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. 80, No. 1, February

A Companion to George Washington
A Companion to George Washington. Edited by Edward G. Lengel. Blackwell Companions to American History. (Malden, Mass., and other cities: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Pp. xviii, 659. $199.95, ISBN 978-1-4443-3103-5.) The life of George Washington has...
A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson
A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson. Edited by Mitchell B. Lerner. Blackwell Companions to American History. (Malden, Mass., and other cities: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Pp. xii, 604. $207.95, ISBN 978-1-4443-3389-3.) This wonderfully conceived and skillfully...
African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album
African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album. By Ronald S. Coddington. Foreword by J. Matthew Gallman. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. Pp. xliv, 398. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-0625-1.) African American Faces of the Civil War:...
Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement
Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement. By Zoe A. Colley. New Perspectives on the History of the South. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2013. Pp. x, 158. $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4241-1.)...
All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy since the 1960s
All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy since the 1960s. By Robert O. Self. (New York: Hill and Wang, 2012. Pp. viii, 518. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-8090-9502-5.) Robert O. Self has contributed an important new book to the literature on...
An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears
An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears. By Daniel Blake Smith. (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2011. Pp. [xii], 321. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-8050-8955-4.) In An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears, Daniel...
An Empire of Small Places: Mapping the Southeastern Anglo-Indian Trade, 1732-1795
An Empire of Small Places: Mapping the Southeastern Anglo-Indian Trade, 1732-1795. By Robert Paulett. Early American Places. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 259. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4347-1; cloth,...
Announcements and Activities
To encourage more extensive and intensive research in North Carolina's historical and cultural resources, the North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis the Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to collections....
Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Past: The View from Southern Maryland
Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Past: The View from Southern Maryland. By Julia A. King. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 272. $57.00, ISBN 978-1-57233-851-7.) Historical memory is a slippery thing. In...
Battle of Stones River: The Forgotten Conflict between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland
Battle of Stones River: The Forgotten Conflict between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland. By Larry J. Daniel. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [xviii], 313. $38.50, ISBN 978-0-8071 -4516-6.)...
Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism
Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism. By Brett Gadsden. Politics and Culture in Modern America. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 316. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8122-4443-4.)...
Border Men: Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, and Civil Rights
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON OFTEN FOLDED HIS SIX-FOOT-FOUR-INCH frame into the backseat of Congressman Samuel T. Rayburn's chauffeured limousine. "Mr. Sam," as everyone called the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives, had long ago taken the...
By the Noble Daring of Her Sons: The Florida Brigade of the Army of Tennessee
By the Noble Daring of Her Sons: The Florida Brigade of the Army of Tennessee. By Jonathan C. Sheppard. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 319. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1707-2.) In By the Noble Daring of Her Sons: The Florida...
Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans
Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans. Edited by Hampton Newsome, John Horn, and John G. Selby. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press,...
Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights
Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights. By Erik S. Gellman. John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 354....
Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History
Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History. Edited by Karen L. Cox. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2012. Pp. [xii], 315. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4237-4.) Editor Karen L. Cox takes readers on a journey to the controversial...
Devotion to the Adopted Country: U.S. Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War
Devotion to the Adopted Country: U.S. Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War. By Tyler V. Johnson. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 167. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8262-1973-2.) In this brief book Tyler V. Johnson highlights...
Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s
Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s. By John Shelton Reed. Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [x], 334. $38.00, ISBN 978-08071-4764-1.) It started as "a...
Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era
Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era. By Edward Countryman. African American History Series. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012. Pp. xxvi, 189. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-4422-0028-9.) Edward Countryman's...
"First-Class" Citizenship Education in the Mississippi Delta, 1961-1965
IN THE SUMMER OF 1961, SEPTIMA P. CLARK, DOROTHY F. COTTON, and Andrew Young loaded up Cotton's two-toned Buick and headed out of Atlanta. They were on a mission to recruit volunteers for the voter registration campaign of the Southern Christian Leadership...
Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson
Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson. By Joshua D. Rothman. Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2012. Pp. [xx], 391. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3326-7.)...
Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain
Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain. By Richard Huzzey. (Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 303. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8014-5108-9.) A vast historiography focuses on how and why Great Britain...
Freedom in a Slave Society: Stories from the Antebellum South
Freedom in a Slave Society: Stories from the Antebellum South. By Johanna Nicol Shields. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. [xxiv], 318. $99.00, ISBN 978-1-107-01337-7.) Thoroughly...
From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s
From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip Davies. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 200. $69.95, ISBN 978-0 8130-4151-3.) Growing out of a 2010...
Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas
Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas. By Russell M. Lawson. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2012. Pp. [xxii], 262. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8263-5217-0.) Jean Louis Berlandier was a...
Gendered Politics in the Modern South: The Susan Smith Case and the Rise of a New Sexism
Gendered Politics in the Modern South: The Susan Smith Case and the Rise of a New Sexism. By Keira V. Williams. Making the Modern South. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 255. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-4768-9.) Keira...
Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City
Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City. By Natalie Hopkinson. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2012. Pp. xvi, 214. Paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5211-2; cloth, $79.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5200-6.) Go-go, an interactive...
Institutional Change in Theological Education: A History of Brite Divinity School
Institutional Change in Theological Education: A History of Brite Divinity School. Edited by Mark G. Toulouse, Jeffrey Williams, and Dyan M. Dietz. (Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2011. Pp. 245. $35.00, ISBN 978-0 87565-406-5.) This history of Brite Divinity...
Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science
Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science. By Keith Thomson. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 321. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-300-18403-7.) Thomas Jefferson continues to fascinate. Books and articles continually emerge from...
Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion
Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion. By Bettye Collier-Thomas. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Pp. xxxiv, 695. $37.50, ISBN 978-1-4000-4420-7.) Basing her work on prodigious research in primary sources, historian Bettye...
John Brown's Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook
John Brown's Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook. By Steven Lubet. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 325. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-300-18049-7.) In John Brown's Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic...
Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South
Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South. By Michele Gillespie. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 381. $32.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3226-0.) In this well-researched joint biography...
Liberty's Fallen Generals: Leadership and Sacrifice in the American War of Independence
Liberty's Fallen Generals: Leadership and Sacrifice in the American War of Independence. By Steven E. Siry. Military Profiles. (Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2012. Pp. [xx], 147. $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59797-792-0.) Twenty-two American generals died...
Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making
Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making. Edited by Randall M. Miller. The North's Civil War. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 135. Paper, $18.00, ISBN 978-0-8232 4345-7; cloth, $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8232-4344-0.)...
Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America
Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America. By Susan Schulten. (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 246. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-226-74068-3.) In this innovative book Susan Schulten makes a compelling...
Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves
Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves. By Henry Wiencek. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 336. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-374-29956-9.) Henry Wiencek hammers away at Thomas Jefferson like a prosecutor making his case....
Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic
Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic. By Thomas A. Chambers. (Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 2012. Pp. xvi, 232. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8014-4867-6.) Thomas A. Chambers makes a significant...
Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs
Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs. By Guy R. Hasegawa. Foreword by James M. Schmidt. (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 126. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8093-3130-7.)...
Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy
Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy. By Miguel Antonio Levario. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 195. $38.95, ISBN 978-1-60344-758-4.) Chicana/o and borderlands historians alike have benefited...
More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889
More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889. By Stephen Kantrowitz. Penguin History of American Life. (New York: Penguin Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 514. $36.00, ISBN 978-1 59420-342-8.) Historians of the South have...
Music, Musical Theater, and the Imagined South in Interwar Britain
IN JULY 1923 "JINGLE," THE THEATER CRITIC OF LONDON'S FASHIONABLE Bystander magazine, reviewed a new show at the London Pavilion called Dover Street to Dixie. Produced by Britain's leading theatrical impresario C. B. Cochran, the Dixie segment of this...
Obituaries
Richard Nelson Current, a distinguished scholar of the Civil War era and a biographer of Abraham Lincoln, died on October 26, 2012, at the age of one hundred. Current was very active in the Southern Historical Association, serving as chair of the Program...
One Drop in a Sea of Blue: The Liberators of the Ninth Minnesota
One Drop in a Sea of Blue: The Liberators of the Ninth Minnesota. By John B. Lundstrom. (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012. Pp. [vi], 501. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-87351-821-5.) This work is a narrative history of the men of the Ninth...
Pragmatism, Politics, and Perversity: Democracy and the American Party Battle
Pragmatism, Politics, and Perversity: Democracy and the American Party Battle. By Joseph L. Esposito. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2012. Pp. [xxvi], 361. $110.00, ISBN 978-0-7391-7363-3.) Joseph L. Esposito's book on the battle...
Prigg V. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution
Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution. By H. Robert Baker. Landmark Law Cases and American Society. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 202. Paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-1865-1; cloth,...
Public Executions in Richmond, Virginia: A History, 1782-1907
Public Executions in Richmond, Virginia: A History, 1782-1907. By Harry M. Ward. (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2012. Pp. viii, 223. Paper, $45.00, ISBN 978-0-7864-7083-9.) The death penalty in the United States exists...
Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War
Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War. By Michael David Cohen. A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 273. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3317-7.)...
Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder
Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder. By Kevin M. Levin. New Directions in Southern History. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012. Pp. [viii], 184. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-3610-3.) Kevin M. Levin's insightful work opens...
Slaves for Hire: Renting Enslaved Laborers in Antebellum Virginia
Slaves for Hire: Renting Enslaved Laborers in Antebellum Virginia. By John J. Zaborney. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 218. $42.50, ISBN 978-0-8071-4512-8.) John J. Zaborney concludes in Slaves for Hire: Renting...
Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920-1990
Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920-1990. By John J. Langdale III. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 177. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8262-1985-5.) The tradition of intellectual dissent in...
Tales from a Revolution: Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America
Tales from a Revolution: Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America. By James D. Rice. New Narratives in American History. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. [xxii], 253. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-19-538695-0.) ...
Tennessee Log Buildings: A Folk Tradition
Tennessee Log Buildings: A Folk Tradition. By John B. Rehder. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 160. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-57233-874-6.) Cultural and historical geographer John B. Rehder authored two award-winning books,...
The Association
The eightieth meeting of the Southern Historical Association will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta on November 13-16, 2014, Thursday through Sunday. At the close of the Association's seventy-ninth meeting in St. Louis on November 3, 2013,...
The Beautiful Music All around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience. By Stephen Wade. Music in American Life. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2012. Pp. [xviii], 477. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-252-03688-0.) In 1994 musician...
The Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln
The Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Shirley Samuels. Cambridge Companions to American Studies. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 223. Paper, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-521-14573-2; cloth, $83.00, ISBN...
The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles
The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles. By Michael B. Ballard. Heritage of Mississippi Series. (Jackson: Published by University Press of Mississippi for the Mississippi Historical Society and the Mississippi Department of Archives...
The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History
The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History. By Louis S. Gerteis. Shades of Blue and Gray Series. (Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2012. Pp. [xviii], 237. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8262-1972-5.) Louis S. Gerteis sees two troubling...
The Electric Home and Farm Authority, "Model T Appliances," and the Modernization of the Home Kitchen in the South
DID YOU KNOW THAT UNCLE SAM WILL HELP YOU BUY THAT ELECTRIC appliance you have been waiting for?" The Ocala Light and Water Department put this question to Floridians in mid-1941, advertising low-cost government financing for refrigerators, ranges,...
The Fabric of Liberty: The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina
The Fabric of Liberty: The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina. By Alexander Moore. (Charleston, S.C.: Home House Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 372. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-9845580-5-6.) Alexander Moore's officially sponsored history of...
The Failure of Popular Sovereignty: Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics
The Failure of Popular Sovereignty: Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics. By Christopher Childers. American Political Thought. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 334. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-1868-2.)...
The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War
The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War. By David S. Cecelski. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Pp. [xxii], 326. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-8078-3566-1.) As historians delve deeper into the history of slavery's...
The Knoxville Campaign: Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee
The Knoxville Campaign: Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee. By Earl J. Hess. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2012. Pp. xvi, 402. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-57233-916-3.) The Chattanooga Campaign. Edited by Steven E. Woodworth and Charles...
The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantation: Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantation: Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy. By Robert L. Crawford and William R. Brueckheimer. With editorial contributions by William Warren Rogers. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press...
The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove
The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove. By Steven C. Hahn. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2012. Pp. [x], 284. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4221-3.) Those familiar with colonial Georgia and Creek history will recognize the name...
The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South
The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South. By Katherine van Wormer, David W. Jackson III, and Charletta Sudduth. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 298. $36.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-4968-3.)...
The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont, 1715-1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic
The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont, 1715--1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic. By Jean-Francois-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny. Translated by Gordon M. Sayre. Edited by Gordon M. Sayre and Carla Zecher. (Chapel Hill: Published by University of North...
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. Volume 8:1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815; Volume 9: 1 September 1815 to 30 April 1816. Edited by J. Jefferson Looney. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton University Press, 2011; 2012. Pp. xlviii,...
The Queen of America: Mary Cutts's Life of Dolley Madison
The Queen of America: Mary Cutts's Life of Dolley Madison. Edited by Catherine Allgor. Foreword by Cokie Roberts. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012. Pp. [xx], 218. $29.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-3298-9.)...
The Republic in Crisis, 1848-1861
The Republic in Crisis, 1848-1861. By John Ashworth. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. [x], 209. Paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-107-63923-2; cloth, $75.00, ISBN 978-1-107-02408-3.) In The Republic in Crisis, 1848-1861,...
The Rise to Respectability: Race, Religion, and the Church of God in Christ
The Rise to Respectability: Race, Religion, and the Church of God in Christ. By Calvin White Jr. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 186. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-55728-977-3.) In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,...
The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation
The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation. By R. Kent Newmyer. Cambridge Studies on the American Constitution. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 226. Paper, $28.99,...
The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement
The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement. By William S. Belko. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2012. Pp. [xii], 197. $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4174-2.) Historians are reawakening to the importance of issues of...
The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry
The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry. By Daniel W. Patterson. Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts. (Chapel Hill: University of North...
The Untried Life: The Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War
The Untried Life: The Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. By James T. Fritsch. (Athens, Ohio: Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 501. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8040-1139-6.) James T. Fritsch's The Untried Life:...
Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood
Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood. By Brian Steele. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 321. $99.00, ISBN 978-1-107-02070-2.) There may be some small irony in the...
Thomas J. Wood: A Biography of the Union General in the Civil War
Thomas J. Wood: A Biography of the Union General in the Civil War. By Dan Lee. (Jefferson, N.C., and London: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2012. Pp. viii, 275. Paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7864-7130-0.) This is a rather odd biography. Although author...
Through a Glass Darkly: Contested Notions of Baptist Identity
Through a Glass Darkly: Contested Notions of Baptist Identity. Edited by Keith Harper. Religion and American Culture. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012. Pp. x, 333. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-5712-2.) Keith Harper's edited collection...
To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862
To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862. By D. Scott Hartwig. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 794. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-0631-2.) It was the bloodiest one day in American history, though another...
Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, Georgia, 1830-1870
Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, Georgia, 1830-1870. By Michael J. Gagnon. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. Pp. [xx], 290. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-4508-1.) This latest in a growing number of studies emphasizing the...
Washington during Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism
Washington During Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism. By Robert Flarrison. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. x, 343. $90.00, ISBN 978-1-107-00232-6.) Washington During Civil War and Reconstruction:...
We Have the War upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860 April 1861. By William J. Cooper. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Pp. [xvi], 332. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-4000-4200-5.) Surprisingly neglected by historians for more than half a century...
Women and the Texas Revolution
Women and the Texas Revolution. Edited by Mary L. Scheer. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2012. Pp. x, 244. $24.95, ISBN 978-1 57441-469-1.) Historians have traditionally presented the Texas Revolution from the male perspective, which...
Year of Glory: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, June 1862-June 1863
Year of Glory: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, June 1862-June 1863. By Monte Akers. (Philadelphia and Oxford, Eng.: Casemate, 2012. Pp. 371. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-61200-130-2.) If it is possible in this postmodern era to write an...
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