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. 85, No. 4, November

Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South
Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South. By Diane Miller Sommerville. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 429. Paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-4330-4; cloth, $105.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-4356-4.) Diane...
After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales
After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales. By Tom Hansell. (Morgantown, W.Va.: West Virginia University Press, 2018. Pp. x, 237. Paper, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-946684-55-4.) Published in conjunction with the documentary film of the same name,...
A Literary History of Mississippi
A Literary History of Mississippi. Edited by Lorie Watkins. Heritage of Mississippi Series. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017. Pp. xviii, 309. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-1189-9.) Lorie Watkins and her contributors have reminded us of the disproportionate...
Always Been a Rambler: G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, Country Music Pioneers of Southern Appalachia
Always Been a Rambler: G. B. Grayson and Henry Whitter, Country Music Pioneers of Southern Appalachia. By Josh Beckworth. Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2018. Pp. x, 226. Paper, $25.00, ISBN...
Anti-Japanese Sentiment, International Diplomacy, and the Texas Alien Land Law of 1921
THE JAPANESE 'INVASION' OF TEXAS APPEARS TO BE IN FULL SWING," reported a correspondent from the lower Rio Grande Valley (hereinafter, the Valley) on January 7, 1921. The writer drew this conclusion from the arrival a day earlier of two Japanese families...
Arkansas's Gilded Age: The Rise, Decline, and Legacy of Populism and Working-Class Protest
Arkansas's Gilded Age: The Rise, Decline, and Legacy of Populism and Working-Class Protest. By Matthew Hild. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 206. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-8262-2166-7.) Many scholars have plowed the historical field...
Audubon on Louisiana: Selected Writings of John James Audubon
Audubon on Louisiana: Selected Writings of John James Audubon. Edited by Ben Forkner. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2018. Pp. xliv, 388. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6958-2.) Ben Forkner's volume, a tribute to the role of Louisiana in the...
Benevolence, Moral Reform, Equality: Women's Activism in Kansas City, 1870 to 1940
Benevolence, Moral Reform, Equality: Women's Activism in Kansas City, 1870 to 1940. By K. David Hanzlick. (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 304. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8262-2162-9.) K. David Hanzlick argues in Benevolence, Moral Reform,...
Black Autonomy, Red Cross Recovery, and White Backlash after the Great Sea Island Storm of 1893
PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS CLARA BARTON BOARDED the steamer Catherine to tour the storm-stricken sea islands of South Carolina at 4 A.M. on September 17, 1893. (1) South Carolina's governor, the infamous white supremacist and demagogue Benjamin...
Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History
Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History. By E. Patrick Johnson. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 575. Paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-4110-2; cloth, $120.00, ISBN 978-1-4696 4109-6.) "I think everybody should be...
Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took on Washington
Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took on Washington. By Patricia Miller. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. Pp. [xii], 368. $28.00, ISBN 978-0-374-25266-3.) In the spring of 1894, W. C....
Charlottesville 2017: The Legacy of Race and Inequity
Charlottesville 2017: The Legacy of Race and Inequity. Edited by Louis P. Nelson and Claudrena N. Harold. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2018. Pp. xviii, 225. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-4190 5; cloth, $39.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-4189-9.)...
Cherokee Kings and Creek Kings: Intra-Indigenous Connections and Interactions in the Eighteenth-Century American South
IN NOVEMBER 1768, A DELEGATION OF DISGRUNTLED LOWER CREEK micos (headmen) traversed what was called the Creek Path, destined for Augusta where they were to meet with the British superintendent of Indian affairs in the South, John Stuart (Map 1). Stuart,...
Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy
Civil War and Agrarian Unrest: The Confederate South and Southern Italy. By Enrico Dal Lago. Cambridge Studies on the American South. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 465. $59.99, ISBN 978-1-107-03842-4.) Enrico Dal Lago is the author...
Civil War Barons: The Tycoons, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Visionaries Who Forged Victory and Shaped a Nation
Civil War Barons: The Tycoons, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Visionaries Who Forged Victory and Shaped a Nation. By Jeffry D. Wert. (New York: Da Capo Press, 20I8. Pp. xii, 276. $30.00, ISBN 978-0-306-82512-5.) Even the most casual student of the American...
Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972-1985
Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972-1985. By Pete Gershon. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Pp. x, 468. $65.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-632-6.) Pete Gershon's much-needed book covers two crucial decades in the history...
Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered
Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered. Edited by Michael P. Gray. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2018. Pp. xl, 232. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-60635-341-7.) This essay collection on Civil War prisons and their inmates traces its intellectual...
Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life
Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life. By Albert Louis Zambone. (Yardley, Pa.: Westholme Publishing, 2018. Pp. xx, 376. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-59416-315-9.) In Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life, Albert Louis Zambone takes a fast-moving, narrative-driven...
Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics
Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics. By Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. Princeton Studies in Political Behavior. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 280. $29.95, ISBN 978-0-691-17674-1.)...
Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992
Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992. By Mark Newman. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Pp. xviii, 455. Paper, $30.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-1896-6; cloth, $90.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-1886-7.) The Catholic...
Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth Century United States
Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth Century United States. Edited by Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather R. White. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 303. Paper, $32.95, ISBN...
Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story
Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story. By Michael D. Doubler. Music in American Life. (Urbana and other cities: University of Illinois Press, 2018. Pp. xviii, 260. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-252-08365-5.) In Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story,...
Dr. Arthur Spohn: Surgeon, Inventor, and Texas Medical Pioneer
Dr. Arthur Spohn: Surgeon, Inventor, and Texas Medical Pioneer. By Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick with Charles W. Monday Jr. Introduction by Kenneth L. Mattox. Gulf Coast Books. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Pp....
Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America
Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America. By Dennis Herrick. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 282. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-5981-0.) Next to Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Esteban is the most interesting of the four survivors...
Family and Home-Front Experiences
Whether following letters to and from the front lines or exploring the day-today lives of civilians, books in this section cover a variety of topics. Some explore the familiar yet still fruitful exchanges between soldiers and their families. Others...
George Washington's Barbados Diary, 1751-52
George Washington's Barbados Diary, 1751-52. Edited by William M. Ferraro et al. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2018. Pp. xlviii, 168. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8139-4137-0.) At the age of nineteen, George Washington traveled with...
Grant
Grant. By Ron Chernow. (New York: Penguin Books, 2017. Pp. xxx, 1074. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-59420-487-6.) Ulysses S. Grant is having a moment. On the heels of two best-selling biographies of Grant published in the last seven years comes the longest one...
High Private: The Trans-Mississippi Correspondence of Humorist R.R. Gilbert, 1862-1865
High Private: The Trans-Mississippi Correspondence of Humorist R. R. Gilbert, 1862-1865. Edited by Mary M. Cronin. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 323. $50.00, ISBN 978-1-62190-445-8.) Rensselaer Reed Gilbert remains a shadowy...
Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792
Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792. By Susan Sleeper-Smith. (Chapel Hill: Published by University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2018....
Individual Soldiers' Memoirs and Letter Collections
Individual soldiers' writings are a staple of Civil War literature. Edited volumes such as these demonstrate that the genre is still not only thriving but also academically valuable. Sailors, scouts, so-called carpetbaggers, and a host of less specialized...
Is Racial Equality Unconstitutional?
Is Racial Equality Unconstitutional?. By Mark Golub. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xviii, 210. $65.00, ISBN 978-0-19-068360-3.) This book intervenes in the legal debate between advocates of a "colorblind Constitution" and their critics...
Jefferson on Display: Attire, Etiquette, and the Art of Presentation
Jefferson on Display: Attire, Etiquette, and the Art of Presentation. By G. S. Wilson. Jeffersonian America. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2018. Pp. xviii, 287. $29.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-4129-5.) G. S. Wilson's fascinating...
Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America
Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America. By Catherine Kerrison. (New York: Ballantine Books, 2018. Pp. xviii, 425. Paper, $18.00, ISBN 978-1-101-88626-7; cloth, $28.00. ISBN 978-1-101 88624-3.) Catherine Kerrison's Jefferson's...
Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order
Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order. By Joy Ann Williamson-Lott. (New York: Teachers College Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 164. Paper, $42.95, ISBN 978-0-8077-5912-7.) In Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the...
Just and Righteous Causes: Rabbi Ira Sanders and the Fight for Racial and Social Justice in Arkansas, 1926-1963
Just and Righteous Causes: Rabbi Ira Sanders and the Fight for Racial and Social Justice in Arkansas, 1926-1963. By James L. Moses. Arkansas History. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 219. $34.95, ISBN 978-1-68226-075-3.) With...
Leaving the Gay Place: Billy Lee Brammer and the Great Society
Leaving the Gay Place: Billy Lee Brammer and the Great Society. By Tracy Daugherty. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018. Pp. [x], 436. $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4773-1635-1.) Charting a short, peculiar life through the rise and fall of American liberalism,...
Lending Power: How Self-Help Credit Union Turned Small-Time Loans into Big-Time Change
Lending Power: How Self-Help Credit Union Turned Small-Time Loans into Big-Time Change. By Howard E. Covington Jr. (Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 211. $29.95, ISBN 978-0 8223-6969-1.) In Lending Power: How Self-Help Credit...
Lincoln's Mercenaries: Economic Motivation among Union Soldiers during the Civil War
Lincoln's Mercenaries: Economic Motivation Among Union Soldiers During the Civil War. By William Marvel. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 329. $48.00, ISBN 978-0-8071-6952-0.)...
Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future
Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future. By Jason Phillips. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 320. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-19-086816-1.) In this intriguing account of how Americans in the 1850s imagined their...
Louisiana Piney Woods Oil Boom. by Jon L. Gibson
Louisiana Piney Woods Oil Boom. By Jon L. Gibson. (Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing, 2019.' Pp. 155. $28.95, ISBN 978-1-4556-2455-3.) Louisiana Piney Woods Oil Boom charts the development of two oil fields in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana, the Tullos-Urania...
May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem
May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem. By Imani Perry. The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 280. $26.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-3860-7.)...
Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People
Monacan Millennium: A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People. By Jeffrey L. Hantman. (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 217. $29.50, ISBN 978-0-8139-4147-9.) Monacans are the indigenous...
Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America
Moral Contagion: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Diplomacy in Antebellum America. By Michael A. Schoeppner. Studies in Legal History. (New York and other cities: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. xiv, 252. $59.99, ISBN 978-1-108-46999-9.)...
Murder and Intrigue on the Mexican Border: Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara Affair
Murder and Intrigue on the Mexican Border: Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara Affair. By John A. Adams Jr. The Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Pp. xvi,...
Obituary
Renowned scholar of African American history and culture Sterling Stuckey Jr. died on August 15, 2018, in Riverside, California. Stuckey's groundbreaking scholarship transformed our collective understanding of slavery and the African diaspora. Dwelling...
Proving Ground: Expertise and Appalachian Landscapes
Proving Ground: Expertise and Appalachian Landscapes. By Edward Slavishak. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 212. $49.95, ISBN 978-1-4214-2539-9.) How have visitors to the Appalachian Mountains obtained a working knowledge of...
Queering Kansas City Jazz: Gender, Performance, and the History of a Scene
Queering Kansas City Jazz: Gender, Performance, and the History of a Scene. By Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone. Expanding Frontiers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press,...
Realizing Our Place: Real Southern Women in a Mythologized Land
Realizing Our Place: Real Southern Women in a Mythologized Land. By Catherine Egley Waggoner and Laura Egley Taylor. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Pp. xvi, 223. $35.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-1758-7.) Realizing Our Place: Real Southern Women...
Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power
Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. Edited by Matthew Hild and Keri Leigh Merritt. (Gainesville and other cities: University Press of Florida, 2018. Pp. [x], 308. $84.95, ISBN 978-08130-5697-5.) Writing in the essay collection...
Remembering Ella: A 1912 Murder and Mystery in the Arkansas Ozarks
Remembering Ella: A 1912 Murder and Mystery in the Arkansas Ozarks. By Nita Gould. (Little Rock: Butler Center Books, 2018. Pp. 451. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-945624-17-9.) On November 21, 1912, eighteen-year-old Ella Barham was raped, murdered, and...
Rice to Ruin: The Jonathan Lucas Family in South Carolina, 1783-1929
Rice to Ruin: The Jonathan Lucas Family in South Carolina, 1783-1929. By Roy Williams III and Alexander Lucas Lofton. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018. Pp xii, 427. $59.99, ISBN 978-1-61117-834-0.) The rice planters of South Carolina...
Risk and Ruin: Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism
Risk and Ruin: Enron and the Culture of American Capitalism. By Gavin Benke. American Business, Politics, and Society. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Pp. [viii], 263. $34.95, ISBN 978-0-81225020-6.) In Risk and Ruin: Enron and...
River of Death: The Chickamauga Campaign
River of Death: The Chickamauga Campaign. Vol. 1: The Fall of Chattanooga. By William Glenn Robertson. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 680. $45.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-4312-0.) William Glenn Robertson's...
Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men: A Reader's Companion
Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men: A Reader's Companion. By Jonathan S. Cullick. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018. Pp. xvi, 124. $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8131-7592-8.) The Kentucky Humanities Council chose Robert Penn Warren's brilliant,...
San Antonio: A Tricentennial History
San Antonio: A Tricentennial History. By Char Miller. (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2018. Pp." xii, 186. Paper, $20.00, ISBN 978-1 62511-049-7.) In a swift narrative reminiscent of the forays of the Apaches and Comanches, who pushed back...
Sanctifying Slavery and Politics in South Carolina: The Life of the Reverend Alexander Garden, 1685-1756
Sanctifying Slavery and Politics in South Carolina: The Life of the Reverend Alexander Garden, 1685-1756. By Fred E. Witzig. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 235. $39.99, ISBN 978-1-61117-845-6.) Anglican rector and commissary...
Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War
Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War. By Richard D. Brown. (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 387. $40.00, ISBN 978-0-300-19711-2.) The American and British Debate over Equality,...
Shale Boom: The Barnett Shale Play and Fort Worth
Shale Boom: The Barnett Shale Play and Fort Worth. By Diana Davids Hinton. (Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 229. Paper, $30.00, ISBN 978-0 87565-685-4.) It is an old story in oil history: a new technology--and the right price--result in the discovery...
Showdown in the South: Jimmy Carter and the 1976 Florida Democratic Primary
Showdown in the South: Jimmy Carter and the 1976 Florida Democratic Primary. By Clay Ouzts. (Tallahassee, Fla.: Sentry Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 336. Paper, $25.00, ISBN 978-1-889574-34-9; cloth, $35.00, ISBN 978-1 889574-30-1.) Voting in Florida has become...
Slavery in the North: Forgetting History and Recovering Memory
Slavery in the North: Forgetting History and Recovering Memory. By Marc Howard Ross. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 304. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-5038-1.) Marc Howard Ross insightfully examines how and why Americans have...
Stigma Cities: The Reputation and History of Birmingham, San Francisco, and Las Vegas
Stigma Cities: The Reputation and History of Birmingham, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. By Jonathan Foster. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 274. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8061-6071-9.) In an intriguing study of the role of stigmatization...
The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War
The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War. By Aaron Sheehan-Dean. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Harvard University Press, 2018. Pp. [x], 465. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-98422-6.) This is an ambitious, complex, and timely book; and it...
The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics
The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics. By William J. Cooper. (New York and London: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2018. Pp. xvi, 526. Paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-63149-495-6.) In a departure from his...
The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America
By Erik Mathisen. Civil War America. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 221. Paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-5459-1; cloth, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-3632-0.) American citizenship lacked clear definition until the mid-nineteenth...
The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle
The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle. By Malinda Maynor Lowery. H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xxii, 304. $30.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-4637-4.) The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle...
The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis: The Political Life of Henry S. Foote, Southern Unionist
The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis: The Political Life of Henry S. Foote, Southern Unionist. By Ben Wynne. Southern Biography. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 323. $47.50, ISBN 978-08071-6933-9.) Ben Wynne's political...
The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop
The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop. By Wayne Ludwig. Nancy and Ted Paup Ranching and Heritage Series. (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 307. $37.00, ISBN 978-1-62349-671-5.) The Chisholm Trail: Joseph...
The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series
The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series. Volume 9: 19 February 1815-12 October 1815. Edited by Angela Kreider, J. C. A. Stagg, Mary Parke Johnson, and Anne Mandeville Colony. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018. Pp. xliv, 730....
The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care
The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care. Edited by Richard D. deShazo. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Pp. xxxii, 215. $40.00, ISBN 978-1-4968-1768-6.) With the "hope this...
The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean
The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean. By Daniel B. Rood. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 272. $74.00, ISBN 978-0-19-065526-6.) Among the many monographs published over...
The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics
The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics. By David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler. (New York: Basic Books, 2018. Pp. x, 433. $32.00, ISBN 978-0-465-09756-2.) How did the rise of Andrew Jackson reflect the course...
The South of the Mind: American Imaginings of White Southernness 1960-1980
The South of the Mind: American Imaginings of White Southernness, 1960-1980. By Zachary J. Lechner. Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018. Pp. [x], 219. Paper, $28.95, ISBN 978-0-8203-5390-6;...
The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation
The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation. By Joseph R. Fitzgerald. Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2018. Pp. [x], 341. $50.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-7649-9.)...
The Unsolid South: Mass Politics and National Representation in a One-Party Enclave
The Unsolid South: Mass Politics and National Representation in a One-Party Enclave. By Devin Caughey. Princeton Studies in American Politics. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 214. Paper, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-691-18180-6;...
The Yamasee Indians: From Florida to South Carolina
The Yatnasee Indians: From Florida to South Carolina. Edited by Denise I. Bossy. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 348. $75.00, ISBN 978-1-4962-0760-9.) Through historical circumstance and the strategies that they adopted...
This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America
This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America. By Nina Silber. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 232. $32.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-4654-1.) An hour from my university sits the Jefferson Davis Memorial State...
Upon the Fields of Battle: Essays on the Military History of America's Civil War
Upon the Fields of Battle: Essays on the Military History of America's Civil War. Edited by Andrew S. Bledsoe and Andrew F. Lang. Foreword by Gary W. Gallagher. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State...
Wanderer on the American Frontier: The Travels of John Maley, 1808-1813
Wanderer on the American Frontier: The Travels of John Maley, 1808-1813. Edited by F. Andrew Dowdy. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 244. $45.00, ISBN 978-0-8061-6039-9.) Historians owe much to speculators and scientists of old, whose...
War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era
War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era. Edited by Joan E. Cashin. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Pp. [xiv], 263. Paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4696-4320-5; cloth, $90.00, ISBN 978-1-4696-4319-9.) The ten authors in Joan...
Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash over the New Deal
Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash over the New Deal. By Eric Rauchway. (New York: Basic Books, 2018. Pp. viii, 294. $30.00, ISBN 978 0-465-09458-5.) Over the past thirty years, there has emerged a large and increasingly sophisticated...
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