H-France Forum: Volume 16 (2021)

Volume 16, Issue 5
Issue Editor: Venita Datta, Wellesley College

Reproductive Citizens by Nimisha Barton | Hardcover | Cornell University  Press

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

Review Essays: 
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.

Review Essays:
Anna Kłosowska, Miami University
Andrew Israel Ross, Loyola University Maryland
Tamara Chaplin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorothy Kelly, Boston University

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.

Review Essays:
Pierre-Olivier Dittmar, EHESS
Estelle Doudet, Universités de Lausanne & Grenoble Alpes
Marisa Galvez, Stanford University
Lynn Ramey, Vanderbilt University

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.

Review Essays:
Ann Blair, Harvard University
Marion Brétéché, Université d’Orléans
Alexis Lévrier, Université de Reims
Deborah Steinberger, University of Delaware

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

Review Essays:
William Doyle, University of Bristol
Travis Wilds, University of Minnesota

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.

Review Essays:
Gail Bossenga, Independent Scholar
Peter M. Jones, University of Birmingham
Emma Rothschild, Harvard University
Erika Vause, St. John’s University

Response Essay by James Livesey, National University of Ireland Galway