Compiled by Dr. Claire A. Jantz, Book Review Editor for Material Culture
Contact: Cajant@ship.edu or 717-477-1399

Al-Khamis, Ulrike and Stefan Weber. Early Capitals of Islamic Culture: The Art and Culture of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad (650 – 950). Hirmer Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 9783777422442.

Ammon, Francesca Russello. Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape. Yale University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780300200683.

Archer, John, Paul J.P. Sandul, and Katherine Solomonson (eds). Making Suburbua: New Histories of Everyday America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780816692996.

Arnold, Dean E. The Evolution of Ceramic Production Organization in a Maya Community. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2015. ISBN: 9781607323136.

Atta, John R. Van. Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 1785 – 1850. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781421412757.

Avila, Eric. The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780816680733.

Barnard, Sandy. Photographing Custer’s Battlefield: The Images of Kenneth F. Roahen. Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma, 2016. ISBN: 9780806151595.

Barros, Maureen Hubbard, Brian W. Gorman, and Robert A. Uhlig, eds. Stone Houses of Jefferson County. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780815610489.

Bass, Marisa Anne. Jan Gossart and the Invention of Netherlandish Antiquity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780691169996.

Birzer, Bradley J. Russel Kirk. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2015. ISBN: 9780813166186.

Blodgett, Peter (ed). Motoring West, volume 1: Automobile Pioneers, 1900-1909. Norman, OK: The Arthur H. Clarke Company, 2015. ISBN: 9780870623837.

Brown, Nicholas A. and Sarah E. Kanouse. Re-Collecting Black Hawk: Landscape, Memory, and Power in the American Midwest. Pittsburg, PA: University of Pittsburg Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780822944379.

Callahan, Ashley. Southern Tuffs: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780820345161.

Candiani, Vera S. Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780804788052.

Cardon, Lauren S. Fashion and Fiction: Self-Transformation in Twentieth-Century American Literature. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia, 2016. ISBN: 9780813938615.

Christianson, Justine and Christopher H. Marston, eds. Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering. Washington, D.C.: Historic American Engineering Record, 2015. ISBN: 9780578171067.

Cleveland, Todd. Stones of Contention: A history of Africa’s Diamonds. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780821421000.

Cook, Scott. Land, Livelihood, and Civility in Southern Mexico: Oaxaca Valley Communities in History. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780292754768.

Danbom, David B. Sod Busting: How Families Made Farms on the 19th-Century Plains. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781421414515.

Davies, Richard O. The Main Event: Boxing in Nevada from the Mining Camps to the Last Vegas Strip. Reno/Las Vegas: University Nevada Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780874179286.

DeNicola, Alicia Ory and Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber, eds. Critical Craft: Technology, Globalization and Capitalism. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. ISBN: 9781472594860.

Duensing, Dawn E. Hawai‘i’s Scenic Roads: Paving the Way for Tourism in the Islands. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780824839284.

Dubbs, Chris. America’s U-Boats: Terror Trophies of World War 1. Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780803271661.

Dyer, Dave. Steels: A Forgotten Stock Market Scandal From the 1920’s. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780815610120.

Eaves, Ian and A.V.B. Norman. Arms & Armour in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen: European Armour. London: Royal Collection Trust, 2016. ISBN: 9781905686483.

Eisenfeld, Sue. Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal. Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780803238305.

Estleman, Loren D. The Wister Trace: Assaying Classic Western Fiction, 2nd ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780806144818.

Fields, Alison and Todd Stewart. Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory, and Trauma. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780806151656.

Giorcelli, Christina and Paula Rabinowitz, eds. Fashioning the Nineteenth Century. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780816687473.

Glover, Jeffrey. Paper Sovereigns: Anglo-Native Treaties and the Law of Nations, 1604 – 1664. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780812245967.

Henry Jr., Lyell D. The Jefferson Highway: Blazing the Way from Winnipeg to New Orleans. Iowa /city, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781609384210.

Hendon, Julia A., Rosemary A. Joyce, and Jeanne Lopiparo. Material Relations: The Marriage Figurines of Prehispanic Honduras. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2014. ISBN: 9781607322771.

Herman, Bernard L. and Daniel Maudlin, eds. Building the British Atlantic World: Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850. The University of North Carolina Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781469626826.

Hillman, Betty L. Dressing for the Culture Wars. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780803269750.

Hovens, Pieter, and Bruce Bernstein. North American Indian Art: Masterpieces and Museum Collections in the Netherland. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. ISBN: 9783981162080.

Israel, Pablo. In Step with the Times: Mapiko Masquerades of Mozambique. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780821420881.

Jacobs, James A. Detached America: Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780813937618.

Johnston, Matthew N. Narrating the Landscape: Print Culture and American Expansion in the Nineteenth Century. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780806152233.

Jordan, Bruce F. En Recuerdo: The Dying art of Mexican Cemetaries in the Southwest. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780803245884.

Josephson, Paul R. Fish Sticks, Sports Bras, & Aluminum Cans: The Politics of Everyday Technologies. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781421417837.

Karamanski, Theodore J., and Eileen M. McMahon (ed). Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014. ISBN 9780821420843.

Kulić, Vladimir, Timothy Parker, and Monica Penick, eds. Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780292757257.

Lawrence-Zúñiga, Denise. Protecting Suburban America: Gentrification, Advocacy and the Historic Imaginary. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. ISBN: 9781474240819.

Levine, Marc N. and David M. Carballo, eds. Obsidian Reflections: Symbolic Dimensions of Obsidian in Mesoamerica. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781607323006.

Longstreth, Richard, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780813935430.

Longstreth, Richard, ed. Looking beyond the Icons: Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism. Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780813936437.

Lubetkin, M. John (ed). Before Custer: Surveying the Yellowstone, 1872. Norman, OK: The Arthur H. Clarke Company, 2015. ISBN: 9780870624315.

Markwyn, Abigail M. Empress San Francisco: The Pacific Rim, The Great West and California at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780803243842.

Martinez, Anne M. Catholic Borderlands. Mapping Catholicism onto America. Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780803248779.

McPherson, Robert S. Life in a Corner: Cultural Episodes in Southeastern Utah, 1880 – 1950. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780806146911.

Mendelsohn, Janet and Chris Wilson, eds. Drawn to Landscape: The Pioneering Work of J.B. Jackson. Staunton, VA: George F. Thompson Publishing, L.L.C., 2015. ISBN: 9781938086366.

Newell, Aimee E. A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging women in Antebellum America. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9782821420522.

Radomski, Paul J. and Kristof Van Assche. Lakeshore Living: Designing Lake Places and Communities in the Footprints of Environmental Writers. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781611861181.

Roach, Edward J. The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780821420515.

Ross, Jim. Route 66 Crossings: Historic Bridges of the Mother Road. Norman: The University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780806151991.

Rossen, Jack. Corey Village and the Cayuga World Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780815634058.

Salter, Mark B. (ed). Making Things International 1: Circuits and Motion. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780816696260.

Salter, Mark B., eds. Making Things International 2: Catalysts and Reactions. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780816696291.

Schaberg, Christopher. The End of Airports. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. ISBN: 9781501305498.

Sciorra, Joseph. Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781621901198.

Sen, Arijit and Lisa Silverman, eds. Making Place: Space and Embodiment in the City. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780253011435.

Shukla, Pravina. Costume: Performing Identities through Dress. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780253015778.

Slap, Andrew L. ed. Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War’s Aftermath. The Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. ISBN: 9780813145358.

Smith, Ryan K. Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780300196047.

Sylla, Ndonco S. The Fair Trade: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780821420928.

Thomas, June M., and Henco Bekkering. Mapping Detroit. Land, Community, and Shaping the City. Detriot: Wayne State University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780814340264.

Veit, Richard and David Orr, eds. Historical Archaeology of the Delaware Valley, 1600 – 1850. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781572339972.

Weinstein, Liza. The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780816683109.

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