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. 3, August

1863: Lincoln's Pivotal Year
1863: Lincoln's Pivotal Year. Edited by Harold Holzer and Sara Vaughn Gabbard. (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 198. $32.95, ISBN 978-0-8093-3246-5.) Perhaps there are topics important enough to...
A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood
A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood. Edited by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall. (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Pp. xxvi, 325. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8166-7906-5; cloth, $75.00, ISBN 978-0-8166-7905-8.)...
A Cautious Enthusiasm: Mystical Piety and Evangelicalism in Colonial South Carolina
A Cautious Enthusiasm: Mystical Piety and Evangelicalism in Colonial South Carolina. By Samuel C. Smith. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 259. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-131-0.) This ambitious book moves religious experience...
A Companion to Woodrow Wilson
A Companion to Woodrow Wilson. Edited by Ross A. Kennedy. Wiley-Blackwell Companions to American History. (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Pp. xii, 668. $200.95, ISBN 978-1-4443-3737-2.) A century after he took office, Woodrow Wilson remains...
A Confederate Englishman: The Civil War Letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden
A Confederate Englishman: The Civil War Letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden. Edited by W. Eric Emerson and Karen Stokes. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. xviii, 187, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-135-8.) This edition of the Civil...
A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and the Death of Small-Town Georgia
A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and the Death of Small-Town Georgia. By William Rawlings. (Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 276. $29.00, ISBN 978-0-88146-431-3.) Sandersville, Georgia, physician and novelist William...
American Zion: The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War
American Zion: The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War. By Eran Shalev. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 239. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-300-18692-5.) American Zion: The Old Testament as a...
A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887
A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887. By Paul H. Thompson Jr. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 338. $48.00, ISBN 978-0-87580-458-3.) Paul...
A New Deal for All? Race and Class Struggles in Depression-Era Baltimore
A New Deal for All? Race and Class Struggles in Depression-Era Baltimore. By Andor Skotnes. Radical Perspectives. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 375. Paper, $26.95, ISBN 978-0 8223-5359-1; cloth, $94.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5347-8.)...
A New Southern Woman: The Correspondence of Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson, 1871-1883
A New Southern Woman: The Correspondence of Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson, 1871-1883. Edited by Giselle Roberts. Women's Diaries and Letters of the South. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xxii], 306. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-61117-103-7.)...
A Self-Evident Lie: Southern Slavery and the Threat to American Freedom
A Self-Evident Lie: Southern Slavery and the Threat to American Freedom. By Jeremy J. Tewell. American Abolitionism and Antislavery. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2013. Pp. [viii], 168. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-60635-145-1.) Jeremy J. Tewell...
Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath
Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath. By William A. Link. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 251. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0776-4.) Readers should not...
Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty
Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty. By Gary W. Gallagher. Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 117. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4540-6; cloth, $59.95,...
Being American in Europe, 1750-1860
Being American in Europe, 1750-1860. By Daniel Kilbride. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 230. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-0899-6.) Americans who traveled to and in Europe between 1750 and 1860 represent a small percentage...
Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852
Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852. Edited by James C. Kiotter and Daniel Rowland. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012. Pp. vi, 371. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-3607-3.) During its heyday as the...
Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970
Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914-1970. By Lee Sartain. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Pp. [viii], 235. $55.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-751-1.) Lee Sartain's new book Borders of Equality: The...
By All Accounts: General Stores and Community Life in Texas and Indian Territory
By All Accounts: General Stores and Community Life in Texas and Indian Territory. By Linda English. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 268. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4352-1.) Oysters, Macaroni, and Beer: Thurber, Texas, and the...
Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy
Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy. By Roger Pickenpaugh. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2013. Pp. [xi], 303. $49.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1783-6.) The prisons and prisoners of the Civil War provided, in postwar American...
Civil War Dynasty: The Ewing Family of Ohio
Civil War Dynasty: The Ewing Family of Ohio. By Kenneth J. Heineman. (New York and London: New York University Press, 2013. Pp. x, 384. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8147-7301-7.) Despite its profound and ancient appeal, biography lacks status in contemporary...
Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South
Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South. Edited by William A. Link, David Brown, Brian Ward, and Martyn Bone. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013. Pp. viii, 302. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4413-2.) As the editors of this volume...
Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812
Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812. By Stuart L. Butler. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: University Press of America, 2013. Pp. xx, 622. $110.00, ISBN 978-0-7618-6039-6.) The War of 1812 has received renewed...
Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights
Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights. By Pete Daniel. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 332. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0201-1.) In this study of the policies pursued...
Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons
Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons. By Ethan Blue. American History and Culture. (New York and London: New York University Press, 2012. Pp. [xx], 326. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8147-0940-5.) Ethan Blue's Doing Time...
Empty Mills: The Fight against Imports and the Decline of the U.S. Textile Industry
Empty Mills: The Fight Against Imports and the Decline of the U.S. Textile Industry. By Timothy J. Minchin. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Rowman and Littlefield, 2013. Pp. xii, 333. $80.00, ISBN 978-1-4422-2082-9.) Battles over trade policy for...
Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia
Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia. By Kirt von Daacke. Carter G. Woodson Institute Series. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012. Pp. [xiv], 269. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8139-3309-2.) ...
Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History
Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History. Edited by Philip J. Schwarz. Carter G. Woodson Institute Series. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2012. Pp. [xxxviii], 260. Paper, $24.50, ISBN 978-0 8139-3295-8; cloth, $59.50,...
Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege
Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege. By Michael B. Ballard. (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 196. $32.95, ISBN 978-0-8093-3240-3.) This is an unusual type of book, a biography dealing only...
Heaven's Soldiers: Free People of Color and the Spanish Legacy in Antebellum Florida
Heaven's Soldiers: Free People of Color and the Spanish Legacy in Antebellum Florida. By Frank Marotti. Atlantic Crossings. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 233. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1784-3.) An examination of how freedom...
Henry Wallace's 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism
Henry Wallace's 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism. By Thomas W. Devine. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 408. $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-0203-5.) Academic attention to Henry A. Wallace's...
History and Women, Culture and Faith: Selected Writings of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
History and Women, Culture and Faith: Selected Writings of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese. Edited by David Moltke-Hansen. Volume 1: Women Past and Present, edited by Deborah A. Symonds; Volume 2: Ghosts and Memories: White and Black Southern Women's Lives...
Imperial Illusions: The New South's Campaign for Cotton Cloth Exports
In 1902 the U.S. consul in Marseilles, France, warned ms superiors in Washington, D.C., that several European nations were vying for control of a new railroad in Abyssinia, a situation that could endanger American dominance of the local cloth trade....
In November 2013 the Museum of the Confederacy (MOC) and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Announced That They Have Joined Forces to Form a New Entity, the American Civil War Museum (ACWM), and Will Construct a Museum of More Than 35,000 Square Feet in Richmond, Virginia, at the Site of the Tredegar Iron Works on the James River
In November 2013 the Museum of the Confederacy (MOC) and the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar announced that they have joined forces to form a new entity, the American Civil War Museum (ACWM), and will construct a museum of more than...
Jackson's Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821
Jackson's Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821. By Samuel J. Watson. Modern War Studies. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. Pp. xx, 460. $39.95, ISBN 978-07006-1884-2.) Peacekeepers and Conquerors: The Army...
John P. Gatewood: Confederate Bushwhacker
John P. Gatewood: Confederate Bushwhacker. By Larry D. Stephens. (Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Company, 2012. Pp. 192. $25.95, ISBN 978-14556-1711-1.) John P. Gatewood: Confederate Bushwhacker is, as the title promises, a biography of a Confederate...
Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign
Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign. By Earl J. Hess. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 322. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-0211-0.) One of many widely accepted Civil War...
Law, Geography, and Mobility: Suing for Freedom in Antebellum St. Louis
In 1822, Phillis, a free black indentured servant from Philadelphia, approached a St. Louis attorney to file suit for her freedom because, though her indentured time had ended, she remained in servitude. (1) Phillis disappeared from St. Louis not long...
Lee's Army during the Overland Campaign: A Numerical Study
Lee's Army during the Overland Campaign: A Numerical Study. By Alfred C. Young III. Foreword by Gordon C. Rhea. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 428. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8071-5172-3.) Alfred C. Young III, an independent...
Missionary Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans
Missionary Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans. By Patrick Foley. Foreword by Gilbert R. Cruz. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii), 206. $40.00, ISBN 978-1 60344-824-6.) Ecclesiastical biographies...
New Orleans: Creolization and All That Jazz
New Orleans: Creolization and All That Jazz. By Bemdt Ostendorf. Transatlantica. (Innsbruck, Austria, and other cities: Studien Verlag, 2013. Pp. 203. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-3-7065-5209-7.) Scholars in the field of American studies know Bemdt Ostendorf...
Oklahoma's Indian New Deal
Oklahoma's Indian New Deal. By Jon S. Blackman. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 225. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-4351-4.) Why were Oklahoma Indians exempted from most provisions of the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act (IRA)?...
On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World
On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World. By Paul M. Pressly. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013. Pp. [xxii], 354. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203 4503-1; cloth, $69.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3567-4.)...
Painters and Paintings in the Early American South
Painters and Paintings in the Early American South. By Carolyn J. Weekley. (New Haven and London; Published by Yale University Press in association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2013. Pp. [x], 438. $75.00, ISBN 978-0-87935-252-3.) Carolyn...
Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought
Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought. Edited by H. Lee Cheek Jr., Sean R. Busick, and Carey M. Roberts. (Lanham, Md., and other cities: Lexington Books, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 112. $70.00, ISBN 978-0-7391-2078-1.)...
Professor-Politician: The Biography of Alabama Congressman Glen Browder
Professor-Politician: The Biography of Alabama Congressman Glen Browder. By Geni Certain. With an autobiographical essay by Glen Browder. (Montgomery, Ala.: NewSouth Books, 2012. Pp. [xxx], 257. Paper, $25.95, ISBN 978-1-58838-254-2.) Retired journalist...
Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s
Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s. Edited by Robert Cohen and David J. Snyder. Foreword by Dan T. Carter. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Pp. [xxiv], 337. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-0850-7; cloth,...
Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement
Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement. By Minrose Gwin. Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 232. Papier, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-3564-3; cloth,...
Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation
Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation. By Caroline E. Janney. Littlefield History of the Civil War Era. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 451. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-0706-1.) When around...
Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864
Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864. By Hampton Newsome. Civil War Soldiers and Strategies. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 447. $65.00, ISBN 978-1 60635-132-1.) Hampton Newsome's Richmond...
River of Hope: Forging Identity and Nation in the Rio Grande Borderlands
River of Hope: Forging Identity and Nation in the Rio Grande Borderlands. By Omar S. Valerio-Jimenez. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 369. Paper, $26.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5185-6; cloth, $99.95, ISBN 978-0-8223-5171-9.)...
Ruined by This Miserable War: The Dispatches of Charles Prosper Fauconnet, a French Diplomat in New Orleans, 1863-1868
Ruined by This Miserable War: The Dispatches of Charles Prosper Fauconnet, a French Diplomat in New Orleans, 1863-1868. Edited by Carl A. Brasseaux and Katherine Carmines Mooney. Translated by Carl A. Brasseaux. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee...
Secession Winter: When the Union Fell Apart
Secession Winter: When the Union Fell Apart. By Robert J. Cook, William L. Barney, and Elizabeth R. Varon. Marcus Cunliffe Lecture Series. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Pp. [x], 119. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-0896-5; cloth,...
Selected Writings and Speeches of James E. Shepard, 1896-1946: Founder of North Carolina Central University
Selected Writings and Speeches of James E. Shepard, 1896-1946: Founder of North Carolina Central University. Compiled and edited by Lenwood G. Davis with the assistance of Janie Miller. (Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. Pp....
Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South
Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South. By Gavin Wright. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 353. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-04933-8.) Stanford University...
Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History
Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History. Edited by Sally E. Hadden and Patricia Hagler Minter. Studies in the Legal History of the South. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 473. Paper, $26.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4499-7;...
Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross: Catholic-Protestant Relations in the Old South
Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross: Catholic-Protestant Relations in the Old South. By Andrew H. M. Stern. Religion and American Culture. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012. Pp. [xii], 265. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1774-4.) Scholars have...
Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi: Protest Politics and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 1960-1965
Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi: Protest Politics and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 1960-1965. By James P. Marshall. Foreword by Staughton Lynd. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. Pp. [xxviii], 300. $45.00, ISBN...
Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song
Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song. By Edward P. Comentale. Music in American Life. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 274. Paper, $28.00, ISBN 978-0-252-07892-7; cloth, $90.00, ISBN 978-0-252-03739-9.)...
Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps
Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. By Cynthia Brandimarte, with Angela Reed. Foreword by Carter Smith. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 167. $25.00, ISBN 978-1-60344-819-2.)...
The Association
The Southern Historical Association will hold its eightieth annual meeting in Atlanta on November 13-16, 2014, Thursday through Sunday. The printed program will be mailed to members later this month, but it is already accessible on the SHA website...
The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry
The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry. By Melissa Walker. Critical Moments in American History. (New York and London: Routledge, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 193. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-415-89561-3; cloth,...
The Election of 1860 Reconsidered
The Election of 1860 Reconsidered. Edited by A. James Fuller. Civil War in the North. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 271. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-148-2.) "'The taste is in my mouth a little,'" Abraham Lincoln confessed...
The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. By Denver Brunsman. Early American Histories. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2013. Pp. [xii], 364. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-3351-1.)...
The Life and Works of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, 1835-1909
The Life and Works of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, 1835-1909. By Brenda Ayres. (Burlington, Vt., and Surrey, Eng.: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2012. Pp. xviii, 306. $124.95, ISBN 978-1-4094-4073-4.) Augusta Jane Evans Wilson is one of the most fascinating...
The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere
The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere. By Robert J. Cottrol. Studies in the Legal History of the South. (Athens, Ga., and London: University of Georgia Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 370. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-4431-7;...
The Oracle and the Curse: A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War
The Oracle and the Curse: A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War. By Caleb Smith. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 264. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-07308-1.) Judges and writers construct authority...
The Original Compromise: What the Constitution's Framers Were Really Thinking
The Original Compromise: What the Constitution's Framers Were Really Thinking. By David Brian Robertson. (New York and other cities: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 324. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-979629-8.) In his study of the Constitutional...
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Volume 38: 1 July to 12 November 1802; Volume 39: 13 November 1802 to 3 March 1803
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Volume 38: 1 July to 12 November 1802; Volume 39: 13 November 1802 to 3 March 1803. Edited by Barbara B. Oberg. (Princeton and Oxford, Eng.: Princeton University Press, 2011; 2012. Pp. [li], 755; lii, 699. $115.00, ISBN...
The Prairie Boys Go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861-1865
The Prairie Boys Go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861-1865. By Rhonda M. Kohl. (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 2013. Pp. [xx], 300. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8093-3203-8.) Rhonda M. Kohl's regimental history of...
The Problem of Slavery as History: A Global Approach
The Problem of Slavery as History: A Global Approach. By Joseph C. Miller. The David Brion Davis Series. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 218. Paper, $30.00, ISBN 978-0-300-11315-0.) Joseph C. Miller has written the most...
The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History, 1836-1986
The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History, 1836-1986. By James L. Haley. Texas Legal Studies Series. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013. Pp. [xxviii], 322. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-292-74458-5.) It is important to note that this work was a collaborative...
The Transatlantic World of Higher Education: Americans at German Universities, 1776-1914
The Transatlantic World of Higher Education: Americans at German Universities, 1776-1914. By Anja Werner. European Studies in American History. (New York and Oxford, Eng.: Berghahn, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 329. $120.00, ISBN 978-0-85745-782-0.) German...
They Left Great Marks on Me: African American Testimonies of Racial Violence from Emancipation to World War I
They Left Great Marks on Me: African American Testimonies of Racial Violence from Emancipation to World War I. By Kidada E. Williams. (New York and London: New York University Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 281. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-0-8147-9536-1; cloth,...
This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North
This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North. Edited by Andrew L. Slap and Michael Thomas Smith. The North's Civil War. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. Pp. [xviii], 274. Paper, $30.00,...
To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition
To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition. By Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff. American Made Music Series. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Pp. [x], 468. $75.00, ISBN 978-1 -61703-675-0.) "'I...
Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812
Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812. Edited by Kathryn E. Holland Braund. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012. Pp. [xxiv], 312. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-5711-5.) In the preface for Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek...
To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville
To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville. By Robert Cassanello. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2013. Pp. [xvi], 188. $74.95, ISBN 978-0-8130-4419-4.) Robert Cassanello creatively combines...
We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired
We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired. By M. J. O'Brien. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013. Pp. xii, 340. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-61703-743-6.) We have all seen the photograph. Three weary protesters,...
West Virginia Mountaineers and Kentucky Frontiersmen: Race, Manliness, and the Rhetoric of Liberalism in the Early 1960s
Between 1940 and 1970, 3.2 million poor whites left the upland South to work in booming industrial cities in the North and West. (1) They reshaped the urban fabric of dense neighborhoods like Chicago's Uptown, the Briggs section of Detroit, and Cincinnati's...
Why We Fight: Congress and the Politics of World War II
Why We Fight: Congress and the Politics of World War II. By Nancy Beck Young. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. Pp. [xvi), 366. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-7006-1917-7.) On February 22, 1945, two Democratic congressmen--one, John E. Rankin, a...
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