• Haphazard Colonial Dispossession

    By JONAS BENS

    Review of Empire and the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, Property and Indigenous Peopleby Bain Attwood

    March 30, 2022
  • From Compromise to New Birth: Lincoln’s Constitution, and Ours

    By GEOFFREY R. KIRSCH

    Review of The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution, by James Oakes, and The Broken Constitution: Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America, by Noah Feldman

    March 03, 2022
  • Skull Bumps and the "Criminal"

    By CATHERINE L. EVANS

    Review of An Organ of Murder: Crime, Violence, and Phrenology in Nineteenth-Century America, by Courtney E. Thompson

    December 09, 2021
  • Burn it Down

    By JOHN HAVARD

    Review of Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire, by Tom Zoellner

    December 02, 2021
  • How the Office Came Home

    By ASHEESH KAPUR SIDDIQUE

    Review of Office by Sheila Liming, and The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information, by Craig Robertson

    July 09, 2021
  • The Transformative Power of War

    By MARGOT TUDOR

    Review of War: How Conflict Shaped Us, by Margaret MacMillan 

    May 21, 2021
  • When the US Chose Power

    By AILEEN TEAGUE

    Review of Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy, by Stephen Wertheim

    April 23, 2021
  • The House of Forgery

    By DEREK DUNNE

    Review of Literary Forgery in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1800 edited by Walter Stephens and Earle A. Havens, assisted by Janet E. Gomez

    April 08, 2021
  • An Unconventional Alliance

    By PAUL MUSGRAVE

    Review of Oil Powers: A History of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance by Victor McFarland

    March 31, 2021
  • The Nationalism of Human Rights

    By JAMES LOEFFLER

    Review of A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States, by Eric D. Weitz

    March 25, 2021
  • Conjuring the Colonial Frontier

    By JEPPE MULICH

    Review of Ruling the Savage Periphery: Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State, by Benjamin D. Hopkins 

    March 17, 2021
  • Hanging Together, Hanging Separately?

    By JUSTIN du RIVAGE

    Review of 1774: The Long Year of Revolution, by Mary Beth Norton, and The Will of the People: The Revolution Birth of America, by T. H. Breen

    December 15, 2020
  • Chai Capitalism

    By KELVIN NG

    Review of Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India, by Andrew B. Liu 

    December 09, 2020
  • Espionage at the Edge of Empire

    By BENJAMIN BREEN

    Review of Spies and Scholars: Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia’s Quest for World Power by Gregory Afinogenov 

    December 03, 2020
  • The Travails of Plymouth Colony

    By LAEL WEINBERGER

    Review of They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty, by John G. Turner

    November 25, 2020
  • The Legacy of Police Power

    By MOHAMMED ALLEHBI

    Review of Police Power in the Italian Communes, 1228-1326, by Gregory Roberts

    November 18, 2020
  • To Secure a Liberty of the Press?

    By TREVOR ROSS

    Review of The Revolution in Freedoms of Press and Speech: From Blackstone to the First Amendment and Fox’s Libel Act, by Wendell Bird

    November 11, 2020
  • The Inescapable Pull of Our Unsatisfying Electoral College

    By KEITH E. WHITTINGTON

    Review of Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?, by Alexander Keyssar

    November 02, 2020
  • A Farewell to Arms

    By MICHAEL FALCONE

    Review of The Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One World, by Samuel Zipp

    October 21, 2020
  • Are We There Yet?

    By DAVID LEOPOLD

    Review of Foretelling the End of Capitalism: Intellectual Misadventures Since Karl Marx, by Francesco Boldizzoni

    October 07, 2020

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