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November 2014 Book Reviews


Riello, Cotton: The Fabric That Made the Modern World, by Peter A. Coclanis

Greene, Creating the British Atlantic: Essays on Transplantation, Adaptation, and Continuity, by Richard R. Johnson

Kierner, Loux, and Shockley, Changing History: Virginia Women Through Four Centuries, by Janet Allured

Carson and Lounsbury, eds., The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg, by Paul C. Reber

Schlotterbeck, Daily Life in the Colonial South, by Kate Fawver

Weyler, Empowering Words: Outsiders and Authorship in Early America, by Joseph M. Adelman

Hairston, The Ebony Column: Classics, Civilization, and the African American Reclamation of the West, by Hilary Moss

Greene, Evaluating Empire and Confronting Colonialism in Eighteenth-Century Britain, by Max M. Edling

David, Dunmore’s New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America —with Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Shipwrecks, Scalping, Indian Politics, Runaway Slaves, and Two Illegal Royal Weddings, by James MacDonald

Thomas, Rebels and King’s Men: Bertie County in the Revolutionary War, by David Curtis Skaggs

Piecuch and Beakes, “Light Horse Harry” Lee in the War for Independence, by J. Kent McGaughy

Kett, Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century, by John R. Thelin

Clark, The Strange History of the America Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World, by Alecia P. Long

Kann, Taming Passion for Public Good: Policing Sex in the Early Republic, by Christine Eisel

Faulkner, Massacre at Cavett’s Station: Frontier Tennessee during the Cherokee Wars, by Steven E. Siry

Vernet, Strangers on Their Native Soil: Opposition to the United States’ Governance in Louisiana’s Orleans Territory, 1803–1809, by Cinnamon Brown

Mattern et al.,eds., The Papers of James Madison: Retirement Series. Vol. 2: 1 February 1820–26 February 1823, by Jeff Broadwater

Watson, Buying America from the Indians: Johnson V. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights, by Andrea L. Smalley

Krauthamer, Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South, by Fay A. Yarbrough

Salafia, Slavery’s Borderland: Freedom and Bondage along the Ohio River, by Kimberly Welch

Marler, The Merchants’ Capital: New Orleans and the Political Economy of the Nineteenth-Century South, by Richard Follett

Kerr, Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas, by Light Townsend Cummins

Kennedy, Cotton and Conquest: How the Plantation System Acquired Texas, by Walter L. Buenger

McCaslin, Chipman, and Torget, eds., This Corner of Canaan: Essays on Texas in Honor of Randolph B. Campbell, by James E. Crisp

Giemza, ed., Rethinking the Irish in the American South: Beyond Rounders and Reelers, by Bryan P. McGovern

Stollman, Daughters of Israel, Daughters of the South: Southern Jewish Women and Identity in the Antebellum and Civil War South, by Emily Bingham

McDaniel, The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery: Garrisonian Abolitionists and Transatlantic Reform, by Yonatan Eyal

Laughlin-Schultz, The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism, by Beverly C. Tomek

Barker, Fugitive Slaves and the Unfinished American Revolution: Eight Cases, 1848–1856, by Michael D. Robinson

Weiner, with Hough, Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South, by Sharla Fett

Moreno and O’Neill, eds., Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War, by Stanley Harrold

Stealey, West Virginia’s Civil War–Era Constitution: Loyal Revolution, Confederate Counter-Revolution, and the Convention of 1872, by John Dinan

Keehn, Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Southern Secession, Civil War, by Christopher J. Olsen

Steward, David Schenck and the Contours of Confederate Identity, by Bruce W. Eelman

Gleeson, The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America, by J. William Harris

Marshall, Gallant Creoles: A History of the Donaldsonville Cannoniers, by Christopher Stacey

Lull, Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and the 8th U.S. Cavalry, by M. Jane Johansson

Hewitt, with Bergeron and Schott, eds., Confederate Generals in the Trans-Mississippi, Vol. 1: Essays on America’s Civil War, by Matthew M. Stith

Derden, The World’s Largest Prison: The Story of Camp Lawton, by Andrew H. Myers

Dunkerly, The Confederate Surrender at Greensboro: The Final Days of the Army of Tennessee, April 1865, by Paul B. Ringel

Wesley, The Politics of Faith during the Civil War, by Zachary W. Dresser

Hieke, Jewish Identity in the Reconstruction South: Ambivalence and Adaptation, by Mark I. Greenberg

Boyko, Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation, by Harvey Strum

Smith, Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction, by Moon-Ho Jung

Downs, Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction, by John Harley Warner

Hayden et al., eds., Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867. Ser. 3, Vol. 2: Land and Labor, 1866–1867, by Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

Hager, Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing, by Yael A. Sternhell

Hutton, Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South, by Richard Zuczek

Emberton, Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War, by Andrew L. Slap

Finnegan, A Deed So Accursed: Lynching in Mississippi and South Carolina, 1881–1940, by Janet G. Hudson

Williams, Spirit Cure: A History of Pentecostal Healing, by Scott Billingsley

Veit, Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century, by Kendra Smith-Howard

Craig, Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times, by Samuel L. Schaffer

Yellin, Racism in the Nation’s Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson’s America, by Eric Arnesen

Harris and Sadler, The Plan de San Diego: Tejano Rebellion, Mexican Intrigue, by Elliott Young

Kossie-Chernyshev, ed., Recovering Five Generations Hence: The Life and Writing of Lillian Jones Horace, by Sonya Ramsey

Manes, Out of the Shadow of Leprosy: The Carville Letters and Stories of the Landry Family, by Brady M. Banta

Pegram, One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, by Zachary Smith

Bixel and Smith, Seeing the New South: Race and Place in the Photographs of Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, by Lisa Gail Collins

Giemza, Irish Catholic Writers and the Invention of the American South, by Christopher Dowd

Bynum, NAACP Youth and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1936–1965, by Lindsey R. Swindall

Dupont, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945–1975, by Aaron L. Haberman

Hofstra, ed., Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline, by Jason Mellard

K’Meyer, From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954–2007, by Joseph Bagley

Fagin, Assassination and Commemoration: JFK, Dallas, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, by Keith A. Erekson

Cunningham, Klansville, U.S.A.: The Rise and Fall of the Civil Rights–Era Ku Klux Klan, by Michele Grigsby Coffey

Hustwit, James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation, by Nicole R. Hemmer

Purnell, Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn, by Jennifer Frost

Allegro and Wood, eds., Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America, by Jennifer E. Brooks

San Miguel, Chicana/o Struggles for Education: Activism in the Community, by Danielle R. Olden

Miller, Claiming Tribal Identity: The Five Tribes and the Politics of Federal Acknowledgment, by Mikaëla M. Adams

Hunt, Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal, by Joshua D. Farrington

Morin, The Legacy of American Copper Smelting: Industrial Heritage versus Environmental Policy, by William Simson

Smith, Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies, by Benjamin E. Wise

Ferris, The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists, by Beverly Bunch-Lyons

O’Brien, ed., The Letters of C. Vann Woodward, by Patricia Sullivan

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