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.

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

Bay, Mia. Traveling Black: A Story of Race and ResistanceHarvard University Press, 2023.

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.

Brooks, Daphne A. Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist SoundHarvard University Press, 2023.

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.

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

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.

Farrell, Elaine and Leanne McCormick. Bad Bridget: Crime, Mayhem, and the Lives of Irish Emigrant WomenPenguin, 2023.

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.

Hutchins, Zachary McLeod. Before Equiano: A Prehistory of the North American Slave NarrativeUniversity 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.

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.

Morris, Robin M. Goldwater Girls to Reagan Women: Gender, Georgia, and the Growth of the New RightUniversity of Georgia Press, 2022.

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

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.

Pais, Christian O. The Strikers of Coachella: A Rank-and-File History of the UFW MovementUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2023.

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

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