Consuming Stories: Kara Walker and the Imagining of American Race

Rebecca Peabody

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016; 208 pp.; 20 color illus.; 32 b/w illustrations; ISBN: 9780520288928; Hardcover: $49.95

Reviewed by: Vivien Green Fryd, Professor, Department of History of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

Enduring Truths: Sojourner’s Shadows and Substance

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015; 224 pp.; 131 color illus.; 27 b/w illus.; ISBN 9780226192130; Cloth: $45.00

Reviewed by: Rachel Stephens, Assistant Professor of American Art, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Alabama

The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era

Susan Rather

New Haven: Yale University Press in association with the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art, 2016; 316 pp.; 100 color illus.; 80 b/w illus.; ISBN: 978-0-300-21461; Hardcover: $75.00

Reviewed by: Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, Del.

Building the British Atlantic World: Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600–1850

Daniel Maudlin and Bernard L. Herman, editors, with contributions by Emily Mann, Carl Lounsbury, Anna O. Marley, Peter Guillery, Peter Benes, Alison Stanley, Christopher DeCorse, Louis P. Nelson, Kenneth Morgan, Stephen Hague, Bernard L. Herman, Lee Morrissey, and Daniel Maudlin

Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016; 352 pp.; 6 illus.; 74 b/w illus.; ISBN: 9781469626826; Paperback: $39.95

Reviewed by: Whitney Martinko, Assistant Professor of History, Villanova University

The Early American Daguerreotype: Cross-Currents in Art and Technology

Sarah Kate Gillespie

Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2016; 232 pp.; 69 b/w illus.; ISBN 9780262334082; Hardcover: $31.95

Reviewed by: Ellen Handy, Art Department, The City College of Art, New York