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November 2015 Book Reviews

Colten and Buckley, eds., North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-First Century, by Natale Zappia

Mitchell, A New History of Mississippi, by Kathryn Green

Worth, ed., Discovering Florida: First-Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast, by Daniel S. Murphree

Carlson and Poynor, eds., Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State, by Amy M. Johnson

Varnum, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer, by Blanca Tovias

O'Malley, Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807, by Sean Kelley

Mulcahy, Hubs of Empire: The Southeastern Lowcountry and British Caribbean, by Rebecca Anne Goetz

Porcher and Judd, The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom, by R. Douglas Hurt

Hammond, John Wesley in America: Restoring Primitive Christianity, by Hunter Price

McCleskey, The Road to Black Ned's Forge: A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier, by Thomas A. Foster

Palmer, A Rule of Law: Elite Political Authority and the Coming of the Revolution in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1763-1776, by Daniel C. Littlefield

Bessler, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution, by Matthew Taylor Raffety

Slaughter, Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution, by Julie Anne Sweet

Cameron, To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement,  by J. Brent Morris

Gigantino, The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865, by Julie Winch

Carden, Freedom's Delay: America's Struggle for Emancipation, 1776-1865, by Ken S. Mueller

Drexler and White, The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr, by Thomas Baker

Newman and Onuf, eds., Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions, by Emily Conroy-Krutz

Larson, The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789, by Denver Brunsman

Van Atta, Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 1785-1850, by James D. Drake

Buckley, Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia, by Steven P. Brown

Sumner, Collegiate Republic: Cultivating an Ideal Society in Early America, by Clay Cooper

Bowman and Santos, Rot, Riot, and Rebellion: Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America,  by Kim Tolley

Campanella, Bourbon Street: A History, by Scot A. French

Dunn, A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia, by Jenny Shaw

Kanon, Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815: Andrew Jackson, the Creek War, and the Battle of New Orleans, by Mark R. Cheathem

Mueller, Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontiers, by Matthew Schoenbachler

VanderVelde, Redemption Songs:Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott,  by Rita Reynolds

Crews and Starbuck, eds., Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees. Vol. 5: The Anna Rosina Years, Part 3: Farewell to Sister Gambold, 1817-1821, by Rose Stremlau

Matthews, More American Than Southern: Kentucky, Slavery, and the War for an American Ideology, 1828-1861,  by Erik Mathisen

Hilliard, Masters, Slaves, and Exchange: Power's Purchase in the Old South, by Robert Tinkler

Grant, The Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road: Dreams of Linking North and South,  by Scott Randolph

Templin, Panic Fiction: Women and Antebellum Economic Crisis, by Sarah N. Roth

Roth, Gender and Race in Antebellum Popular Culture, by Benjamin Railton

Wuthnow, Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State, by Darren E. Grem

Swanson, A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South;  and Bennett, When Tobacco Was King: Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont,by Nan Enstad

Woods, Emotional and Sectional Conflict in the Antebellum United States, by Nicole Etcheson

Ponce, To Govern the Devil in Hell: The Political Crisis in Territorial Kansas,  by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Smith, Weird John Brown: Divine Violence and the Limits of Ethics, by Luke E. Harlow

O'Connell, Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman, by Kenneth J. Heineman

Marszalek, Lincoln and the Military; Waugh, Lincoln and the War's End; Steers, Lincoln's Assassination; and Rodrigue, Lincoln and Reconstruction, by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

Winkle, Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C., by Frank Towers

Rawley, A Lincoln Dialogue, by John F. Marszalek

Barr, Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present, by Darden Asbury Pyron

Leigh, Trading with the Enemy: The Covert Economy During the American Civil War, by Kenneth E. Koons

Craig, Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase,  by Matthew E. Stanley

Auman, Civil War in the North Carolina Quaker Belt: The Confederate Campaign Against Peace Agitators, Deserters, and Draft Dodgers, by Stephen Rockenbach

Phillips, The Civil War in the Border South, by Debra J. Sheffer

Smith, The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege: A Sensory History of the Civil War, by Melanie Kiechle

Longacre, The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861, by Robert Saunders Jr.

Olson, The Notorious Isaac Earl and His Scouts: Union Soldiers, Prisoners, Spies, by William B. Feis

Kimmel and Musick,"I Am Busy Drawing Pictures": The Civil War Art and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser, CSA, by Maura Lyons

Cushman, Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War, by Samuel Graber

Escott, Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States,  by John M. Coski

Lee, Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause, by Carey O. Shellman

Gillin, Shrill Hurrahs: Women, Gender, and Racial Violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900, by Karen Cook Bell

Lees and Gaske, Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War, by Mary Battle

Rush, House Proud: A Social History of Atlanta Interiors, 1880-1919, by Robert M. Craig

Bald, Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America, by Uzma Quraishi

Lancaster, Racial Cleansing in Arkansas, 1883-1924: Politics, Land, Labor, and Criminality, by Marlin Barber

Poyo, Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence,  by Francis J. Sicius

Harvey, World's Fairs in a Southern Accent: Atlanta, Nashville, and Charleston, 1895-1902, by Nathan Cardon

Connolly, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida, by Alex Lichtenstein

Ferguson, Highland Park and River Oaks: The Origins of Garden Suburban Community Planning in Texas, by Mary Corbin Sies

Chirhart and Clark, eds., Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times. Vol.  2, by June Melby Benowitz

Wynne, In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music,  by Mark Hosler

Caddoo, Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life, by Robert Jackson

Pollitt, The History of Professional Nursing in North Carolina, 1902-2002, by Arlene W. Keeling

Bryan, Asylum Doctor: James Woods Babcock and the Red Plague of Pellagra, by Gregory Michael Dorr

Ellison, The Early Laps of Stock Car Racing: A History of the Sport and Business through 1974, by Scott Beekman

Lovett, "A Touch of Greatness": A History of Tennessee State University, by Sonya Ramsey

Kirschke and Sinitiere, eds., Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, the Crisis, and American History, by Daniel W. Aldridge III

Honey, Sharecropper's Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition, by Michelle R. Scott

Osburn, Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi: Race, Class, and Nation Building in the Jim Crow South, 1830-1977, by Jacki Thompson Rand

Dickey, A Tough Little Patch of History: Gone with the Wind and the Politics of Memory, by Giselle Roberts

Murray, On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013, by Brian Black

Fairbanks, The War on Slums in the Southwest: Public Housing and Slum Clearance in­ Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, 1935-1965, by Gail S. Murray

Thurber, Republicans and Race: The GOP's Frayed Relationship with African Americans, 1945-1974,  by Michael Bowen

Rose, Farewell to Prosperity: Wealth, Identity, and Conflict in Postwar America, by Matthew L. Downs

Gray, We Just Keep Running the Line: Black Southern Women and the Poultry Processing Industry, by Antonio L. Vásquez

Day, The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation, by Keith M. Finley

Smith, The Williamston Freedom Movement: A North Carolina Town's Struggle for Civil Rights, 1957-1970, by Karen M. Hawkins

Burrow, A Child Shall Lead Them: Martin Luther King Jr., Young People, and the Movement, by Vincent Willis           

Brooks, A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement, by Daniel A. Dalrymple

Smith, On Democracy's Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought "One Person, One Vote" to the United States, by Christopher W. Schmidt

Harwell, Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964, by Kathryn Tucker

Lucks, Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War, by Brenda Gayle Plummer

Goudsouzian, Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear, by Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar

Hall, Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era,  by Derrick E. White

Haught, Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom, by Adriana Novoa

Britten, The National Council on Indian Opportunity: Quiet Champion of Self-Determination,  by Sherry L. Smith

Ferris, The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region,  by Jennifer Jensen Wallach

Lam, ed., Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing, by Elizabeth White Nelson

Davis and Powell, eds., Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways, by Andrew M. Busch

Wyatt-Brown, A Warring Nation: Honor, Race, and Humiliation in America and Abroad, by Christopher J. Olsen


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