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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents”


The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents. Edited by Ernesto Chavez. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. The 1846-1848 Mexican-American War may be interpreted as a bald-faced adventure in conquest; it may also be interpreted as an unfolding of … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Race and Reunion”


Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. By David W. Blight. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. One of the most powerful elements of historical study in the last thirty years is the nature of memory. The analysis … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Looking South”


Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization. By Mary E. Frederickson. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011. Historian Mary E. Frederickson presents in Looking South not so much a coherent analysis of labor, race, … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Dog Whistle Politics”


Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. By Ian Haney López. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. There is no doubt, and it is confirmed in this book, that racism is the … Continue reading

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