Volume 16, Issue 5
Issue Editor: Venita Datta, Wellesley College
Nimisha Barton, Reproductive Citizens: Gender, Immigration, and the State in Modern France, 1880-1945. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020. Xii, 284 pp. Figures, Tables, Bibliography, and Index. $54.95 ISBN 9781501749636.
Note to H-France Readers: Tyler Stovall passed away suddenly and tragically as we were putting the finishing touches on this Forum. His loss is immeasurable. Not only a brilliant and pathbreaking historian, Tyler was also a generous colleague, mentor and friend. As one of the few scholars of color in the field of French history for many decades, he provided a role model to historically marginalized students including the author whose book is under review here. Always ready to serve the profession, he was president of the WSFH in 1997 and more recently, of the AHA, in 2017. Even in the midst of his duties as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Fordham University, he readily agreed to write reviews of other scholars’ work, especially of younger ones. We offer our deepest condolences to Tyler’s family and to his many friends in the profession. We will sorely miss Tyler’s unique voice. -Venita Datta
Elinor Accampo, University of Southern California
Tyler Stovall, Fordham University
Clifford Rosenberg, City College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Elise Franklin, University of Louisville
Response Essay by Nimisha Barton, University of California, Irvine
Volume 16, Issue 4
Issue Editor: Masha Belenky, George Washington University
Rachel Mesch, Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2020. 360 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $30.00 U.S. (cl). 9781503606739. $30 U.S. (eb). 9781503612358.
Response Essay by Rachel Mesch, Yeshiva University
Volume 16, Issue 4
Issue Editor: Helen Solterer, Duke University
Zrinka Stahuljak, Médiéval contemporain. Pour une littérature connectée. Paris: Editions Macula, Collection: Anamnèses. Médiéval/Contemporain, 2020. 96 pp. Notes. 14 €. ISBN : 978-2-86589-118-4.
Response Essay by Zrinka Stahuljak, University of California, Los Angeles
Volume 16, Issue 3
Issue Editor: David Harrison, Grinnell College
Christophe Schuwey, Un entrepreneur des lettres au XVIIe siècle. Donneau de Visé, de Molière au Mercure galant. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2020. 552 pp. Figures, notes and index. 58 €. ISBN 978-2-406-09570-5.
Response Essay by Christophe Schuwey, Yale University
Volume 16, Issue 2
Issue Editor: James Steintrager, University of California Irvine
Jon Elster, France Before 1789: The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020. ix + 263 pp. Figures, notes, and index. $39.95 (hb). ISBN: 9780691149813
Response essay by Jon Elster, Columbia University
Volume 16, Issue 1
Issue Editor: Jack Censer, George Mason University
James Livesey, Provincializing Global History: Money, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.ix + 214 pp. Figures, notes, and index. $45.00 (hb). ISBN: 978-0-3002-3716-0.
Response Essay by James Livesey, National University of Ireland Galway