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 May 2015 Book Reviews

Weaver, The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927, by Paul Conrad

Colpitts, North America's Indian Trade in European Commerce and Imagination, 1580-1850, by Robert Paulett

Guasco, Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World, by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Horning, Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic, by Jenny Shaw

Jones, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America, by LaKisha Michelle Simmons

LeMaster and Wood, ed., Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary-Era Histories, by Noeleen McIlvenna

Little, The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism: Religious Revivalism in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1670-1760, by Antoinette Sutto

PettigrewFreedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752, by Nicholas P. Wood

Warren, The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America, by Matthew Jennings

Thompson, Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery, by Jennifer Hildebrand

Sparks, Where the Negroes Are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade,    by Sandra E. Greene

Vidal, ed., Louisiana: Crossroads of the Atlantic World, by Julien Vernet

Smith, We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, by Marie Jenkins Schwartz

Maass, The French and Indian War in North Carolina: The Spreading Flames of War, by C. Thomas Long

Shannon, ed., George Liele's Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero, by John Saillant

Syfert, The First American Declaration of Independence? The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775, by Blair M. Smith

Barnes and Barnes, eds., The American Revolution through British Eyes: A Documentary Collection, by Troy Bickham

Robbins, James McHenry, Forgotten Federalist, by Jessica Choppin Roney

Zemler, James Madison, the South, and the Trans-Appalachian West, 1783-1803, by Adam J. Pratt

Wayson, Martha Jefferson Randolph: Republican Daughter and Plantation Mistress, by Karen E. Robbins

Johnson, Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance, by Malick W. Ghachem

Matovina and de la Teja, eds., Recollections of a Tejano Life: Antonio Menchaca in Texas History, by J. M. Starling

Shprintzen, The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921, by Elizabeth Kelly Gray

Gaul, ed., Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823, by Rose Stremlau

Grady and Walker, eds., Recovering the Piedmont Past: Unexplored Moments in Nineteenth-Century Upcountry South Carolina History, by Eldred E. "Wink" Prince

Wiggins, ed., The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827-1835: A Substitute for Social Intercourse, by Laurel Clark Shire

Tucker, Emily D. West and the "Yellow Rose of Texas" Myth, by Michael Phillips

Koester, Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life, by Robert K. Nelson

Dal Lago, William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform, by Craig B. Hollander

King, To Raise Up a Nation: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and the Making of a Free Country, by Scott Hancock

Kvach, De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South, by Brian P. Luskey

Shelden, Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War, by Alison Clark Efford

Wright and Dresser, eds., Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era, by Farrell O'Gorman

Lee, The Civil War in the Jackson Purchase, 1861-1862: The Pro-Confederate Struggle and Defeat in Southwest Kentucky, by Kenneth L. Lyftogt

Racine, Living a Big War in a Small Place: Spartanburg, South Carolina, during the Confederacy, by Laura Baines-Walsh

Delaney, The Maltby Brothers' Civil War, by Robin Conner

Woodworth and Grear, eds., The Vicksburg Campaign, March 29-May 18, 1863, by James W. Finck

Johnson, Writing the Gettysburg Address; and Peatman, The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, by John M. Barr

Conner, General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind "Juneteenth," by Vernon L. Volpe

Mobley, ed., The Papers of Zebulon Baird Vance. Vol. 3: 1864-1865, by Learotha Williams Jr.

Varon, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War, by Jason Phillips

Kreiser and Allred, eds., The Civil War in Popular Culture: Memory and Meaning, by Karen L. Cox

Wetta and Novelli, The Long Reconstruction: The Post-Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory, by Zachary J. Lechner

Ezzell, Chattanooga, 1865-1900: A City Set Down in Dixie, by Aaron Anderson

Gritter, River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 1865-1954, by Shannon Frystak

Ash, A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War, by J. Vincent Lowery

Petty, Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina since the Civil War, by David Vaught

Hendricks, Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race, by Jessica Harris

Neuman, Indian Play: Indigenous Identities at Bacone College, by John W. Troutman

Seales, The Secular Spectacle: Performing Religion in a Southern Town, by Louis Venters

Vanderburg, Cannon Mills and Kannapolis: Persistent Paternalism in a Textile Town, by James Sanders Day

Moody-Turner, Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, by Scott L. Matthews

Seale, The Imperial Season: America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918, by Alan Lessoff

Cocks, Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas, by Chanelle Rose

Underwood, Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor, and Freedom of the Press, by Guy Lancaster

Ingram, Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930, by Claire Strom

Pierson, Laboratory of Learning: HBCU Laboratory Schools and Alabama State College Lab High in the Era of Jim Crow, by Story Matkin-Rawn

Ganson, Texas Takes Wing: A Century of Flight in the Lone Star State, by Janet R. Daly Bednarek

Bradley, Houston's Hermann Park: A Century of Community, by Lake Douglas

Wilson, In the Governor's Shadow: The True Story of Ma and Pa Ferguson, by Kevin C. Motl

Caudill, Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign against Evolution, by John G. Turner

Rosen, The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt: Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States, by Joseph A. McCartin

García, When Mexicans Could Play Ball: Basketball, Race, and Identity in San Antonio, 1928-1945, by Ana Martinez-Catsam

Márquez, Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002, by Anthony Quiroz

Albright, The Forgotten First: B-1 and the Integration of the Modern Navy, by Angela Hornsby-Gutting

Whitaker, Peace Be Still: Modern Black America from World War II to Barack Obama, by Charles Pete Banner-Haley

Eamon, The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory, by Bryan Thrift

Barbee, Race and Masculinity in Southern Memory: History of Richmond, Virginia's Monument Avenue, 1948-1996, by Daryl Black

Ryan, Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP, by Shannen Dee Williams

Worthen, Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism, by Joseph T. Reiff

Macdonald, Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida's Environment, by T. Robert Hart

Phillips, ed., Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South, by Daniel W. Crofts

Ownby, ed., The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, by John Herbert Roper Sr.

Wallace, Massive Resistance and Media Suppression: The Segregationist Response to Dissent during the Civil Rights Movement, by William P. Hustwit

Chappell, Waking from the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Terry H. Anderson

Joseph, Stokely: A Life, by Kevin Boyle

Raz, What's Wrong with the Poor? Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty, by Deanna M. Gillespie

Cullen and Wilkison, eds., The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism, by Joseph Locke

Thrift, Conservative Bias: How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party, by Laura Jane Gifford

Osgood and White, eds., Winning While Losing: Civil Rights, the Conservative Movement, and the Presidency from Nixon to Obama, by Monica Maria Tetzlaff

Bell, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice, by Geoffrey L. Buckley

Haynes, The Ore Knob Mine Murders: The Crimes, the Investigation and the Trials; and Pinsky, Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan, by Douglas Reichert Powell

Joshi and Desai, eds., Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South, by Ellen D. Wu

Monteith, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South, by Robert Jackson

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