If you are interested in reviewing a book for the journal, or you would like to suggest a book to review that would be of interest to our readers, please contact the Reviews Editor, Keira Williams.

If you would like to submit a book for review, hard copies can be sent for the attention of the Executive Editor at the following address:

Irish Journal of American Studies
c/o Tim Groenland, Co-Editor-in-Chief,
School of English, Irish, and Communication,
ER3-019 Engineering Research Building,
University of Limerick,
Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland


The following books are currently available for review:

Abel, Sarah. Permanent Markers: Race, Ancestry, and the Body After the GenomeUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Adjetey, Wendell Nii Laryea. Cross-Border Cosmopolitans: The Making of a Pan-African North AmericaUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Amenta, Edwin and Neal Caren. Rough Draft of History: A Century of US Social Movements in the NewsPrinceton University Press, 2022.

Asquith, Mark. Lost in the West: Reading Williams, McCarthy, Proulx, and McGuaneBloomsbury, 2021.

Balmer, Randalll. Passion Plays: How Religion Shaped Sports in North AmericaUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Berry, Philip A. The War on Drugs and Anglo-American Relations: Lessons from Afghanistan, 2001-2011Edinburgh University Press, 2021.

Blain, Keisha N. Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to AmericaPenguin Random House, 2021.

Brady, Mary Pat. Scales of Captivity: Racial Capitalism and the Latinx Child. Duke University Press, 2022.

Bradley, Regina. Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop SouthUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2021.

Brown, Lawrence T. The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.

Burgess, Jean and Nancy K. Baum. Twitter: A BiographyNew York University Press, 2022.

Calonne, David Stephen. The Beats in MexicoRutgers University Press, 2022.

Cline, David P. Twice Forgotten: African Americans and the Korean War, an Oral HistoryUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Cobble, Dorothy Sue. For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality. Princeton University Press, 2021.

Curwood, Anastasia C. Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power PoliticsUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Dini, Rachele. All-Electric Narratives: Time-Saving Appliances and Domesticity in American Literature, 1945-2020. Bloomsbury, 2021.

Edwards, Erica R. The Other Side of Terror: Black Women and the Culture of U.S. EmpireNew York University Press, 2021.

Fama, Katherine and Jorie Lagerwey, eds. Single Lives: Modern Women in Literature, Culture, and FilmRutgers University Press, 2022.

Foley, Abram. The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America. University of Minnesota Press, 2021.

Giunta, Edvige and Mary Anne Trasciatti, eds. Talking to the Girls: Intimate and Political Essays on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory FireNew York University Press, 2022.

Green, Tara T. Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-NelsonBloomsbury, 2022.

Hassler-Forest, Dan. Janelle Monáe’s Queer Afrofuturism: Defying Every LabelRutgers University Press, 2022.

Hochman, Brian. The Listeners: A History of Wiretapping in the United StatesHarvard University Press, 2022.

Hudson, Berkley. O.N. Pruitt’s Possum Town: Photographing Trouble and Resilience in the American SouthUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2022.

Jarrett, Gene Andrew. Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged BirdPrinceton University Press, 2022.

Jarvis, Michael J. Isle of Devil, Isle of Saints: An Atlantic History of Bermuda, 1609-1684Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022.

Jortner, Adam. No Place for Saints: Mobs and Mormons in Jacksonian American. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022.

Koenigs, Thomas. Founded in Fiction: The Uses of Fiction in the Early United States. Princeton University Press, 2021. 

Lombardo, Paul A. Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. BellJohns Hopkins University Press, 2022.

Mazzeno, Laurence W. and Sue Norton. Contemporary American Fiction in the European Classroom: Teaching and Texts. Palgrave, 2022.

Murphy, Bernice M. The California Gothic in Fiction and FilmEdinburgh University Press, 2022.

Nabhan-Warren, Kristy. Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the HeartlandUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2021.

Neal, Mark Anthony. Black Ephemera: The Crisis and Challenge of the Musical ArchiveNew York University Press, 2022.

Olivarius, Kathryn. Necropolis: Disease, Power, and Capitalism in the Cotton KingdomHarvard University Press, 2022.

Rosenthal, Gregory Samantha. Living Queer History: Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City. University of North Carolina Press, 2021.

Rudra, Geetika. Here to Stay: Uncovering South Asian American History. Rutgers University Press, 2022.

Saba, Roberto. American Mirror: The United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation. Princeton University Press, 2021.

Stewart, Lindsey. The Politics of Black Joy: Zora Neale Hurston and Neo-abolitionism. Northwestern University Press, 2021.

Wosh, Peter J. and Patricia L. Schall. Murder on the Mountain: Crime, Passion, and Punishment in Gilded Age New JerseyRutgers University Press, 2022.