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Global Nineteenth-Century Studies publishes approximately six to eight reviews per issue. If you wish to nominate a book for review, usually published within the last two years, please get in touch with the appropriate reviews editor. Publishers may send books for review to the editors below:


Book Reviews Editor, History:

Dr. Osama Siddiqui
Providence College
Department of History & Classics
Ruane Center for the Humanities
1 Cunningham Square,
Providence, RI 02918


Book Reviews Editor, Literature:

Dr. Jennifer L. Hargrave

Department of English

Baylor University

One Bear Place #97404

Waco, TX 76798-7404


Below, you will find a list of books that are currently available for review. If you are interested in reviewing one of these books, please email the appropriate editor for further details. We do not accept unsolicited book reviews.

General Formatting


We accept book reviews of 800–1000 words from scholars at all stages in their academic careers, from advanced graduate students to full professors. Reviews should be accompanied by a 50–100 word biographical sketch. Endnotes in reviews should be avoided. Page numbers for references to the book under review should be inserted within the review itself. The review should begin with bibliographical information following Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) formatting.

Bibliographical Information Examples:

Porter, David. Ideographia: The Chinese Cipher in Early Modern Europe. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. Pp. 310. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-8047-3203-1.

Czennia, Bärbel, and Greg Clingham, eds. Oriental Networks: Culture, Commerce, and Communication in the Long Eighteenth Century. Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures, edited by Kat Lecky. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University, Press, 2021. Pp. 340. $120.00. ISBN 9781684482726.

Books Available for Review

LITERATURE (contact Jennifer Hargrave)​

Banerjee, Sandeep. Space, Utopia and India Decolonization: Literary Pre-Figurations of the Postcolony (Routledge, 2021). 

Hughes, Linda K., Sarah R. Robbins, and Andrew Taylor, eds. Transatlantic Anglophone Literatures, 1776-1920  (Edinburgh University Press, 2022).

Kuiken, Kir, and Deborah Elise White, eds. Haiti's Literary Legacies: Romanticism and the Unthinkable Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). 

Liebich, Susann, and Laurence Publicover, eds. Shipboard Literary Cultures: Reading, Writing and Performing at Sea. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). 

Reeder, Jessie. The Forms of Informal Empire: Britain, Latin America, and Nineteenth-Century Literature (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020).

Rifkin, Mark. Speaking for the People: Native Writing and the Question of Political Form. (Duke University Press, 2021).

HISTORY (contact Osama Siddiqui)

Damousi, Joy and T. Burnard, & A. Lester, eds. Humanitarianism, Empire and Transnationalism, 1760-1995 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021) 


Gooding, Philip. On the Frontiers of the Indian Ocean World: A History of Lake Tanganyika, c.1830-1890 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022)

Gould, E., C. Pestana & P. Mapp, eds., The Cambridge History of America in the World. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Mitchell, Robert. Infectious Liberty Biopolitics between Romanticism and Liberalism ( Fordham University Press, 2021).

Mulich, Jeppe. In a Sea of Empires: Networks and Crossings in the Revolutionary Caribbean (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Nappi,​ Carla Suzan. Translating Early Modern China: Illegible Cities (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Offenburger, Andrew. Frontiers in the Gilded Age: Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands (Yale University Press, 2019).

Russell, L. & A. McGrath, eds., The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Global History. (London, Routledge, 2021).

Willcock, S. Victorian Visions of War and Peace: Aesthetics, Sovereignty and Violence in the British Empire, c. 1851-1900 (Yale University Press / Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) 

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