Book Reviews

Education for Sustainable Democracy Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer-Fall 2021

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates

Teaching the Creativity & Purpose Behind George Washington’s Giant Watch Chain Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 2 Summer-Fall 2021

Keep Sharp by Dr. Sanjay Gupta Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 2 Summer-Fall 2021

A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War by William G. Thomas III Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 2 Summer-Fall 2021

Supporting Civics Education with Student Activism: Citizens for a Democratic Society, by Pablo A. Muriel and Alan J. Singer Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

Educated for Freedom: The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys Who Grew Up to Change a Nation by Anna Mae Duane Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War by Jonathan Daniel Wells Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

Authentic Assessment in Social Studies: A Guide to Keeping it Real, by David Sherrin Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1 Winter-Spring 2021

Where We Started by Arthur Dobrin Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

All Children Are All Our Children, by Doug Selwyn Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us by Joseph J. Ellis Reviewed by James J. Carpenter Teaching Social Studies: Vol 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

The City, by Deborah Stevenson Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect, by Robert Sampson Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

Caste and the Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson Reviewed by Hank Bitten Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Ike’s Biggest Decisions by Susan Eisenhower Reviewed by Hank Bitten Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 by Dr. Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University Reviewed by Hank Bitten with applications to European and World History. Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No 1, Winter-Spring 2021

Bryan Stevenson: On Equality & Social Justice, Reviewed by Hank Bitten Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2021

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore Reviewed by Georgienna Bobbie Robinson

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 Reviewed by Hank Bitten

I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 Reviewed by Hank Bitten

The Songs of America by Jon Meacham Reviewed by Hank Bitten Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2020

Confronting White Nationalism in Schools Reviewed by Nora Flanagan, Jessica Acee, and Lindsay Schubiner Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2020

Teaching a People’s History of Abolition and the Civil War  Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer-Fall 2019

The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
Reviewed by Hank Bitten
Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2019

A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen  Reviewed by Jenna Rutsky
Teaching Social Studies: Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2019