News and Reviews


Finding a New Midwestern History

Jon K. Lauck

Review by the Russell Kirk Center:

“…the chapters cover a wealth of topics. Many of the authors take a fairly conventional approach to the region—there are the customary chapters, for example, on Native Americans, European immigration, African Americans—but all are deftly written and provide a good overview of their topics and include the most recent scholarship. The greatest strength of this volume is the emphasis on cultural history.”

Whiskey Women

The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey

Fred Minnick

Called “riveting” by Travel Distilled:

“It’s a rare one where I can say that I didn’t skip a single word, but this is one of those rare books that had me riveted from start to finish… Fred Minnick brings his story up-to-date (the book was first published in 2013) by profiling and talking to today’s whiskey women, such as Rachel Barrie, who was the first modern female master whisky blender in Scotland, and Helen Mullholland, who in 2005 became Rachel’s Irish equivalent, at Bushmills.”

Justice for All

How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics 

Jeremiah Unterman

Review in Providence Magazine:

“In his excellent new book Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics, Jeremiah Unterman documents how the ancient Israelites birthed so much of the moral regime that we nowadays take for granted.”



Hard Damage

Aria Aber

Poem in the New Yorker.



Bending Their Way Onward: Creek Indian Removal in Documents

Edited and annotated by Christopher D. Haveman

Review in Tribal Journal:

“Scholars will applaud the ease of use for these microfilm and manuscript sources in typed, edited form . . . Muscogee genealogists, as well as scholars of Native America and removal, will find Bending Their Way Onward an excellent and useful addition to their libraries.”



Our American Story: The Search for a Shared National Narrative

Edited by Joshua A. Claybourn

Featured in Reason.



Erin Murphy and Renee Nicholson

Interview for Punctuate.

Joanie Schirm

Interview on Growing Bolder.

Randon Billings Noble

Author article for Brevity.

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