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August 2015 Book Reviews

Barr and Countryman, eds., Contested Spaces of Early America, by Rachel St. John

Curran, Papist Devils: Catholics in British America, 1574–1783, by John Howard Smith

Caillot, A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies, by James Taylor Carson

Din, Populating the Barrera: Spanish Immigration Efforts in Colonial Louisiana, by Thomas N. Ingersoll

Diouf, Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, by Antonio T. Bly

Piker, The Four Deaths of Acorn Whistler: Telling Stories in Colonial America, by Robbie Ethridge

Menikoff, Politics and Piety: Baptist Social Reform in America, 1770–1860, by James M. Manley

Horne, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, by Paul G. Polgar

Cogliano, Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy, by Gene Allen Smith

Oberg et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Vol. 40: 4 March to 10 July 1803, by Jonathan Mercantini

Bremer, A Store Almost in Sight: The Economic Transformation of Missouri from the Louisiana Purchase to the Civil War, by Rebekah M. K. Mergenthal

Ward, Bone, and Link, eds., The American South and the Atlantic World, by Christian Pinnen

Merchant, South Carolina Fire-Eater: The Life of Laurence Massillon Keitt, 1824–1864, by Nicholas P. Cox

Harlow, Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830–1880, by John M. Giggie

Clarke, By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey, by Ras Michael Brown

Curry, Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834–1907, by Victoria E. Ott

Gillespie and McMillen, eds., North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times. Vol. 1, by Charlotte A. Haller

Silbey, ed., A Companion to the Antebellum Presidents, 1837–1861, by Jeanne T. Heidler

Carrigan and Webb, Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928, by Brent M. S. Campney

Harris and Berry, eds., Slavery and Freedom in Savannah, by Antoinette T. Jackson

Mooney, Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack, by Louis Moore

Smith, The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy, by Bruce Robertson

LaRoche, Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance, by Sean A. Scott

Furse, The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present, by Debbie Liles

Carey and Plank, eds., Quakers and Abolition,  by Nicholas P. Wood

Oakes, The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War, by Michael E. Woods

May, Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics: Lincoln, Douglas, and the Future of Latin America, by Sharon Hartman Strom

Talley, Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War: Trauma and Collective Memory in the American Literary Tradition since 1861, by Andrew B. Leiter

Uffelman et al., eds., The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams: A Southern Woman's Story of Rebellion and Reconstruction, 1863–1890, by Randolph Hollingsworth

Sheehan-Dean, ed., A Companion to the U.S. Civil War, by Andrew F. Lang

Geier, Scott, and Babits, eds., From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War, by Earl J. Hess

Devine, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science,  by Stephen C. Kenny

Williams, I Freed Myself: African American Self-Emancipation in the Civil War Era, by LeeAnna Keith

Smith, Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops, by Andrew Diemer

Jones and Sword, eds., Gateway to the Confederacy: New Perspectives on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1862–1863, by Steven E. Sodergren

Peterson, Confederate Combat Commander: The Remarkable Life of Brigadier General Alfred Jefferson Vaughan Jr., by Tom Clemens

Venet, A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta, by Mary A. DeCredico

Christgau, Incident at the Otterville Station: A Civil War Story of Slavery and Rescue, by Dino L. Bryant

Cone, Last to Join the Fight: The 66th Georgia Infantry, by W. Eric Emerson

Wills, The River Was Dyed With Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest and Fort Pillow, by Erin Austin Dwyer

Marten, America's Corporal: James Tanner in War and Peace, by Damon Eubank

Gleeson and Lewis, eds., The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War, by Stephanie J. Richmond

Lee, Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post–Civil War South, by Robert Cook

McKinley, Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina, by Bartow J. Elmore

Johnson, The Horrell Wars: Feuding in Texas and New Mexico, by Theresa R. Jach

Graham, Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine, by Andrew M. Busch

Bailey, The First American Grand Prix: The Savannah Auto Races, 1908–1911, by Ryan Swanson

Kreyling, A Late Encounter with the Civil War, by Jennifer W. Dickey

Bills, The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas, by James M. SoRelle

Tarango, Choosing the Jesus Way: American Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle, by Sarah Eppler Janda

Klein and Zellmer, Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster, by George S. Pabis

Woodley, Art for Equality: The NAACP's Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights, by Shana L. Redmond

Ellis, Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation Movement, by Andrew McNeill Canady

Maxwell, The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness, by Paul Murphy

Smith, Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South, by David Stricklin

Thomas, Deluxe Jim Crow: Civil Rights and American Health Policy, 1935–1954, by Andrew M. Manis

Beasley, Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep South, by Patricia Boyett

Holloway, Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940, by Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Alkebulan, The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad, by Kim Gallon

Puckett, In the Shadow of Hitler: Alabama's Jews, the Second World War, and the Holocaust, by Bryan Edward Stone

Taylor, The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch, by Nigel Anthony Sellars

Logan, ed., The Spirit of an Activist: The Life and Work of I. DeQuincey Newman, by Daniel A. Dalrymple

Daniels, Saving the Soul of Georgia: Donald L. Hollowell and the Struggle for Civil Rights, by Sarah H. Brown

Cobb, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, by Clarence E. Walker

Casavantes Bradford, The Revolution Is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959–1962, by Karen Y. Morrison

Tilford, Turning the Tide: The University of Alabama in the 1960s, by Joy Ann Williamson-Lott

Phelps, A People's War on Poverty: Urban Politics and Grassroots Activists in Houston, by Robyn Muncy

Cushing, Pioneers of the Blues Revival, by Charles L. Hughes

Nelson, Resilient America: Electing Nixon in 1968, Channeling Dissent, and Dividing Government, by Augustus B. Cochran III

MacLauchlin, Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces, by Katherine Henninger

Jordan, Violence Against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform, by Melissa Estes Blair

Fickle, Green Gold: Alabama's Forests and Forest Industries, by William D. Bryan

Angel, The Scars of Project 459: The Environmental Story of the Lake of the Ozarks, by Cody Ferguson

Cutter et al., Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi, by Clay Ouzts


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