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November 2013 Book Reviews

Carr, Digging Miami, by Andrew K. Frank

Foster, Climate and Culture Change in North America, AD 900–1600, by Shepard Krech III

Brückner, ed., Early American Cartographies, by Robert Paulett

Rushforth, Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France, by George Edward Milne

Russo and Russo, Planting an Empire: The Early Chesapeake in British North America, by Travis Glasson

Johnston, From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family, by Sean Condon

Curtis, Jefferson’s Freeholders and the Politics of Ownership in the Old Dominion, by Christopher Tomlins

Gutzman, James Madison and the Making of America, by Darren Staloff

Lewis, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic, by Nancy Isenberg

Curran, Shaping American Catholicism: Maryland and New York, 1805–1915, by James M. Woods

Bailey, Race Patriotism: Protest and Print Culture in the AME Church, by Michael Benjamin

Stagg, The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent, by Gene Allen Smith

Dorsey, Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland, by Jennifer Oast

Swanson, Remaking Wormsloe Plantation: The Environmental History of a Lowcountry Landscape, by Mark D. Hersey

Hall, Mountains on the Market: Industry, the Environment, and the South, by Sean Patrick Adams

Waples, The Natural Gas Industry in Appalachia: A History from the First Discovery to the Tapping of the Marcellus Shale, by Brian Frehner

Rivers, Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida, by Richard C. Rohrs

Dal Lago, American Slavery, Atlantic Slavery, and Beyond: The U.S. “Peculiar Institution” in International Perspective, by Robert Bonner

Kelley, Los Brazos de Dios: A Plantation Society in the Texas Borderlands, 1821–1865, by Raúl A. Ramos

Bagur, Antebellum Jefferson, Texas: Everyday Life in an East Texas Town, by Mark Barringer

Strubberg, Friedrichsburg, a Novel: Colony of the German Fürstenverein, by Walter D. Kamphoefner

Blodgett and Levering, One Town, Many Voices: A History of Davidson, North Carolina, by Michael D. Thompson

Schweninger, Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery, and the Law, by Robin C. Sager

Mckiernan-González, Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848–1942, by Mariola Espinosa

DeLombard, In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity, by Terri L. Snyder

Wallace and Smith, eds., Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity, by Jasmine Alinder

Gallagher and Shelden, eds., A Political Nation: New Directions in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political History, by Stephen E. Maizlish

Stegmaier, ed., Henry Adams in the Secession Crisis: Dispatches to the Boston Daily Advertiser, December 1860–March 1861, by Susan E. Hanssen

Snay, Horace Greeley and the Politics of Reform in Nineteenth-Century America, by Tyler Anbinder

Borchard, Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley; Burlingame, Lincoln and the Civil War; Green, Lincoln and the Election of 1860; and Winkle, Abraham and Mary Lincoln, by Stewart Winger

Simon, The Union Forever: Lincoln, Grant, and the Civil War, by Leonne M. Hudson

Reardon, With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North, by Jennifer M. Murray

Hutchison, Apples and Ashes: Literature, Nationalism, and the Confederate States of America, by Elizabeth Duquette

Sternhell, Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South, by Robert Gudmestad

Stickney, Promotion or the Bottom of the River: The Blue and Gray Naval Careers of Alexander F. Warley, South Carolinian, by J. Scott Harmon

McPherson, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865, by George E. Buker

Jewett, ed., The Battlefield and Beyond: Essays on the American Civil War, by Stephen D. Engle

Katz and Virga, Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront, by Timothy Sweet

Hewitt and Schott, eds., Lee and His Generals: Essays in Honor of T. Harry Williams, by David Ross Zimring

Hurst, Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest: Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga: The Campaigns That Doomed the Confederacy, by Colin E. Woodward

Lundberg, Granbury’s Texas Brigade: Diehard Western Confederates, by Matthew M. Stith

Mitcham, Richard Taylor and the Red River Campaign of 1864, by Michael Thomas Smith

Fowler and Parker, eds., Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia, by Alan C. Downs

Mendoza and Grear, eds., Texans and War: New Interpretations of the State’s Military History, by William Thomas Allison

Smith, James Z. George: Mississippi’s Great Commoner, by Chester M. Morgan

Reid and Bennett, eds., Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction, by Françoise N. Hamlin

Beeby, ed., Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures, by Gregg Cantrell

Monday and Vick, eds., Letters to Alice: Birth of the Kleberg-King Ranch Dynasty, by Jacqueline M. Moore

Watson, Reading for the Body: The Recalcitrant Materiality of Southern Fiction, 1893–1985, by Lucas Carpenter

Dickson, Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South, by Kirk Strawbridge

Harrison, Then Sings My Soul: The Culture of Southern Gospel Music, by Joshua Guthman

McDonald, Racial Dynamics in Early Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas, by Tyina Steptoe

Lichtenstein and Shermer, eds., The Right and Labor in America: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination, by Shane Hamilton

Spruill, Littlefield, and Johnson, eds., South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume 3, by Victoria E. Ott

Boman, The Original Rush Limbaugh: Lawyer, Legislator, and Civil Libertarian, by Robert J. Cottrol

Roll, Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South, by Richard J. Callahan Jr.

Blevins, Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South, by Thomas A. DeBlack

Jelks, Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography, by Bernard E. Powers Jr.

Roper, The Magnificent Mays: A Biography of Benjamin Elijah Mays, by Dennis C. Dickerson

Roman, Opposing Jim Crow: African Americans and the Soviet Indictment of U.S. Racism, 1928–1937, by Randi Storch

Miller, Born along the Color Line: The 1933 Amenia Conference and the Rise of a National Civil Rights Movement, by Pero Gaglo Dagbovie

Brown and Wereschagin, Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History; and Rozelle, My Boys and Girls Are in There: The 1937 New London School Explosion, by Jessica Brannon-Wranosky

Spivey, “If You Were Only White”: The Life of Leroy “Satchel” Paige, by Leslie Heaphy

Tucker, Father of the Tuskegee Airmen: John C. Robinson, by William F. Trimble

Sledge, A People, a Place: The Story of Abilene, Volume 2: The Modern City, 1940–2010, by Linda English

Kahrl, The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South, by Tiffany M. Gill

Wolcott, Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America, by Thomas L. Bynum

Hamlin, Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II, by Rebecca Tuuri

Margolick, Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock, by Kathryn L. Nasstrom

Bodroghkozy, Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement, by Brian Ward

Crespino, Strom Thurmond’s America, by William A. Link

Nordin, From Edward Brooke to Barack Obama: African American Political Success, 1966–2008, by George Derek Musgrove

Tillet, Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post–Civil Rights Imagination, by Christina Sharpe

Bratt, ed., By the Vision of Another World: Worship in American History, by Jared S. Burkholder

Lowe, Mark Twain’s Homes and Literary Tourism, by Sally Anne Schmidt

Bruggeman, ed., Born in the U.S.A.: Birth, Commemoration, and American Public Memory, by Tammy S. Gordon

Meringolo, Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History, by Paul S. Sutter

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