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May 2016 Book Reviews 

Schmidt, The Divided Dominion: Social Conflict and Indian Hatred in Early Virginia, by Michael A. LaCombe

Schmidt, Native Americans in the American Revolution: How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian World, by Robert Michael Morrissey

Gallup-Diaz, Shankman, and Silverman, eds., Anglicizing America: Empire, Revolution, Republic, by Jessica M. Parr

Ziegler, Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women: Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts,  by Matthew Pursell

Barr, A Colony Sprung from Hell: Pittsburgh and the Struggle for Authority on the Western Pennsylvania Frontier, 1744-1794, by Fred Witzig

Herrera, For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861, by Paul Christopher Anderson

Traylor, Born of Water and Spirit: The Baptist Impulse in Kentucky, 1776-1860, by John Saillant

Glover, Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries, by Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

Sehat, The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible, by Jeffrey L. Littlejohn

Blanck, Tyrannicide: Forging American Law of Slavery in Revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts, by Christine E. Sears

West, Enslaved Women in America: From Colonial Times to Emancipation, by Tatiana van Riemsdijk

Winch, Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America from Settlement to the Civil War, by Warren Milteer Jr.

Aslakson, Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans, by Michael Schoeppner

Schermerhorn, The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860, by Stephanie Jones-Rogers

Luskeyand Woloson, eds., Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth-Century America, by Rachel Tamar Van

Heisser and White, Patrick N. Lynch, 1817­-1882: Third Catholic Bishop of Charleston, by Joseph Mannard

Fertel, Imagining the Creole City: The Rise of Literary Culture in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans, by Elizabeth Steeby

McComb, The City in Texas: A History, by John Herron

Lessoff, Where Texas Meets the Sea: Corpus Christi and Its History, by Andrew Busch

Chaffin, Giant's Causeway: Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary, by Simon Lewis

Rice and Tedesco, eds., Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work, and Activism, by Jessica Wilkerson

Turner, Cole, and Sharpless, eds., Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, by Jonathan D. Sarnoff         

Thompson, Clinton, Louisiana: Society, Politics, and Race Relations in a Nineteenth-Century Southern Small Town, by Gary T. Edwards

Maris-Wolf, Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia, by Patrick H. Breen

Rogers, A Southern Writer and the Civil War: The Confederate Imagination of William Gilmore Simms, by James Hill Welborn III

Dean, An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era, by Erin Stewart Mauldin

Hyde,  ed., The Enigmatic South: Toward Civil War and Its Legacies, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Landis, Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis, by Paul E. Teed

Richardson, To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party, by Kevin M. Kruse

Lewis, For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War, by Stanley Harrold 

Singer and Stewart, Lincoln's Secret Spy: The Civil War Case That Changed the Future of Espionage, by James Marten

Beilein  and Hulbert, eds., The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth, by Matthew J. Hernando

Spurgeon, Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit,  by Marvin Fletcher

Gallman and Gallagher, eds., Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War, by Lawrence Kreiser Jr.

Solonick, Engineering Victory: The Union Siege of Vicksburg, by Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

Frazier, Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi, by Justin S. Solonick

Doyle, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, by Michael Vorenberg

Engle, ed., The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America, by Stephen Maizlish

Hodes, Mourning Lincoln, by Antoinette G. Van Zelm

Richards, Who Freed the Slaves?: The Fight over the Thirteenth Amendment, by Ira Lee Benjamins

Mackey, ed., A Documentary History of the American Civil War. Vol. 4: Judicial Decisions, 1867-1896, by Linda Przybyszewski

Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights, by Julie Novkov

Downs, After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War, by Elizabeth R. Varon

Miller, Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South, by Ryan W. Keating

Jordan, Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, by Andrew F. Lang

Harris, Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration Among Civil War Veterans,  by Michael F. Conlin

Summers, The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction, by J. Matthew Gallman

Frantz, ed.,A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents, 1865-1881, by Deborah Beckel       

Hernando, Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks, by T. R. C. Hutton

Ruef, Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South, by Melinda C. Miller

LeFlouria, Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South, by Matthew J. Mancini

Silkey, Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism, by Lauren Acker

Burton and Cross, Penn Center: A History Preserved, by Learotha Williams Jr.

Hillyer, Designing Dixie: Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South, by William D. Bryan

Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, by Wilma King

Kibler, Censoring Racial Ridicule: Irish, Jewish, and African American Struggles over Race and Representation, 1890-1930, by Bryan Wagner

Downs, Transforming the South: Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960, by Monique Laney

Dethloff and Searcy, Engineering Agriculture at Texas A&M: The First Hundred Years, by Charles Kenneth Roberts

Kelly, Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery, by Alicia M. Dewey

Sutton, American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism, by Chad E. Seales

McGinley, Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism,  by Stephanie Vander Wel

Ooten, Race, Gender, and Film Censorship in Virginia, 1922-1965, by William P. Hustwit

Purcell, ed.,The New Deal and the Great Depression, by Catherine McNicol Stock

Roberts, The Farm Security Administration and Rural Rehabilitation in the South, by Robert Hunt Ferguson

Freeman,Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia, by Russell B. Olwell

Hughes, Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South, by Christian O'Connell

Blanton, George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration, by Julie M. Weise

Pérez Firmat, A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown, by Sara K. Eskridge

Raymond, Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement, by Glen Anthony Harris

Sturkey and Hale, eds., To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools,  by Erin Krutko Devlin

Armstrong, ed.,The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature, by Kristopher Burrell

Santa Cruz, Making JFK Matter: Popular Memory and the Thirty-Fifth President, by Emilie Raymond

Martin, Russell Long: A Life in Politics, by Michael S. Mayer

Sleeper-Smith et al., eds., Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians, by Andrew Denson


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