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May 2014 Book Reviews


Jackson, ed., Yuchi Indian Histories Before the Removal Era, by Natalie Inman

Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race, by David J. Silverman

Blum and Harvey, eds., The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America, by Margaret Washington

Palmer, Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana, by Glenn McNair

Manca, George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon, by Susan Kern

Hurley, From the Highlands to High Finance: The Carolina McColls, by William H. Mulligan Jr.

Blackmon, Dark and Bloody Ground: The American Revolution Along the Southern Frontier, by L. Scott Philyaw

Nester, George Rogers Clark: "I Glory in War," by Paul E. Kopperman

Hobson, ed., St. George Tucker's Law Reports and Selected Papers, 1782-1825, by Jessica K. Lowe

Scott and Hébrard, Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, by John Wood Sweet

Murray, The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America, by Megan Birk

Leibiger, A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe, by Dinah Mayo-Bobee

Allgor, Dolley Madison: The Problem of National Unity, by Lucia McMahon

Crews and Starbuck, eds., Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees. Vol. 3: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 1: Success in School and Mission, 1805-1810; and Vol. 4: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 2: Warfare on the Horizon, 1810-1816, by Rose Stremlau

Gleeson and Lewis, eds., Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans, by David H. Connolly Jr.

Smith, On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870, by Carol Wilson

Cooper, Word, Like Fire: Maria Stewart, the Bible, and the Rights of African Americans, by Carolyn M. Jones Medine

Ball, To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class, by Rita Roberts

West, Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South, by Ryan A. Quintana

Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom, by Robert Gudmestad

Smithers, Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History, by Timothy R. Buckner

Long, Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation, by Sally G. McMillen

Brown, John McKinley and the Antebellum Supreme Court: Circuit Riding in the Old Southwest, by Laura-Eve Moss

Paredes and Knight, eds., Red Eagle's Children: Weatherford vs. Weatherford et al., by Adam J. Pratt

Whyte, "Send Back the Money!": The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery, by Joseph S. Moore

Pennington, Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection, by Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf

Harvey, The Civil War and American Art, by Ethan Robey

Severance, Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War, by Michael W. Panhorst

Bucci, ed., The Civil War and the Material Culture of Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest, by Akela Reason

Finck, Divided Loyalties: Kentucky's Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War, by Aaron Astor

Potter, Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861- 1867, by Christopher Childers

Witt, Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History, by Christian G. Samito

Hearn, Lincoln and McClellan at War, by Matthew Norman

Brady, War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War, by Barton A. Myers

Symonds, The Civil War at Sea, by Bruce Allardice

Melton, The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865, by Howard J. Fuller

Keefer, Conflicting Memories on the "River of Death": The Chickamauga Battlefield and the Spanish-American War, 1863-1933, by Matthew Oyos

Sauers and Tomasak, The Fishing Creek Confederacy: A Story of Civil War Draft Resistance, by Jennifer L. Weber

Pfanz, ed., The Letters of General Richard S. Ewell: Stonewall's Successor, by Aaron Scott Crawford

Burke, The Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company in the Civil War, by Janet Davidson

Levine, The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South; and Oakes, Freedom National: The Destruction of  Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, by Amy Murrell Taylor

Wetta, The Louisiana Scalawags: Politics, Race, and Terrorism During the Civil War and Reconstruction, by Samuel C. Hyde Jr.

Anderson, Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914, by Tom Okie

Ballard and Cheathem, eds., Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek, by Glenn David Brasher

Glazier, Been Coming Through Some Hard Times: Race, History, and Memory in Western Kentucky, by J. Vincent Lowery

O'Malley, Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America, by Mark Wahlgren Summers

Kirkland, Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941, by James L. Hunt

Glasrud and Weiss, eds., Tracking the Texas Rangers: The Nineteenth Century; and Rose, The Reckoning: The Triumph of Order on the Texas Outlaw Frontier, by Mitchel P. Roth

Roth and Kennedy, Houston Blue: The Story of the Houston Police Department, by Brian D. Behnken

McIntyre, ed., Springfield's Urban Histories: Essays on the Queen City of the Missouri Ozarks, by Alan Lessoff

Olson, Voodoo Priests, Noble Savages, and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen, by Gina Caison

Marshall, Play Me Something Quick and Devilish: Old-Time Fiddlers in Missouri, by Travis D. Stimeling

Vaught, The Farmers' Game: Baseball in Rural America, by Chris Beneke

Dunn, The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence, by LeeAnn G. Reynolds

Kerstein, Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic, by Julian C. Chambliss

Wooten, Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas, by Paul J. P. Sandul

Landau, Spectacular Wickedness: Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans, by Georgina Hickey

Walton and Carpenter, eds., Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi: The Twentieth   Century, by Perla M. Guerrero

Noonan, The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera, by Lewis A. Erenberg

Blade, Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper             Publisher, by Elizabeth A. Payne

Saunders, Never Been Rich: The Life and Work of a Southern Ruralist Writer, Harry Harrison Kroll, by Mark T. Banker

Lancaster, The Angelic Mother and the Predatory Seductress: Poor White Women in Southern Literature of the Great Depression, by Margaret T. McGehee

Gritter, Mexican Inclusion: The Origins of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Texas and the Southwest, by William Clayson

Holmes, The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama, by J. Russell Hawkins

Dougan, The Mistakes of Yesterday, the Hopes of Tomorrow: The Story of the Prisonaires, by J. Michael Butler

Capossela, John U. Monro: Uncommon Educator, by Kenneth W. Goings

Shircliffe, Desegregating Teachers: Contesting the Meaning of Equality of Educational Opportunity in the South Post-Brown, by David Kenneth Pye

Kelen, ed., This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, by Bruce Jackson

Mantler, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974, by Amy Nathan Wright

Foerster, Race, Rape, and Injustice: Documenting and Challenging Death Penalty Cases in the Civil Rights Era, by Alan Rogers

Burke, Atomic Testing in Mississippi: Project Dribble and the Quest for Nuclear Weapons Treaty Verification in the Cold War Era, by Wesley G. Phelps

Gillette, Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History, by Elizabeth Hayes Turner

Mason and Morgan, eds., Seeking a New Majority: The Republican Party and American Politics, 1960-1980, by Jeff Bloodworth

Musgrove, Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America, by Robert Samuel Smith

Jovanovic, Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro, by Jack Shuler

Chafe, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal, by Michele Gillespie



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