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February 2016 Book Reviews

Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History, by Joshua D. Rothman

Smith, Louisiana and the Gulf South Frontier, 1500-1821, by Sonia Toudji

Balsera and May, eds., La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence, by John J. Clune Jr.

LeMaster, Brothers Born of One Mother: British-Native American Relations in the Colonial Southeast, by Todd Romero

Reynolds, The Cherokee Struggle to Maintain Identity in the 17th and 18th Centuries, by Bryan C. Rindfleisch

Anderson, Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime That Should Haunt America, by Ashley Sousa

Talbert and Farish, The Antipedo Baptists of Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1710–2010, by Jessica Madison

Madison, In Subjection: Church Discipline in the Early American South, 1760–1830, by Robert Elder

Morris, George Galphin and the Transformation of the Georgia-South Carolina Backcountry, by Robert G. Parkinson

Shankman, ed., The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent, by David T. Gleeson

Murphy, William Washington, American Light Dragoon: A Continental Cavalry Leader in the War of Independence, by John Ruddiman

Banning, Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections That Created America, by Andrew M. Schocket

Dierksheide, Amelioration and Empire: Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas, by Gregory E. O'Malley

Bradley, "We Never Retreat": Filibustering Expeditions into Spanish Texas, 1812–1822, by Joseph F. Stoltz III

Looney et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series.  Vol. 10: 1 May 1816 to 18 January 1817; Vol. 11:19 January 1817 to 31 August 1817, by Frank Cogliano

Dessens, Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans, by Julien Vernet

Fanning, Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement, by Patricia A. Reid

Holland, Cherokee Newspapers, 1828–1906: Tribal Voice of a People in Transition, by Dixie Ray Haggard

Vaughn, Bishops, Bourbons, and Big Mules: A History of the Episcopal Church in Alabama, by Andrew S. Moore

Allmendinger, Nat Turner and the Rising in Southampton County, by Marjoleine Kars

Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, by Sharon A. Roger Hepburn

Morris, Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America, by Kenneth Nivison

Williams, Intellectual Manhood: University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South,  by Patrick J. Doyle

Shaffner, The Father of Virginia Military Institute: A Biography of Colonel J. T. L. Preston, CSA, by Mark F. Miller

Murphy, Two Armies on the Rio Grande: The First Campaign of the U.S.-Mexican War,  by Maria Angela Diaz

Glasrud, Cummins, and Wintz, eds., Discovering Texas History, by Michael Phillips

McEuen and Appleton, eds., Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times, by Penny Messinger

Orser, The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America, by Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

Burnett, Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950, by Robert V. Wells

Dorn, Challenges on the Emmaus Road: Episcopal Bishops Confront Slavery, Civil War, and Emancipation,  by Otis W. Pickett

Smith, Bishop McIlvaine, Slavery, Britain and the Civil War, by Rankin Sherling

Smith, The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861–1865, by Jarret Ruminski

Zimring, To Live and Die in Dixie: Native Northerners Who Fought for the Confederacy, by Megan L. Bever

Reid, African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War, by Ikuko Asaka

Woodward, Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War, by Mark Grimsley

Cooling, Jubal Early: Robert E. Lee's "Bad Old Man," by Bradford A. Wineman

Davis, Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee-The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged, by William L. Barney

Towne, Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland, by Patrick A. Lewis

Smith, Shiloh: Conquer or Perish, by Matthew M. Stith

Parson, Work for Giants: The Campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, Mississippi, June–July, 1864, by John R. Lundberg

Drake, ed., The Blue, the Gray, and the Green: Toward an Environmental History of the Civil War, by Kathryn Morse

Escott, Lincoln's Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era,  by Michael Thomas Smith

White, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln, by Brooks D. Simpson

Dougherty, The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development, by Martin Ruef

Warren, The Rebel Yell: A Cultural History, by Maggi M. Morehouse

Prince, Stories of the South: Race and the Reconstruction of Southern Identity, 1865–1915, by Brian Kelly

Rich, Fort Worth: Outpost, Cowtown, Boomtown, by Rand Dotson

McCluskey, A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South, by Mary Ellen Pethel

Wall, Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel,  by Melissa Ooten

Pfeffer, Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair, by T. J. Boisseau

Jones and Southern, Miss Mary's Money: Fortune and Misfortune in a North Carolina Plantation Family, 1760–1924, by Rebecca J. Fraser

Green, The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom,  by Thomas G. Andrews

Driskell, Schooling Jim Crow: The Fight for Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics, by David F. Krugler

Armor, A Home for Wayward Boys: The Early History of the Alabama Boys' Industrial School,  by Clay Cooper

Bradshaw and Miller, Until You Are Dead Dead Dead: The Hanging of Albert Edwin Batson,  by Adam Malka

Lembeck, Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics, by David H. Jackson Jr.

Schmelzer, Our Fighting Governor: The Life of Thomas M. Campbell and the Politics of Progressive Reform in Texas, by Joseph Locke

Hightower, Banking in Oklahoma, 1907-2000, by Houston Mount

Harris  and Sadler, The Great Call-Up: The Guard, the Border, and the Mexican Revolution, by Trinidad Gonzales

Laackman, For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America,  by Allen Safiano

Moyer, Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare, by Philip Mills Herrington

Harmon, The Warm Springs Story: Legacy and Legend, by Stephen E. Mawdsley

Lucander, Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941–1946, by Darius Young

Wattley, A Step toward Brown v. Board of Education: Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher and Her Fight to End Segregation, by Sarah Case

Feldman, ed., Nation Within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government, by Sarah Hart Brown

Duke, LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas, by Eric L. Gruver

Pleasants, The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River, by Rodney Clare

Wacker, America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation, by J. Michael Utzinger

Mace, In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle,  by Jon N. Hale

King and Watts, Ed King's Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer,  by Rebecca Miller Davis

Blair, Revolutionizing Expectations: Women's Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965–1980, by Katherine Turk

Spears, Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town, by Sarah Milov

Widestrom, Displacing Democracy: Economic Segregation in America, by Carlton Basmajian

Jonas  and Rodríguez, Guatemala-U.S. Migration: Transforming Regions, by Simone Delerme

Thomas, Desire and Disaster in New Orleans: Tourism, Race, and Historical Memory, by Ella Howard

Castleberry, Blessed Assurance: The Life and Art of Horton Foote, by John Grammer

Bever and Suarez, eds., The Historian behind the History: Conversations with Southern Historians, by Patrick G. Williams

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