Books Available for Review

New email for book reviews! 

The American Studies Journal would like to announce submissions for book reviews in forthcoming issues should be sent to the new Book Review Editor email:

Please send all book reviews and submissions for forthcoming issues to

The following is a list of books currently available for review. Please see our submission guidelines for more information. Select book reviews accepted for publication in the journal may also be posted on the blog. If you’re interested in reviewing one of them (or more than one in a longer review or review essay), please contact the Book Review Editor at

Brown Beauty
  1. Brown Beauty by Laila Haidarali, 2018
  2. Activist New York: A History of People, Protest, and Politics by Steven H. Jaffe, 2018
  3. Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas by Kaitlin M. Murphy, 2018
  4. Stolen Life (consent not to be a single being) by Fred Moten, 2018
  5. The Universal Machine by Fred Moten, 2018
  6. Before Chicano: Citizenship and the Making of Mexican American Manhood, 1848-1959 by Alberto Varon, 2018
  7. Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam by Sylvia Chan-Malik, 2018
  8. People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation in America from FDR to Reagan by Steven Attewell, 2018
  9. After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life by Joshua Chambers-Letson, 2018
  10. Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibilities by Alexis Lothian, 2018
  11.  This War Ain’t Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America by Nine Silber, 2018
  12. Bodies as Evidence: Security, Knowledge, and Power, Edited by Mark Maguire, Ursula Rao, and Nils Zurawski, 2018
  13. Keywords for African American Studies, Edited by Erica R. Edwards, Roderick A. Ferguson, and Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, 2018
  14. The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men, by John Ibson, 2018
  15. Race and Roots through Appalachia: Gone Home by Karida L. Brown, 2018
  16. Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation by Imani Perry, 2018
  17. Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai’i Statehood by Dean Itsui Saranillo, 2018
  18. Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor by Ronny Regev, 2018
  19. Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture by Tamura Lomax, 2018
  20. Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance by Amber Jamilla Musser, 2018
  21. Postracial Resistance: Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity by Ralina L. Joseph, 2018
  22. Tradition, Urban Identity, and the Baltimore “Hon”: The Folk in the City by David J. Puglia, 2018
  23.  The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music, by Nina Sun Eidsheim, 2019
  24. Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Edited by Jennifer Travis and Jessica Despain, 2018
  25. Fugitive Modernities: Kisama and the Politics of Freedom by Jessica A. Krug, 2018
  26. Conversations in Maine: An Essential Text for My Generation of Radicals by Robin D. G. Kelley, 2018
  27. The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon by Jaime Harker, 2018
  28. Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History by E. Patrick Johnson, 2018

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