The Journal of Southern History

TheJournal of Southern History is a quarterly journal owned and published by The Southern Historical Association. It has been in publication since 1935, and its editorial headquarters are in Houston, Texas. TheJournalof Southern History focuses on southern history, broadly interpreted. Issues contain scholarly articles, historical notes, book reviews and news of historical interest. Contributors to the journal include almost everyone who is doing or has done significant work in the field of southern history. All members of The Southern Historical Association are recipients of the journal as are others interested in the study of the South. The journal's region is the United States.TheJournal of Southern History has included articles on such topics as "Opposition to Polygamy in the Postbellum South" (November 2010), "African American Farmers and Civil Rights" (November 2007), "A Region in Harmony: Southern Music and the Sound Track of Freedom" (November 2006) and "The Second Slavery: Modernity in the Nineteenth-Century Sough and the Atlantic World" (August 2009). Randal L. Hall is the Managing Editor. John B. Boles is the Editor, Bethany L. Johnson is the Associate Editor and Allison N. Madar is a Visiting Assistant Editor.

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 3, August

Abraham Lincoln without Borders: Lincoln's Legacy outside the United States
Abraham Lincoln Without Borders: Lincoln's Legacy Outside the United States. Edited by Jyotirmaya Tripathy, Sura P. Rath, and William D. Pederson. (Delhi: Pencraft International, 2010. Pp. 220. $18.00, ISBN 978-81-909416-6-2.) In December 2009,...
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After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965
After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965. By Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 2011. Pp. x, 405. $40.00, ISBN...
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Agitations: Ideologies and Strategies in African American Politics
Agitations: Ideologies and Strategies in African American Politics. By Kevin R. Anderson. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2010. Pp. [xiv], 198. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-55728-926-1.) Kevin R. Anderson's Agitations: Ideologies and Strategies...
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A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina
A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina. By Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet for the Kershaw County Historical Society. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 2011. Pp. xii, 719. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-57003-947-8.) This addition...
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Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945
Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945. Edited by Ronald D. Cohen. American Made Music Series. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c. 2011. Pp. xvi, 414. $50.00, ISBN 978-160473-800-1.) In dealing with...
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Almighty God Created the Races. Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law
Almighty God Created the Races. Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law. By Fay Botham. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. Pp. [xvi], 271. $36.95, ISBN 978-0-8078-3318-6.) In 1947 Daniel Marshall, a progressive...
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America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United States
America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United States. By David Reynolds. (New York: Basic Books, c. 2009. Pp. [xviii], 563. Paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-465-02214-4.) David Reynolds recognizes the inescapable dilemmas of writing a onevolume...
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American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary
American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary. Edited by Deborah E. Barker and Kathryn McKee. The New Southern Studies. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xii], 374. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3710-4; cloth, $69.95,...
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And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr
And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr. By Araminta Stone Johnston. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. Pp. xviii, 287. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-60473-828-5.) In Southern Churches in Crisis (New York, 1967), Samuel...
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Andrew Johnson's Civil War and Reconstruction
Andrew Johnson's Civil War and Reconstruction. By Paul H. Bergeron. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 299. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-57233-748-0.) Paul H. Bergeron has accomplished a difficult task. He has written an evenhanded,...
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A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights
A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights. By Cornelius L. Bynum. New Black Studies Series. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, c. 2010. Pp. [xx], 244. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-25207764-7; cloth, $75.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03575-3.)...
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A Twice Sacred Circle: Women, Evangelicalism, and Honor in the Deep South, 1784-1860
WHEN NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST MET HIS FUTURE WIFE ON A DIRT road outside Hernando, Mississippi, on a Sunday in April 1845, it was hardly clear they would make a good match. Forrest would go on to international fame as a Confederate cavalry commander...
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Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917
Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917. Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 2011. Pp. [x], 246. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8262-1904-6.) Brothers...
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Captured at Kings Mountain: The Journal of Uzal Johnson, a Loyalist Surgeon
Captured at Kings Mountain: The Journal of Uzal Johnson, a Loyalist Surgeon. Edited by Wade S. Kolb III and Robert M. Weir. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 2011. Pp. [Ix], 182. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-57003-961-4.) Uzal Johnson of New...
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Civil War Letters of Louis Lehmann: With Alexander Terrell's and James B. Likens' Texas Cavalry Regiments, 1863- 1864
Civil War Letters of Louis Lehmann: With Alexander Terrell's and James B. Likens' Texas Cavalry Regiments, 1863-1864. By Edmund Louis Burnett. (Hillsboro, Tex.: Hill College Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xviii], 234. $25.00, ISBN 978-0-912172-01-9.) Tejanos...
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Colonization after Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement
Colonization after Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement. By Phillip W. Magness and Sebastian N. Page. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xiv], 164. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8262-1909-1.) More than...
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Constitution Day: Reflections by Respected Scholars
Constitution Day: Reflections by Respected Scholars. Edited by Patrick T. Conley. (Providence: Rhode Island Publications Society, 2010. Pp. [xx], 233. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-930483-05-7.) The subtitle of this small volume delivers even more than it...
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Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement
Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement. By Tomiko Brown-Nagin. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. [xii], 578. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-19-538659-2.) In early 1966 civil rights movement...
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Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State
Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State. By Anne E. Marshall. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2010. Pp. [xvi], 233. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8078-3436-7.) In Creating...
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Crusade against Slavery: Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom
Crusade Against Slavery: Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom. By Kurt E. Leichtle and Bruce G. Carveth. (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xii], 268. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8093-3042-3.) Kurt E. Leichtle and...
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Dawn of Desegregation: J. A. De Laine and Briggs V. Elliott
Dawn of Desegregation: J. A. De Laine and Briggs v. Elliott. By Ophelia De Laine Gona. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, c. 2011. Pp. xiv, 212. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57003-980-5.) Over a generation ago, Richard Kluger in Simple Justice:...
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Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country
Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country. By Jerrilyn McGregory. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2010. Pp. xxiv, 214. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-60473-782-0.) In this socio-ethnographic study, Jerrilyn McGregory...
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Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters
Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters. By Duncan Maysilles. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2011. Pp. x, 333. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8078-3459-6.) In this environmental and legal history...
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Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel: His Life and Our Times
Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel: His Life and Our Times. By Glen Jeansonne, David Luhrssen, and Dan Sokolovic. (Santa Barbara, Calif., and other cities: Praeger, c. 2011. Pp. [xii], 232. $44.95, ISBN 978-0-313-35904-0.) A quick visit to Google Books...
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Evangelicalism and the Politics of Reform in Northern Black Thought, 1776-1863
Evangelicalism and the Politics of Reform in Northern Black Thought, 1776-1863. By Rita Roberts. Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. Pp. [xii], 261. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-3708-6.)...
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Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University
Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University. By Eric A. Moyen. Thomas D. Clark Studies in Education, Public Policy, and Social Change. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky,...
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From Jamestown to Jefferson: The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia
From Jamestown to Jefferson: The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia. Edited by Paul Rasor and Richard E. Bond. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2011. Pp. [x], 203. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3108-1.) For those acquainted...
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Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835
Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835. Edited by Jessica Dorman and Sarah R. Doerries. (New Orleans: Historic New Orleans Collection, 2010. Pp. [xiv], 537. $95.00, ISBN 978-0-917860-56-0.) The Furniture of John Shearer, 1790-1820:...
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George Washington Carver: A Biography
George Washington Carver: A Biography. By Gary R. Kremer. Greenwood Biographies. (Santa Barbara, Calif., and other cities: Greenwood, c. 2011. Pp. [xvi], 202. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-313-34796-2.) George Washington Carver, renowned African American scientist,...
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Groping toward Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949
Groping toward Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949. By Priscilla A. Dowden-White. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xx], 300. $44.95, ISBN 978-0-8262-1900-8.) In Groping toward...
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Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC
Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC. Edited by Faith S. Holsaert and others. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, c. 2010. Pp. [xviii], 616. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-252-03557-9.) The civil rights movement...
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Letters from America
Letters from America. By Alexis de Tocqueville. Edited and translated by Frederick Brown. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, c. 2010. Pp. xx, 284. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-300-15382-8.) Tocqueville on America after 1840: Letters and Other Writings....
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Lincoln and Citizens' Rights in Civil War Missouri: Balancing Freedom and Security
Lincoln and Citizens' Rights in Civil War Missouri: Balancing Freedom and Security. By Dennis K. Boman. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Pp. [xii], 356. $45.00, ISBN...
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Looking the Thing in the Face: Slavery, Race, and the Commemorative Landscape in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865-2010
[Denmark] Vesey represents the spirit of independence for which the founding fathers of America are praised.... But Denmark Vesey is a symbol of a spirit too violent to be acceptable to the white community. There are no Negro schools named for him,...
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Loyalty in Time of Trial: The African American Experience during World War I
Loyalty in Time of Trial: The African American Experience during World War I. By Nina Mjagkij. African American History Series. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, c. 2011. Pp. [xxiv], 225. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-7425-7043-6.) Four...
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Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia
Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia. By Bruce E. Stewart. New Directions in Southern History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 2011. Pp. xii, 325. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-3000-2.) Americans...
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Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967
Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967. By Shannon Frystak. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009. Pp. [xvi], 261. $42.50, ISBN 978-0-8071-3493-1.) One might not believe that Louisiana...
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Polemical Pain: Slavery, Cruelty, and the Rise of Humanitarianism
Polemical Pain: Slavery, Cruelty, and the Rise of Humanitarianism. By Margaret Abruzzo. New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, c. 2011. Pp. [viii], 330. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8018-9852-5.)...
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Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans
Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans. By Lake Douglas. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Pp. [xiv], 282. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-3837-3.) New Orleans is a city of luxuriant gardens,...
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Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South
Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South. By Kristina DuRocher. New Directions in Southern History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, c. 2011. Pp. viii, 237. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-3001-9.) Trying to explain...
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Recognition Odysseys: Indigeneity, Race, and Federal Tribal Recognition Policy in Three Louisiana Indian Communities
Recognition Odysseys: Indigeneity, Race, and Federal Tribal Recognition Policy in Three Louisiana Indian Communities. By Brian Klopotek. Narrating Native Histories. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 391. Paper, $24.95,...
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Remaking Custom: Law and Identity in the Early American Republic
Remaking Custom: Law and Identity in the Early American Republic. By Ellen Holmes Pearson. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2011. Pp. [xiv], 251. $42.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-3078-7.) When it comes to the...
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Reubin O'D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics
Reubin O'D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics. By Martin A. Dyckman. Florida Government and Politics. (Gainesville and other cities: Published by University Press of Florida in cooperation with the Lawton M. Chiles Jr. Center for Florida...
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Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy V. Ferguson
Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson. By Blair L. M. Kelley. John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2010....
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Romances of the White Man's Burden: Race, Empire, and the Plantation in American Literature, 1880-1936
Romances of the White Man's Burden: Race, Empire, and the Plantation in American Literature, 1880-1936. By Jeremy Wells. (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2011. Pp. x, 238. $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8265-1756-2.) Rudyard Kipling famously coined...
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Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow
Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow. By Karl Hagstrom Miller. Reconfiguring American Music. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2010. Pp. [x], 372. Paper, $25.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-4700-2; cloth, $94.95,...
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Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina
Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina. By Judkin Browning. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xiv], 250. $37.50, ISBN 978-0-8078-3468-8.) Judkin Browning's well-researched and lively treatment...
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Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America
Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America. By James Marten. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c. 2011. Pp. xii, 339. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8078-3476-3.) Although timely both in...
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Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry
Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry. By Peter McCandless. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. [xxvi], 297. $90.00, ISBN 978-1-107-00415-3.) Scholars studying...
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Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Place, Space, and Region
Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Place, Space, and Region. Edited by Michelle Nickerson and Darren Dochuk. Politics and Culture in Modem America. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c. 2011. Pp. [viii], 470. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-4309-3.)...
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The Association
The Southern Historical Association will hold its seventy-eighth annual meeting in Mobile, Alabama, on November 1-4, 2012, Thursday through Sunday. This will be our first meeting in Mobile, and there will be a number of sessions related to our host...
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The Cornwallis Papers: The Campaigns of 1780 and 1781 in the Southern Theatre of the American Revolutionary War
The Cornwallis Papers: The Campaigns of 1780 and 1781 in the Southern Theatre of the American Revolutionary: War. Edited by Ian Saberton. (6 vols.; Uckfield, East Sussex, Eng.: Naval and Military Press, c. 2010. Vol. 1: Pp. [xxii], 388. Paper, $46.00,...
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The Dogs of War: 1861
The Dogs of War: 1861. By Emory M. Thomas. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xiv], 113. $14.95, ISBN 978-0-19-517470-0.) Now well into the Civil War sesquicentennial, readers confront a torrent of new books recounting...
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The First Prejudice: Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early America
The First Prejudice: Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early America. Edited by Chris Beneke and Christopher S. Grenda. Early American Studies. (Philadelphia and Oxford, Eng.: University of Pennsylvania Press, c. 2011. Pp. vi, 401. $45.00, ISBN...
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The Free Black Experience in Antebellum Wilmington, North Carolina: Refining Generalizations about Race Relations
IN ISRAEL ON THE APPOMATTOX: A SOUTHERN EXPERIMENT IN BLACK Freedom from the 1790s through the Civil War, Melvin Patrick Ely laments that the study of free blacks in the antebellum South has become "a catalogue of what was done to them." Far too often,...
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The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War
The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War. By Adam Arenson. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. [xii], 340. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-05288-8.) "Cities do not exist in isolation," Adam Arenson...
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Their Magistrates and Officials: Executive Government in Colonial Maryland, 1715-1775
Their Magistrates and Officials: Executive Government in Colonial Maryland, 1715-1775. By R. J. Rockefeller. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, c. 2010. Pp. viii, 285. $73.50, ISBN 978-0-7391-4186-1.) Governors of Britain's proprietary...
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The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory
The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory. Edited by Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams. The North's Civil War. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010. Pp. [xiv], 259. $29.00, ISBN 978-0-8232-3226-0.) ...
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The Louisiana Populist Movement, 1881-1900
The Louisiana Populist Movement, 1881-1900. By Donna A. Barnes. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. Pp. [xxii], 318. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-3727-7.) Donna A. Barnes's new book on the Louisiana Farmers' Union (LFU) and its involvement...
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The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America
The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America. By Jay Sexton. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2011. Pp. [xii], 290. $27.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-7191-3.) Over the past century, scholars have written dozens of books and articles on the...
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The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South
The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South. By Patrick Q. Mason. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. [xii], 252. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-974002-4.) At the 1975 American Historical Association...
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The Notorious "Bull" Nelson: Murdered Civil War General
The Notorious "Bull" Nelson: Murdered Civil War General. By Donald A. Clark. (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xviii], 254. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8093-3011-9.) Some readers might question the need for yet...
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The Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr. Volume 3: 1946-1950; Volume 4: 1951-1954
The Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr. Volume 3: 1946-1950; Volume 4:1951-1954. Edited by Denton L. Watson, Edward Austin Bradley, and Reginald H. Pitts. (Athens: Ohio University Press, c. 2010. Pp. cccxviii, 215; [xiv], 217-963. $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8214-1662-4;...
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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Volume 37: 4 March to 30 June 1802
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Volume 37: 4 March to 30 June 1802. Edited by Barbara B. Oberg and others. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton University Press, 2010. Pp. 1, 791. $115.00, ISBN 978-0-691-15001-7.) In 1943 the Thomas Jefferson...
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The Religion Clauses of the First Amendment: Guarantees of States' Rights?
The Religion Clauses of the First Amendment: Guarantees of States' Rights? By Ellis M. West. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, c. 2011. Pp. xii, 202. $70.00, ISBN 978-0-7391-4677-4.) Ellis M. West's new book grew out of another project....
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The Rise of the Federal Colossus: The Growth of Federal Power from Lincoln to F.D.R
The Rise of the Federal Colossus: The Growth of Federal Power from Lincoln to F.D.R. By Peter Zavodnyik. Praeger Series on American Political Culture. (Santa Barbara, Calif., and other cities: Praeger, c. 2011. Pp. [xx], 544. $54.95, ISBN 978-0-313-39293-1.)...
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The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It like It Is
The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is. Edited by Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck. Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011. Pp. xxxii, 221. $38.00, ISBN...
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The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin
The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin. By Marc Simon Rodriguez. (Chapel Hill: Published by University of North Carolina Press in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern...
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The Tifts of Georgia: Connecticut Yankees in King Cotton's Court
The Tifts of Georgia: Connecticut Yankees in King Cotton's Court. By John D. Fair. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2010. Pp. [xxviii], 340. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-218-0.) John D. Fair has written an ambitious book on the Tift family, founders...
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The Union War
The Union War. By Gary W. Gallagher. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2011. Pp. [vi], 215. $27.95, ISBN 978-0-674-04562-0.) In his introduction to The Union War, Gary W. Gallagher lays out what has become a peculiar reality...
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Thomas Jefferson's Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities
Thomas Jefferson's Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities. By Arthur Scherr. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, c. 2011. Pp. x, 715. $120.00, ISBN 978-0-7391-2449-9.) Outcomes have a way of distinguishing foolhardiness from courage. Arthur...
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Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic
Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic. By Seth Cotlar. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2011. Pp. [xiv], 269. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3100-5.) Culture...
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U.S. Steel and Gary, West Virginia: Corporate Paternalism in Appalachia
U.S. Steel and Gary, West Virginia: Corporate Paternalism in Appalachia. By Ronald Garay. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2011. Pp. xxii, 265. $48.00, ISBN 978-1-57233-730-5.) U.S. Steel and Gary, West Virginia: Corporate Paternalism...
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Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom
Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom. Edited by James Brewer Stewart. Foreword by James O. Horton. (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, c. 2010. Pp. [xxii], 279. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-55849-740-5.) In the summer...
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Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World
Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World. Edited by George E. Lankford, F. Kent Reilly III, and James F. Garber. Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies. (Austin: University of Texas...
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War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War
War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War. By Brian DeLay. Lamar Series in Western History. (New Haven and London: Published by Yale University Press in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwestern Studies,...
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We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848
We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848. By Mischa Honeck. Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xvi], 236. Paper, $24.95, ISBN...
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Where the West Begins: Debating Texas Identity
Where the West Begins: Debating Texas Identity. By Glen Sample Ely. Plains Histories. (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, c. 2011. Pp. [xviii], 201. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-89672-724-3.) Historians have argued over Texas's regional identity for generations....
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Women and Gender in the New South, 1865-1945
Women and Gender in the New South, 1865-1945. By Elizabeth Hayes Turner. American History Series. (Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, c. 2009. Pp. xxiv, 271. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88295-265-9.) In this slim volume Elizabeth Hayes Turner surveys...
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Woody Guthrie, American Radical
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