In this valuable study, Caitlin Rosenthal isolates an assortment of business practices and technologies that reflect the sophistication of New World plantation economies — dispelling myths of their romantic crudeness.
Harvard University Press
Is there a disconnect between artists and meaningful resistance movements?
The critic settles too comfortably too often on a familiar trope — Ireland’s sense of promise squelched.
Oscar Wilde’s life might have been tortured, but the writer never believed he had been disgraced, only rejected.
Why didn’t a legal mind as brilliant as Richard Posner’s get to the Supreme Court? One suspects his candor and bluntness.
For a reader without the reference points of mid-twentieth century Lithuania and Poland, this deeply researched biography can be a slog.
Two books — one nonfiction, the other fiction — that deal with Jewish history.
Why did rock and roll become white? Music critic Jack Hamilton’s extraordinary new book provides a challenging answer.
The Annotated Poe invites readers to take a fresh look at Edgar Allan Poe and his far-ranging artistic legacy.
Otto Dov Kulka’s exploration of the time he spent in Auschwitz as a child won the 2014 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate prize, one of the judges calling it “the greatest book on Auschwitz since Primo Levi.”