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February 2017 Book Reviews 

Galloway and Peacock, eds., Exploring Southeastern Archaeology, by Ashley A. Dumas

Hanna, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740, by Trevor Burnard

Catron, Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World, by John Saillant

Fant, ed., The Travelers' Charleston: Accounts of Charleston and Lowcountry, South Carolina, 1666-1861, by Nathan Saunders

Ivers, This Torrent of Indians: War on the Southern Frontier, 1715-1728, by Georgia Carley

Sachs, Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier, by Thomas J. Balcerski

Levy, George Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape, by Anders Greenspan

Lengel, First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His-and the Nation's-Prosperity, by Christopher F. Minty

Beakes, Otho Holland Williams in the American Revolution, by T. Cole Jones

Davies and Zelizer, eds., America at the Ballot Box: Elections and Political History, by Robin Morris

Forret, Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South, by Kay Wright Lewis

Faber, Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America, by David E. Narrett

Torget, Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850, by John Mack Faragher

Gale, Meriwether Lewis: The Assassination of an American Hero and the Silver Mines of Mexico; and Trogdon, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark, by Don R. Byrnes

Hall, Dividing the Union: Jesse Burgess Thomas and the Making of the Missouri Compromise, by Aaron J. Silverman

Hudson, Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians, by Malinda Maynor Lowery

Crews and Starbuck, eds., Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees.Vol. 6: March to Removal, Part 1, Safe in Ancestral Homeland, 1821-1824, by John T. Ellisor

Haveman, Rivers of Sand: Creek Indian Emigration, Relocation, and Ethnic Cleansing in the American South, by John P. Bowes

Ratcliffe, The One-Party Presidential Contest: Adams, Jackson, and 1824's Five-Horse Race, by Terri D. Halperin

Breen, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt, by Ben Wright

Diggins, Stealing Freedom Along the Mason-Dixon Line: Thomas McCreary, the Notorious Slave Catcher from Maryland, by William Fernandez Hardin

Dunt, Journey to Texas, 1833, by Judith Dykes-Hoffmann

Kurlander, Texas Clay: 19th-Century Stoneware Pottery from the Bayou Bend Collection, by Susan Anne Lebo

Grigsby, Enduring Truths: Sojourner's Shadows and Substance, by S. R. Robinson

Warner, Eating in the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity, by Michael A. LaCombe

Rable, Damn Yankees!: Demonization and Defiance in the Confederate South, by Susannah J. Ural

Strickland, Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and WhiteSupremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston; and Thompson, Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port, by Chad Morgan

Carson, Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army, by William B. Kurtz

Bledsoe, Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War, by Joseph G. Dawson III

Gallman, Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front, by Andie Tucher

Moore, Bandel, and Hill, The Old North State at War: The North Carolina Civil War Atlas, by Alan K. Lamm

Dollar, Whiteaker, and Dickinson, eds., Border Wars: The Civil War in Tennessee and Kentucky, by Adam H. Domby

Cathey and Waddey, "Forward My Brave Boys!": A History of the 11th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A., 1861-1865, by John D. Fowler

Hasegawa, Villainous Compounds: Chemical Weapons and the American Civil War, by Libra Hilde

Kurtz, Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America, by Mary C. Kelly

Downs and Masur, eds., The World the Civil War Made, by Bruce E. Baker

Barreyre, Gold and Freedom: The Political Economy of Reconstruction, by Michael Brem Bonner

Caudill and Ashdown, Inventing Custer: The Making of an American Legend, by Daniel R. Maher

Osborn, Indian River Lagoon: An Environmental History, by Christopher M. Church

Rowland and Wise, The History of Beaufort County, South Carolina. Vol. 3: Bridging the Sea Islands' Past and Present, 1893-2006, by Kevin Dougherty

Polenberg, Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and Other Traditional American Folk Songs, by Scott Huffard

Baker and Hahn, The Cotton Kings: Capitalism and Corruption in Turn-of-the-Century New York and New Orleans, by Elizabeth Brake

Stoll, Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism, by Joseph Witt

Pilgrim, Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice, by P. Nicole King

Pollitt, African American and Cherokee Nurses in Appalachia: A History, 1900-1965, by Michael Blum

Field, Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity, by Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

Jones, Reinventing Dixie: Tin Pan Alley's Songs and the Creation of the Mythic South, by Glenn T. Eskew

Martin, Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia, by Keith D. Orejel

Weise, Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910, by Daniel S. Margolies

Webster, ed., Mississippians in the Great War: Selected Letters, by Chester M. Morgan

Blanton, Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South, by Phillip Luke Sinitiere

Crouch, Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker; and Haddix, Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker, by Scott DeVeaux

Callahan, Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion, by Randall L. Patton

Bingham, Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham, by Michelle Kuhl

Greene, No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta, by Jeannie Whayne

O'Brien, Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South, by Chris Wilhelm

Cummins, Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas, by Katherine D. Walker

Venters, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community, by Andrew C. Smith

Smith, Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical, by Edward Schmitt

Bolton, William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography, by Glenn T. Eskew

Caroli, Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President, by Elizabeth Hayes Turner

Keppel, Brown v. Board and the Transformation of American Culture: Education and the South in the Age of Desegregation, by Rachel Reinhard

Hassan, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist, by Lauren Pearlman

Luckett, Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement, by Abel A. Bartley

Gonda, Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement, by Karen A. Benjamin

Bussel, Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship, by Max Krochmal

Fry, The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie, by David Kieran

Boyett, Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi's Central Piney Woods, by Rebecca Tuuri

Orleck and Hazirjian, eds., The War on Poverty: A New Grassroots History, 1964-1980, by John M. Glen

Mart, Pesticides, a Love Story: America's Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals, by Joshua Blu Buhs

Benowitz, Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation, by Debbie Z. Harwell

Janken, The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s, by Robert W. Widell Jr.

Dowland, Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right, by Jonathan H. Ebel

Sinitiere, Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity, by Charmayne E. Patterson

Miles, Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era, by Rebecca K. Shrum

Link, Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region, by Aaron Astor


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