New York History, a peer-reviewed quarterly co-published by the New York State Historical Association and the State University of New York College at Oneonta, publishes essays, documents and book reviews relevant to the history of New York State.
Now in its ninety-fifth year of publication, the journal has a number of books that are in need of qualified reviewers. We ask that book reviewers produce an informed assessment of the work, and place it within a broad historical context. In from 1,000 to 2,500 words, reviewers should also explore what is historically significant about the work and discuss whether it is worthy of the attention of our readers.
If you are interested in writing a book review for New York History, then please review our current list. Once you find a work that fits within your specialization, contact the journal’s book review editor, Dr. Thomas D. Beal, by electronic mail at email@example.com. Assignment due dates are negotiable; the book and our book review guidelines will be shipped to you.
Books for our War of 1812 Issue (review due date 15 December 2013):
George C. Daughan, 1812: The Navy’s War (Basic Books).
George C. Daughan, The Shining Sea: David Porter and the USS Essex During the War of 1812 (Basic Books).
Published Primary Documents in Need of Reviewers:
Stewart Doty, The Journal of Ann McMath: an Orphan in a New York Parsonage in the 1850s (SUNY Press).
Roger Haydon, Upstate Travels: British Views of Nineteenth-Century New York (Syracuse University Press).
Simon Desjardins, Castorland Journal: An Account of the Exploration and Settlement of New York State (Cornell University Press).
Ann D. Gordon, ed. The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, Volume VI: An Awful Hush, 1895-1906 (Rutgers University Press).
Valgene Dunham, Allegany to Appomoattox: The Life Letters of Private William Whitlock of the 188th New York Volunteers (Syracuse University Press).
David B. Mattern, et.al., The Papers of James Madison: Ritirement Series, Vol. 2: 1 February 1820-26 February 1823 (University of Virginia Press).
Book Reviews (1,000 to 2,500 words):
-Katherine Howlett Hayes, Slavery Before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884 (New York University Press).
-Marcus Rediker, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin Group).
-William Starna, From Homeland to New Land: A History of the Mahican Indians, 1600-1830 (University of Nebraska Press).
-Francis R. Kowsky, The Best Planned City in the World: Olmstead, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park System (University of Massachusetts Press).
-Nancy Foner, ed. One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press).
-Daniel K. Richter, Trade, Land, Power: The Truggle for Eastern North America (University of Pennsylvania Press).
-Donna Merwick, Stuyvesant Bound: An Essay on Loss Across Time (University of Pennsylvania Press).
-Brian Rice, The Rotinonshonni: A Traditional Iroquoian History Through the Eyes of Teharonhia:wako and Sawiskera (Syracuse University Press).
-Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism (Cornell University Press).
-Natalie A. Naylor, Women in Long Island's Past: A History of Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives (The History Press).
Antonia Petrash, Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement (The History Press).
-Edward P. Kohn, Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt (Basic Books).
-Gregory J. Dehler, The Most Defiant Devil: William Temple Hornaday & His Controversial Crusade to Save American Wildlife (University Press of Virginia).
-R.J.M. Blackett, Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery (University of North Carolina Press).
-Charity Vogel, The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck that Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads (Cornell University Press).
-James D. Livingston, Arsenic and Clam Chowder: Murder in a Gilded Age (SUNY Press).
-David F. Remington, Ashbel P. Fitch: Champion of Old New York (Syracuse University Press).
-Jacqueline A. McLeod, Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge June Bolin (University of Illinois Press).
-Christopher Vecsey, Following 9/11: Religion Coverage in the New York Times (Syracuse University Press).
-Robert W. Jackson, Highway Under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel (NYU Press).
-Steven H. Jaffee, New York at the War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham (Basic Books).
-David J. Silverman, Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early American (Cornell University Press).
-Jeanne Winston Adler, The Affair of the Veiled Murderess: An Antebellum Scandal and Mystery (SUNY Press)
-Stewart Doty, The Journal of Ann McMath: an Orphan in a New York Parsonage in the 1850s (SUNY Press)
-Kate Haulman, The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press).
-Steven A. Riess, The Sport Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865-1913 (Syracuse University Press).
-Eric Hinderaker, The Two Hendricks: Unraveling a Mohawk Mystery (Harvard University Press).
-Jennifer Guglielmo, Living the Revolution: Italian American Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 (University of North Carolina Press).
-Grey Osterud, Putting the Barn before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth Century New York (Cornell University Press).
-James Ransom, Vanishing Ironworks of the Ramapos: The Story of the Forges, Furnaces, and Mines of the New Jersey-New York (Fall Creek Books).
-Shirley Yee, An Immigrant Neighborhood: Interethnic and Interracial Encounters in New York before 1930 (Temple University Press).
-Melissa Weiner, Power, Protests and the Public Schools: Jewish and African American Struggles in New York City (Rutgers University Press).
-Craig D. Townsend, Faith in their own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City (Columbia University Press).
-Jonathan Soffer, Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City (Columbia University Press).
-Aurora Wallace, Media Capital: Architecture and Communications in New York City (University of Illinois Press).
-David Vaught, The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America (Johns Hopkins University Press).
-Lisa Phillips, A Renegade Union: Interracial Organizing and Labor Radicalism (University of Illinois Press).
-Nadine Ahlers, Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity and Struggles Against Subjection (Indiana University Press).
-Theodore Corbett, No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective (University of Oklahoma Press).
-M.M. Silver, Louis Marshall and the Rise of Jewish Ethnicity in America, A Biography (Syracuse University Press).
-Christian Krohn-Hansen, Making New York Dominican: Small Business, Politics and Everyday Life (University of Pennsylvania Press).
-Robert DeArment, Gunfighter in Gotham: Bat Masterson's New York Years (University of Oklahoma Press).
-Marquerite Holloway, Measure of Manhattan: The Tumultuous Career of John Randel, Jr. (WW Norton).
-Daniel Posterman, Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform…in New York City (Oxford University Press).
-Leon van den Broeke, Hans Krabbendam, and Dirk Mouw, eds., Transatlantic Pieties: Dutch Clergy in Colonial America (Wm. B. Eerdmans).
-Jonathan Conlin, ed., The Pleasure Garden, from Vauxhall to Coney Island (University of Pennsylvania Press).
-Charlene Mires, Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations (New York University Press).
-Richard Linnett, In the Godfather Garden: The Long Life and Times of Richie "the Boot" Boiardo (Rutgers University Press).
-Constance Rosenblum, Habits: Private Lives in the Big City (NYU Press).
-Emily K. Abel, The Inevitable Hour: A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America (Johns Hopkins University Press).
-Dave Dyer, A Forgotten Stockmarket Scandal from the 1920s (Syracuse University Press).
There are more! If you think you might be interested in doing a book review for New York History, please contact me for a full list.
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