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August 2014 Book Reviews

Miller, The Problem of Slavery as History: A Global Approach, by Anthony E. Kaye

Pressly, On the Rim of the Caribbean: Colonial Georgia and the British Atlantic World, by Caitlin C. Rosenthal

Smith, A Cautious Enthusiasm: Mystical Piety and Evangelicalism in Colonial South Carolina, by Peter Moore

Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South, by Jennifer Van Horn

Brunsman, The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World, by Robert W. Smith

Walker, The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry, by James Kirby Martin

Kilbride, Being American in Europe, 1750–1860, by Thomas Bender

Werner, The Transatlantic World of Higher Education: Americans at German Universities, 1776–1914, by Bruce Leslie

Robertson, The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking, by David F. Ericson

Klotter and Rowland, eds., Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792–1852, by Robert Michael Morrissey

Schwarz, ed., Gabriel’s Conspiracy: A Documentary History, by Patrick H. Breen

von Daacke, Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson’s Virginia, by Ellen Eslinger

Oberg, ed., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Vol. 38: 1 July to 12 November 1802; and Vol. 39: 13 November 1802 to 3 March 1803, by Robert McColley

Shalev, American Zion: The Old Testament as a Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War, by John Patrick Daly

Smith, The Oracle and the Curse: A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War, by David Gellman

Watson, Jackson’s Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 18101821; and Watson, Peacekeepers and Conquerors: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1821–1846, by Kevin Adams

Butler, Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812, by Michael P. Gabriel

Braund, Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812, by James E. Wainwright

Cheek, Busick, and Roberts, eds., Patrick Henry–Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought, by Adam Tate

Marotti, Heaven’s Soldiers: Free People of Color and the Spanish Legacy in Antebellum Florida, by Vanessa M. Holden

Valerio-Jiménez, River of Hope: Forging Identity and Nation in the Rio Grande Borderlands, by Mark Allan Goldberg

Haley, The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History, 1836–1986, by Don R. Byrnes

Foley, Missionary Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans, by James M. Woods

Stern, Southern Crucifix, Southern Cross: Catholic-Protestant Relations in the Old South, by Brian Franklin

Tewell, A Self-Evident Lie: Southern Slavery and the Threat to American Freedom, by Graham A. Peck

Link, Brown, Ward, and Bone, eds., Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South, by Carole Emberton

Ayres, The Life and Works of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, 1835–1909, by Coleman Hutchison

Fuller, ed., The Election of 1860 Reconsidered, by John M. Belohlavek

Cook, Barney, and Varon, Secession Winter: When the Union Fell Apart, by Jeremy Neely

Gallagher, Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty, by Paul D. Escott

Slap and Smith, eds., This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War–Era North, by Andre M. Fleche

Heineman, Civil War Dynasty: The Ewing Family of Ohio, by Darden Asbury Pyron

Kohl, The Prairie Boys Go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861–1865, by Thomas Bahde

Brasseaux and Mooney, eds., Ruined by This Miserable War: The Dispatches of Charles Prosper Fauconnet, a French Diplomat in New Orleans, 1863–1868, by Joseph G. Dawson III

Emerson and Stokes, eds., A Confederate Englishman: The Civil War Letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden, by A. James Fuller

Stephens, John P. Gatewood: Confederate Bushwhacker, by Wesley Moody

Holzer and Gabbard, eds., 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year, by David C. Williard

Ballard, Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege, by John Cimprich

Young, Lee’s Army during the Overland Campaign: A Numerical Study, by Bart Talbert

Hess, Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign, by Bradley Keefer

Newsome, Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864, by Robert R. Mackey

Pickenpaugh, Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy, by Douglas G. Gardner

Janney, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, by Gregory P. Downs

Williams, They Left Great Marks on Me: African American Testimonies of Racial Violence from Emancipation to World War I, by Rebecca A. Kosary Czuchry

Link, Atlanta, Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War’s Aftermath, by Stephen A. West

Thompson, A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865–1887, by Joseph Locke

Cassanello, To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville, by Elizabeth Gritter

Roberts, ed., A New Southern Woman: The Correspondence of Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson, 1871–1883, by Victoria E. Ott

English, By All Accounts: General Stores and Community Life in Texas and Indian Territory; and Tucker, Oysters, Macaroni, and Beer: Thurber, Texas, and the Company Store, by Aaron Anderson

Davis and Miller, eds., Selected Writings and Speeches of James E. Shepard, 1896–1946: Founder of North Carolina Central University, by Reginald K. Ellis

Kennedy, ed., A Companion to Woodrow Wilson, by Anthony J. Gaughan

Rawlings, A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and the Death of Small-Town Georgia, by Christopher C. Meyers

Hall, ed., A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood; and Howard, We Shall Be Free! Black Communist Protests in Seven Voices, by Michael O. West

Sartain, Borders of Equality: The NAACP and the Baltimore Civil Rights Struggle, 1914–1970, by William Sturkey

Skotnes, A New Deal for All? Race and Class Struggles in Depression-Era Baltimore, by Keona K. Ervin

Blackman, Oklahoma’s Indian New Deal, by Blake A. Watson

Brandimarte, with Reed, Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps, by Tara Mitchell Mielnik

Blue, Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons, by Sarah Haley

Comentale, Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song, by Will Kaufman

Abbott and Seroff, To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition, by Michael T. Bertrand

Young, Why We Fight: Congress and the Politics of World War II, by Kim Phillips-Fein

Devine, Henry Wallace’s 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism, by Chris Danielson

Ostendorf, New Orleans: Creolization and All That Jazz, by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung

Marshall, Student Activism and Civil Rights in Mississippi: Protest Politics and the Struggle for Racial Justice, 1960–1965, by Charles R. Westmoreland Jr.

Cohen and Snyder, eds., Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s, by Charles J. Holden

O’Brien, We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired, by Chris Myers Asch

Gwin, Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement, by R. Blakeslee Gilpin

Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South, by J. Morgan Kousser

Daniel, Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights, by Greta de Jong

Minchin, Empty Mills: The Fight Against Imports and the Decline of the U.S. Textile Industry, by Katherine Rye Jewell

Certain, Professor-Politician: The Biography of Alabama Congressman Glen Browder, by Barclay Key

Moltke-Hansen, ed., History and Women, Culture and Faith: Selected Writings of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Vols. 1–5, by John David Smith

Cottrol, The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere, by Kelly Marie Kennington

Hadden and Minter, eds., Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History, by David H. Connolly Jr.

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