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February 2015 Book Reviews 

Donegan, Seasons of Misery: Catastrophe and Colonial Settlement in Early America, by Kim Todt

Tarter, The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia, by James D. Rice

Nelson, The Common Law in Colonial America.  Vol. 2: The Middle Colonies and the Carolinas, 1660-1730, by Kunal M. Parker

White, Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians: Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana, by Kenneth Aslakson

La Vere, The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies, by Steve Oatis

Berland, ed., The Dividing Line: Histories of William Byrd II of Westover, by L. Scott Philyaw

Brown, African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry, by Sandra Slater

Fogleman, Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World, by Rebecca Anne Goetz

Levy, Where the Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington's Boyhood Home, by Andrew C. Baker

Bishir, Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900, by L. Diane Barnes

Bragg, Crescent Moon over Carolina: William Moultrie and American Liberty, by Michael P. Morris

Lengel et al., eds., The Papers of George Washington: Revolutionary War Series. Vol. 21: 1 June-31 July 1779; Vol. 22: 1 August-21 October 1779, by James C. Bradford

McDonald, ed., Sons of the Father: George Washington and His Protégés, by Lawrence A. Peskin

Lengel et al., eds., The Papers of George Washington: Presidential Series. Vol. 17: 1 October 1794-31 March 1795, by Van Beck Hall

Ragosta, Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed, by Nancy L. Rhoden

Wilder, Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities, by Edward L. Ayers

Pattillo, Carolina Planters on the Alabama Frontier: The Spencer-Robeson-McKenzie Family Papers, by Thomas Chase Hagood

Boster, African American Slavery and Disability: Bodies, Property, and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860, by Jeff Forret

Nester, The Age of Jackson and the Art of American Power, 1815-1848, by Michael Landis

Cheathem, Andrew Jackson, Southerner, by Jeanne T. Heidler

Mills, Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America, by John R. Tilghman

Trent, ed., Narrative of James Williams, an American Slave: Annotated Edition, by Amani T. Marshall

Torrey, The Martyrdom of Abolitionist Charles Torrey, by Stephen P. Barber

Blackett, Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery, by Sydney Nathans

Van Minnen and Berg, eds., The U.S. South and Europe: Transatlantic Relations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by Charlene Boyer Lewis

Efford, German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era, by Darrel E. Bigham

Quist and Birkner, eds., James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War, by Rachel A. Shelden

Reese, Trail Sisters: Freedwomen in Indian Territory, 1850-1890, by Derrick D. McKisick

Warde, When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory, by Robert Wooster

Earle and Burke, eds., Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border, by A. James Fuller

Ruddy, Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist, by Christopher A. Graham

Johnson, Thirteen Months at Manassas/Bull Run: The Two Battles and the Confederate and Union Occupations, by Paul Schmelzer

Meier, Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia, by J. R. McNeill

Martinez, Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South, by M. Brem Bonner

Ural, Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It, by David J. Gerleman

Collins and Ivins, Dick Dowling: Galway's Hero of Confederate Texas, by Kenneth W. Howell

Dunn, The Civil War in Southern Appalachian Methodism, by Timothy Wesley

Neely, Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War, by Matthew Pinsker

Cogan, ed., Union and States' Rights: A History and Interpretation of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession 150 Years After Sumter, by Michael F. Conlin

Serrano, Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery That Outlived the Civil War, by David C. Williard

Weil, The Good Man: The Civil War's "Christian General" and His Fight for Racial Equality, by Jason M. Frawley

Willis  and Krauthamer, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, by Patricia Bellis Bixel

Baker and Kelly, eds., After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South, by Chandra Manning

Loving, Confederate Bushwhacker: Mark Twain in the Shadow of the Civil War, by Jennifer Ann Newman Treviño

Williams, African American Life and Culture in Orange Mound: Case Study of a Black Community in Memphis, Tennessee, 1890-1980, by H. Paul Thompson Jr.

Carrigan and Waldrep, eds., Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective; and Pfeifer, ed., Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South, by Michael Ayers Trotti

Day, Diamonds in the Rough: A History of Alabama's Cahaba Coal Field, by David B. Parker

Hightower, Banking in Oklahoma Before Statehood, by Jeff Bremer

Reese and Loughlin, eds., Main Street Oklahoma: Stories of Twentieth-Century America, by Jay M. Price

Moran, Atlanta's Living Legacy: A History of Grady Memorial Hospital and Its People, by Patricia Evridge Hill

Smith and Lowery, eds., The Dunning School: Historians, Race, and the Meaning of Reconstruction, by Mark Wahlgren Summers

Pruitt, The Other Great Migration: The Movement of Rural African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941, by Elizabeth Gritter

Vaz, The "Baby Dolls": Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition, by Jayetta Slawson

Austin, Quaker Brotherhood: Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1950, by Mary E. Frederickson

Thuesen, Greater Than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965, by Benjamin Houston

Pratt, The Father of Modern Landmarkism: The Life of Ben M. Bogard, by Joe Early Jr.

Mittlefehldt, Tangled Roots: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental Politics, by Dan Pierce

Omo-Osagie, Commercial Poultry Production on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore: The Role of African Americans, 1930s to 1990s, by Brenton E. Riffel

Pecknold, ed., Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music, by Steven Garabedian

Henry, Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass, by Ron Pen

Eskew, Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World, by Susan Curtis

Foertsch, Reckoning Day: Race, Place, and the Atom Bomb in Postwar America, by Christopher A. Huff

Frederickson, Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South, by Roger W. Lotchin

Hockett, A Storm Over This Court: Law, Politics and Supreme Court Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education, by Reuel Schiller

Ellis, Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights, by Timothy N. Thurber

Wheeler, A Campaign of Quiet Persuasion: How the College Board Desegregated SAT Test Centers in the Deep South, 1960-1965, by Stephanie Rolph

Winstead, When Colleges Sang: The Story of Singing in American College Life, by Scott Gac

Lewis, Aspiring to Greatness: West Virginia University Since World War II, by Aaron D. Purcell

Reel, The High Seminary.Vol. 2: A History of Clemson University, 1964-2000, by Eric Moyen

Kelley and Shields, eds., Taking the Measure: The Presidency of George W. Bush, by Brian Arbour

Maxwell, Shields, and Whayne, eds., The Ongoing Burden of Southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-First-Century South, by Natalie J. Ring

Arsenault and Burton, eds., Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Sheldon Hackney, by John T. Kneebone

Guterl, Seeing Race in Modern America, by Douglas Walter Bristol

Miller, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time, by Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Edge, Engelhardt, and Ownby, eds., The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South, by Doris Witt


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