Southern Illinois University Press authors reviewed in CHOICE

Three Southern Illinois University Press authors, Lionel Kimble Jr., Tarez Samra Graban, and Jason Silverman, have all had their latest books reviewed favorably in the current issue of CHOICE!

CHOICE gives “A New Deal for Bronzeville” by Lionel Kimble Jr., “recommended” status, calling it “a very readable and often insightful exploration of how the New Deal and WWII shaped the African American campaign for economic and social rights in postwar Chicago.” The reviewer notes that Kimble “stresses black agency, coalition building and evidence of success…useful in undergraduate African American history collections.”

Purchase “A New Deal for Bronzeville” here.
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CHOICE also gives “recommended” status to “Women’s Irony: Rewriting Feminist Rhetorical Histories” by Tarez Samra Graban. “Arguing that ‘irony lingers historically in women’s political discourse,’ Graban analyzes irony existing as situation, form of disruption, process, and movement between location and memory as she constructs a theory of irony that challenges previous definitions….A book for those interested in rhetoric, history, feminist studies, and political science.”

Purchase “Women’s Irony” here.

Jason Silverman’s “Lincoln and the Immigrant,” part of the Concise Lincoln Library, is “highly recommended” for all levels and libraries. The review notes that “[a]mong the multitude of books on the Civil War, studies of immigration during the war are few and far between…A well-written, welcome account of how Lincoln, in the midst of a much wider conflict, managed to adapt to changing circumstances within the nation through awareness of its evolving citizenry.”

Purchase “Lincoln and the Immigrant” here.

SIU Press would like to thank the reviewers at CHOICE for such kind words. Congratulations go out to all our authors who wrote such fantastic books; we’re thrilled they’re getting the good press they deserve!