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Gold and Swingler

From the 1920s-1940s, in America and Britain, many writers, artists, poets, musicians and other cultural workers were drawn to socially democratic artforms, influenced by Popular Front cultural aesthetics. The very broad group, which may have been ‘pro Communist’ politically and interested in diverse expressions of egalitarianism culturally, are frequently defined mainly in relationship to theContinue reading “Gold and Swingler”

Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multi-Racial Jewish Family

Hannah Holtschneider reviews a compelling exploration of changing ideas about race, of human relationships in colonial empires, of Jewish minorities in slave societies, of religious identity and belonging, and of migration across the Anglophone Atlantic from the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century.

Soldiers, Saints, and Shamans

Mark Lawrence reviews this vital text, which brings ‘clarity and interest’ to the experiences and perspectives of indigenous populations during the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath.

Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power

David A. Nichols reviews this ‘deeply researched and insightful’ study of ‘an expansive and enduring Indigenous regime that commanded human fates in the North American interior for generations’.

A Promised Land

Daniel Snowman reviews a ‘highly absorbing’ account of the former US President’s personal and political life, up to the death of Osama bin Laden.