2018 Issue

Essays in History, Vol. 51, 2018

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Forty-Five Degrees of Separation: Imperial and Indigenous Geographical Knowledge and the Bordering of Quebec in the 1760s by Michael Gunther (Georgia Gwinnett College)

Historiographical Essays:

A Just Estimate of a Lie: A Historiography of World War II Era Propaganda Films by Christopher Maiytt (Western Michigan University)

Marriage and the Modern American Family: Preserving the Heterosexual Family and Pursuing Marital Bliss by Julia B. Devin (Binghamton University SUNY)


Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age reviewed by Olga Koulisis (University of Connecticut)

The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 reviewed by Timothy M. Reagin (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond: Redefining Humanity’s Purpose in Space reviewed by Tyler Peterson (Texas A&M University)

Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability reviewed by Shu Wan(University of Iowa)

German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic reviewed by Shawn M. Reagin(Georgia State University)

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England reviewed by Roberto O. Flores de Apodaca(University of South Carolina)

The Slaveholding Crisis: Fear of Insurrection and the Coming of the Civil War reviewed by Shawn B. Devaney(Texas Christian University)

The Korean War: A History reviewed by Kyu-hyun Jo(University of Chicago)

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South reviewed by Kelly Kean Sharp(University of California, Davis)

Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics reviewed by Keith McNamara(University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Ancient World reviewed by Jordan F. Slavik(University of Maryland, College Park)

The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis reviewed by John Young(The University of Alabama)

The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America reviewed by Johnny Fulfer(University of South Florida)

The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World reviewed by Erica Heinsen-Roach(University of South Florida St. Petersburg)

Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War: The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race reviewed by Christian Peterson(Ferris State University)

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