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February 2014 Book Reviews

Rice, Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America, by Kristalyn Shefveland

Hahn, The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove, by Julie Anne Sweet

Sayre and Zecher, eds., The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont, 1715–1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic, by Christopher Hodson

Patterson, The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry, by Judith Ridner

Paulett, An Empire of Small Places: Mapping the Southeastern Anglo-Indian Trade, 1732–1795, by Angela Pulley Hudson

King, Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Past: The View from Southern Maryland, by Carter L. Hudgins

Lengel, ed., A Companion to George Washington, by Thomas D. Mays

Siry, Liberty’s Fallen Generals: Leadership and Sacrifice in the American War of Independence, by Thomas A. Chambers

Countryman, Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era, by Marcus Daniel

Moore, The Fabric of Liberty: The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina, by Sarah J. Purcell

Allgor, ed., The Queen of America: Mary Cutts’s Life of Dolley Madison, by Kate Haulman

Ward, Public Executions in Richmond, Virginia: A History, 1782–1907, by Seth M. Kotch

Esposito, Pragmatism, Politics, and Perversity: Democracy and the American Party Battle, by James L. Huston

Steele, Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood, by Drew R. McCoy

Newmyer, The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation, by Peter Charles Hoffer

Thomson, Jefferson’s Shadow: The Story of His Science, by William A. Koelsch

Wiencek, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, by Eva Sheppard Wolf

Looney, ed., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. Vol. 8: 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815; Vol. 9: 1 September 1815 to 30 April 1816, by Andrew Burstein

Chambers, Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic, by Paul C. Reber

Schulten, Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America, by Lisa M. Brady

Lawson, Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas, by J. Gabriel Martínez-Serna

Rehder, Tennessee Log Buildings: A Folk Tradition, by Karen E. Hudson

Kantrowitz, More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829–1889, by Elizabeth R. Varon

Belko, The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement, by Daniel Feller

Shields, Freedom in a Slave Society: Stories from the Antebellum South, by Jennifer R. Green

Gagnon, Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, Georgia, 1830–1870, by L. Diane Barnes

Zaborney, Slaves for Hire: Renting Enslaved Laborers in Antebellum Virginia, by Randolph B. Campbell

Smith, An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears, by Natalie Joy

Rothman, Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson, by Daniel Feller

Scheer, ed., Women and the Texas Revolution, by Ana Luisa Martinez-Catsam

Baker, Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution, by Robert Tinkler

Johnson, Devotion to the Adopted Country: U.S. Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War, by James M. Woods

Huzzey, Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain, by Matthew Mason

Ashworth, The Republic in Crisis, 1848–1861, by Christopher Childers

Childers, The Failure of Popular Sovereignty: Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics, by Carl Paulus

Lubet, John Brown’s Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook, by Brent M. S. Campney

Cooper, We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860–April 1861, by William L. Barney

Samuels, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln, by W. Stuart Towns

Miller, ed., Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making, by Richard Striner

Cecelski, The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War, by Kate Masur

Coddington, African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album, by Maurice O. Wallace

Harrison, Washington During Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism, by Robert S. Wolff

Gerteis, The Civil War in Missouri: A Military History, by Jeremy Neely

Ballard, The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles, by Susannah J. Ural

Lundstrom, One Drop in a Sea of Blue: The Liberators of the Ninth Minnesota, by Thomas E. Rodgers

Fritsch, The Untried Life: The Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, by Timothy J. Orr

Akers, Year of Glory: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, June 1862–June 1863, by John G. Selby

Newsome, Horn, and Selby, eds., Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans, by Andre M. Fleche

Hartwig, To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, by James I. Robertson Jr.

Daniel, Battle of Stones River: The Forgotten Conflict between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland, by Bradley Keefer

Lee, Thomas J. Wood: A Biography of the Union General in the Civil War, by Richard L. DiNardo

Sheppard, By the Noble Daring of Her Sons: The Florida Brigade of the Army of Tennessee, by John M. Sacher

Hess, The Knoxville Campaign: Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee; and Woodworth and Grear, eds., The Chattanooga Campaign, by Christopher S. Stowe

Levin, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Hasegawa, Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs, by John M. Kinder

Cohen, Reconstructing the Campus: Higher Education and the American Civil War, by Rod Andrew Jr.

Gillespie, Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South, by Julia Kirk Blackwelder

Collier-Thomas, Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion, by Diane Batts Morrow

White, The Rise to Respectability: Race, Religion, and the Church of God in Christ, by Julius H. Bailey

Toulouse, Williams, and Dietz, eds., Institutional Change in Theological Education: A History of Brite Divinity School, by Todd M. Brenneman

Harper, ed., Through a Glass Darkly: Contested Notions of Baptist Identity, by Sandy Dwayne Martin

Levario, Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy, by Sonia Hernandez

Reed, Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s, by Lawrence N. Powell

Langdale, Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920–1990, by Hyrum Lewis

Wade, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience, by Kevin D. Greene

Gellman, Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights, by Touré F. Reed

Van Wormer, Jackson, and Sudduth, The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South, by Rebecca Sharpless

Crawford and Brueckheimer, The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantation: Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, by Kenna Lang Archer

Gadsden, Between North and South: Delaware, Desegregation, and the Myth of American Sectionalism, by Emily E. Straus

Morgan and Davies, eds., From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, by Julia Erin Wood

Colley, Ain’t Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement, by Shannon Frystak

Lerner, ed., A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson, by Patrick Maney

Self, All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy since the 1960s, by Allen J.   Matusow

Hopkinson, Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City, by Aaron Shkuda

Williams, Gendered Politics in the Modern South: The Susan Smith Case and the Rise of a  New Sexism, by Robin M. Morris

Cox, ed., Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern Historyby Nicole King


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