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Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America. By Jennifer L. Anderson. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 398. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-04871-3.)

38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End. By Scott W. Berg. (New York: Pantheon Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 364. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-307-37724-1.)

The American National State and the Early West. By William H. Bergmann. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 288. $90.00, ISBN 978-1-107-01528-9.)

Donn Piatt: Gadfly of the Gilded Age. By Peter Bridges. ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, c. 2012. Pp. [xiv], 269. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-60635-116-1.)

Border Rhetorics: Citizenship and Identity on the US-Mexico Frontier. Edited by D. Robert DeChaine. Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c. 2012. Pp. [x], 273. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-5716-0.)

Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History. By Jason Emerson. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, c. 2012. Pp. [xx], 237. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03707-8.)

Defiant Diplomat George Platt Waller: American Consul in Nazi-Occupied Luxembourg, 1939-1941. Edited by Willard Allen Fletcher and Jean Tucker Fletcher. (Newark: University of Delaware Press, c. 2012. Pp. xxxii, 201. $80.00, ISBN 978-1-61149-398-6.)

The Empire Abroad and the Empire at Home: African American Literature and the Era of Overseas Expansion. By John Cullen Gruesser. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2012. Pp. viii, 159. Paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4406-5; cloth, $59.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3434-9.)

The Black Chicago Renaissance. Edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr. New Black Studies Series. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, c. 2012. Pp. [xxxiv], 208. Paper, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-252-07858-3; cloth, $80.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03702-3.)

Apocalypse South: Judgment, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary. By Anthony Dyer Hoefer. Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, c. 2012. Pp. [x], 188. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8142-1201-1.)

My Father's War: Fighting with the Buffalo Soldiers in World War II. By Carolyn Ross Johnston. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, c. 2012. Pp. [xvi], 223. $44.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1768-3.)

Race, Religion, and the Haitian Revolution: Essays on Faith, Freedom, and Decolonization. By Celucien L. Joseph. ([Charleston, S.C.]: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. …