris
Expanding the Black Film Canon: Race and Genre across Six Decades
UKansas Press
Asher, Colin
Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren
W.W. Norton
Austin, Allan W. and Patrick L. Hamilton
All New, All Different? A History of Race and the American Superhero
UTexas Press
Battisti, Danielle
Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform, 1945-1965
Fordham University Press
Beck, Daniel R.M.
Unfair Labor? American Indians and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
UNebraska Press
Belgrad, Daniel
The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in '70s America
UChicago Press
Bertellini, Giorgio
The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America
UC Press
Blackwood, Sarah
The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth Century United States
UNC Press
Blee, Lisa
Monumental Mobility: The Memory Word of Massasoit
UNC Press
Braun, Juliane
Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans
UVirginia Press
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