June: Issue 2

Current Issue: Vol. 126, No. 2

In This Issue

This issue of the AHR is the last that will appear under my editorship, as my term ends August 1. It effectively showcases some of the innovations that I like to think have become the hallmark of the journal during my tenure. Read more...

From the Editor

"From the Editor's Desk: Persilschein," by Alex Lichtenstein


"'Toilet Paper Panic': Uncertainty and Insecurity in Early 1970s Japan," by Eiko Maruko Siniawer
"The Unexceptional State: Rethinking the State in the Nineteenth Century (France, United States)," by Nicolas Barreyre and Claire Lemercier

"Europe's Forgotten Unfinished Revolution: Peasant Power, Social Mobilization, and Communism in the Southern Italian Countryside, 1943-45," by Rosario Forlenza

"Grassroots Glasnost: Experimental Art, Participation, and Civic Life in 1980s East Berlin," by Briana J. Smith

"The Empire Strikes Back from Within: Colonial Liberation and the Korean Minority Question at the Birth of Postwar Japan, 1945-47," by Deokhyo Choi

"'A Genius without Direction': The Abortive Exile of Dugmore Boetie and the Fate of Southern African Refugees in a Decolonizing Africa," by Benjamin N. Lawrance and Vusumuzi R. Kumalo

"Walking While Indian, Walking While Black: Policing in a Colonial City," by Sylvia Sellers-García

History Unclassified

"Community-Engaged History: A Reflection on the 100th Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre," by Karlos K. Hill

"An Illumination of a Floating World," by William Gallois

"Darkness at Noon: On History, Narrative, and Domestic Violence," by Joy Neumeyer

"On Silence and History," by Lilia Topouzova

AHR Reappraisal

"'The Vanished Power of the Usual Reign': Jackson Lears, No Place of Grace, and the Struggle for Hegemony in History," by Andrew Seal

Featured Reviews

"Giuliana Chamedes. A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican's Battle to Remake Christian Europe." By Michael E. O'Sullivan

"Marixa Lasso. Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal." By Catherine C. LeGrand

"Andrew A. Robichaud. Animal City: The Domestication of America." By Jessica Wang

"Emma Kuby. Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight against Concentration Camps after 1945." By Rebecca Clifford

"Kirsten L. Ziomek. Lost Histories: Recovering the Lives of Japan's Colonial Peoples." By Alice Y. Tseng

"Sarah Milov. The Cigarette: A Political History." By Barbara Hahn

"Allan J. Lichtman. Repeal the Second Amendment: The Case for a Safer America; Jennifer Tucker, Barton C. Hacker, Margaret Viner, editors. A Right to Bear Arms? The Contested Role of History in Contemporary Debates on the Second Amendment." By Nathan R. Kozuskanich

"Eugene McCarraher. The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity." By Alexia M. Yates

"Colin Koopman. How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person." By Hallam Stevens

"David Sorkin. Jewish Emancipation: A History across Five Centuries." By Marsha Rozenblit

"Eren Tasar. Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia." By Jeff Eden

AHR in the News

"Confronting the Myth of Objectivity: Historian Karlos Hill has found his 'power' teaching the 1921 Tulsa race massacre," by David M. Perry

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