Compiled by Ellen Hostetter, Ph.D., Book Review Editor for Material Culture
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Abbott, James A., Earle Havens, Susan G. Tripp, Bodil Bang Ottesen, and Sheridan Libraries, eds. 2017. Evergreen: The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Adams, Katherine Jean. 2016. Comfort & Glory: Two Centuries of American Quilts from the Briscoe Center. First edition. Focus on American History Series. Austin: University of Texas Press, Briscoe Center for American History.

Adele, Lynne, Bruce Lee Webb, and David Byrne. 2015. As above, so below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930. First edition. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Amundson, Michael A. 2017. Talking Machine West: A History and Catalogue of Tin Pan Alley’s Western Recordings, 1902-1918. American Popular Music Series, Volume 2. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.

Anderson, Marcia G. 2017. A Bag Worth a Pony: The Art of the Ojibwe Bandolier Bag. Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Anishanslin, Zara. 2016. Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Arnold, Dean E. 2018. Maya Potters’ Indigenous Knowledge: Cognition, Engagement, and Practice. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

Barber, Daniel A. 2016. A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Batsaki, Yota, Sarah Burke Cahalan, and Anatole Tchikine, eds. 2016. The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century. Dumbarton Oaks Symposia and Colloquia. Washington, D.C: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Brückner, Martin. 2017. The Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860. Williamsburg, Virginia: Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Bryant, Laurie J. 2017. A Modest Homestead: Life in Small Adobe Homes in Salt Lake City, 1850-1897. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press: Utah State Historical Society.

Christianson, Frank, ed. 2017. The Popular Frontier: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture. William F. Cody Series on the History and Culture of the American West 4. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Clark, Justin T. 2018. City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Dohmen, Renate, ed. 2018. Empire and Art: British India. Art and Its Global Histories. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Eigen, Edward, and Reinhold Martin. 2018. On Accident: Episodes in Architecture and Landscape. Writing Architecture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Farmer, Sharon A. 2017. The Silk Industries of Medieval Paris: Artisanal Migration, Technological Innovation, and Gendered Experience. 1st edition. The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney, Martin P. Eidelberg, and Adrienne Spinozzi. 2018. American Art Pottery: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Friesen, Steve, and François Chladiuk. 2017. Lakota Performers in Europe: Their Culture and the Artifacts They Left Behind. First edition. William F. Cody Series on the History and Culture of the American West, volume 3. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

George, Diane F., and Bernice Kurchin, eds. 2018. Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance: Contexts for a Brave New World. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Groesen, Michiel van. 2017. Amsterdam’s Atlantic: Print Culture and the Making of Dutch Brazil. The Early Modern Americas. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Hafertepe, Kenneth. 2016. The Material Culture of German Texans. First edition. College Station: Texas A&M University Press.

Hannan, Leonie, and Sarah Longair. 2017. History through Material Culture. First published 2017. IHR Research Guides. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Harrison-Buck, Eleanor, and Julia A. Hendon, eds. 2018. Relational Identities and Other-than-Human Agency in Archaeology. Louisville: University Press of Colorado.

Henderson, Arn. 2017. Bruce Goff: Architecture of Discipline in Freedom. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Hoagland, Alison K. 2017. The Log Cabin: An American Icon. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

Holcomb, Melanie, ed. 2018. Jewelry: The Body Transformed. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Horiuchi, Lynne, and Tanu Sankalia, eds. 2017. Urban Reinventions: San Francisco’s Treasure Island. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture, and Elizabeth Bartman. 2017. The Ideal Sculpture. Edited by David Flower, Kevin Sweeney, and Claire Bates. The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture, Volume 3. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

Isenberg, Alison. 2017. Designing San Francisco: Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Kay, Jon, ed. 2018. The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging. Material Vernaculars. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press: Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University.

Kisacky, Jeanne Susan. 2017. Rise of the Modern Hospital: An Architectural History of Health and Healing, 1870-1940. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Krutak, Lars F., and Aaron Deter-Wolf, eds. 2017. Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing. First edition. McLellan Endowed Series. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press.

Kusserow, Karl. 2018. Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment. 1st edition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Art Museum.

Le Zotte, Jennifer. 2017. From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies. Studies in United States Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Lewis, Michael J. 2016. City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Lindner, Christoph, and Brian Rosa, eds. 2017. Deconstructing the High Line: Postindustrial Urbanism and the Rise of the Elevated Park. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

Low, John N. 2016. Imprints: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press.

Macaluso, Laura A. 2016. Art of the Amistad and The Portrait of Cinqué. American Association for State and Local History. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

McAleer, John, and John MacKenzie. 2017. Exhibiting the Empire: Cultures of Display and the British Empire. Studies in Imperialism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

McCormack, Kara L. 2016. Imagining Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die. CultureAmerica. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas.

McPherson, Robert S. 2017. Both Sides of the Bullpen: Navajo Trade and Posts. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Meikle, Jeffrey L. 2015. Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931-1950. First edition. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Nostrand, Richard L., and David J. Morris. 2018. The Making of America’s Culture Regions. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Obst, Sylvia. 2017. The Money Museum of the Deutsche Bundesbank. Passau: Passavia Druckservice.

Olszewski, Edward J. 2017. Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cleveland’s Free Stamp. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Ousterhout, Robert G. 2017. Visualizing Community: Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia. Dumbarton Oaks Studies, XLVI. Washington, D.C: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Penick, Monica. 2019. The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Podair, Jerald E. 2017. City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Ring Petersen, Anne. 2017. Migration into Art: Transcultural Identities and Art-Making in a Globalised World. Rethinking Art’s Histories. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Roper, Scott C., and Stephanie Abbot Roper. 2018. When Baseball Met Big Bill Haywood: The Battle for Manchester, New Hampshire, 1912-1916. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.

Salazar-Porzio, Margaret, Joan Fragaszy Troyano, and Lauren Safranek, eds. 2017. Many Voices, One Nation: Material Culture Reflections on Race and Migration in the United States. A Smithsonian Contribution to Knowledge. Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

Slavishak, Edward Steven. 2018. Proving Ground: Expertise and Appalachian Landscapes. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Smith, Monica L., ed. 2017. Abundance: The Archaeology of Plenitude. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

Smith, Pamela H., Amy R. W. Meyers, and Harold J. Cook, eds. 2017. Ways of Making and Knowing: The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge. First paperback edition. Cultural Histories of the Material World. New York City: Bard Graduate Center.

Tone-Pah-Hote, Jenny. 2019. Crafting and Indigenous Nation: Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Van Horn, Jennifer. 2017. The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America. A 36-Hour Day Book. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Vesentini, Andrea. 2018. Indoor America: The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia. Midcentury: Architecture, Landscape, Urbanism, and Design. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

Wakelin, Daniel. 2018. Designing English: Early Literature on the Page. Oxford: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

Wong, Stephen, and Dave Grob. 2016. Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game’s Greatest Heroes and Moments. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.

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