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August 2013 Book Reviews

Fiege, The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States, by Mark V. Barrow Jr.

Stanwood, The Empire Reformed: English America in the Age of the Glorious Revolution, by Kristen Block

Billings, Magistrates and Pioneers: Essays in the History of American Law, by Don R. Byrnes

Powell, The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans, by Christopher Morris

Crothers, Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730–1865, by Ryan Jordan

Jennison, Cultivating Race: The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750–1860, by Anne Twitty

Gould, Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire, by Troy Bickham

Gilbert, Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence, by Robert Olwell

Borick, Relieve Us of This Burthen: American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South, 1780–1782, by Rebecca Brannon

Kierner, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times, by Anya Jabour

Johnson, John Randolph of Roanoke, by Cynthia A. Kierner

Harris and Buckley, eds., Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, by Susan Gaunt Stearns

Thomas, Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812, by Alan D. Watson

Kreider et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series. Volume 7: 25 October 1813–30 June 1814, by Dickson D. Bruce Jr.

Wolf, Almost Free: A Story about Family and Race in Antebellum Virginia, by Kirt von Daacke

Wallis, David Crockett: The Lion of the West, by Carroll Van West

McKnight and Humphreys, eds., The Age of Andrew Jackson, by Mark M. Carroll

Delbanco, The Abolitionist Imagination, by Ethan J. Kytle

Freyer and Campbell, eds., Freedom’s Conditions in the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands in the Age of Emancipation, by H. Robert Baker

Schermerhorn, Plunkett, and Gaynor, eds., Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery, by Gary Edwards

Nathans, To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker, by Carol Wilson

McInnis, Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, by Stephanie E. Yuhl

Gugliotta, Freedom’s Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War, by Matthew J. Karp

Thomas, The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America, by John Majewski

Dirck, Abraham Lincoln and White America; and Striner, Lincoln and Race, by Matthew Norman

Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, by Orville Vernon Burton

Guelzo, Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction, by George C. Rable

McWhirter, Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War, by Scott Gac

Hilde, Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South, by Carol Cranmer Green

Killian, General Abner M. Perrin, C.S.A.: A Biography, by David Coffey

Coffman, Going Back the Way They Came: A History of the Phillips Georgia Legion Cavalry Battalion, by Thomas G. Nester

Danielson, War’s Desolating Scourge: The Union’s Occupation of North Alabama, by Andrew L. Slap

Smith, Corinth 1862: Siege, Battle, Occupation, by Joseph W. Danielson

Sarna, When General Grant Expelled the Jews, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Johnson, Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the Election of 1864, by James E. Sefton

Dunkelman, Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York, by Jacqueline Glass Campbell

Astor, Rebels on the Border: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Reconstruction of Kentucky and Missouri, by Nicole Etcheson

Nelson, Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War, by David Silkenat

Jackson, My Father’s Name: A Black Virginia Family after the Civil War, by Amy F. Morsman

Howell, ed., Still the Arena of Civil War: Violence and Turmoil in Reconstruction Texas, 1865–1874, by T. R. C. Hutton

Weinfeld, The Jackson County War: Reconstruction and Resistance in Post–Civil War Florida, by Kenneth W. Howell

Cordery, Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts, by Robin Conner

Hough, Rural Unwed Mothers: An American Experience, 1870–1950, by Melanie Beals Goan

Alther, Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance, by Bruce E. Stewart

Ring, The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880–1930, by Elizabeth Herbin-Triant

Stremlau, Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation, by Cathleen D. Cahill

Tucker and Willinger, eds., Newcomb College, 1886–2006: Higher Education for Women in New Orleans, by Joan Marie Johnson

Rich, Missing Links: The African and American Worlds of R. L. Garner, Primate Collector, by Andrea Patterson

Hoffer, Plessy v. Ferguson: Race and Inequality in Jim Crow America, by Larry O. Rivers

Wise, William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker, by William S. McFeely

Craig, The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith, Atlanta’s Scholar-Architect, by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner

De León, ed., War along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities, by Ana Luisa Martinez-Catsam

Holden, The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC, by Clarence L. Mohr

Bell and Stanley, eds., Making Sense of American Liberalism, by G. Derek Musgrove

Gregg, Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of a Federal Landscape in Appalachia, by Jill M. Fraley

Mielnik, New Deal, New Landscape: The Civilian Conservation Corps and South Carolina’s State Parks, by Sara M. Gregg

Sarvis, J. V. Conran and Rural Political Power: Boss Mythology in the Missouri Bootheel, by Jeff Gall

Fluker et al., eds., The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman.Volume 2: Christian, Who Calls Me Christian? April 1936–August 1943, by Reginald F. Hildebrand

Flowers, Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power Since World War II, by Rosalie Beck

Beaver and Jennings, eds., Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia, by Rhonda Mawhood Lee

Stanley, The Poco Field: An American Story of Place, by Chad Montrie

Boyd, Georgia Democrats, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Shaping of the New South, by Randy Sanders

Braukman, Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956–1965, by Andrea Friedman

Updegrove, Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency, by Mitchell B. Lerner

Mengak, Reshaping Our National Parks and Their Guardians: The Legacy of George B. Hartzog Jr., by Ralph H. Lutts

Revels, Sunshine Paradise: A History of Florida Tourism, by Evan R. Ward

Jackson, The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera: An Insider’s History of the Florida-Alabama Coast, by Richard R. Hourigan III

King, Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina’s Tourism Industry, by Andrew W. Kahrl

Zieger, ed., Life and Labor in the New New South, by Joseph Abel

Malone, Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger’s Life and Musical Journey, by William G. Roy

Waldrep and Billingsley, eds., Recovering the Margins of American Religious History: The Legacy of David Edwin Harrell Jr., by Matthew Avery Sutton

Taylor, Reconstructing the Native South: American Indian Literature and the Lost Cause, by Jesse Peters

Inrig, North Carolina and the Problem of AIDS: Advocacy, Politics, and Race in the South, by David McBride

Smith, Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story, by Robert S. McElvaine

Perman, The Southern Political Tradition, by Christopher Childers

Bullock and Rozell, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics, by Angie Maxwell


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