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May 2017 Book Reviews 

Dubcovsky, Informed Power: Communication in the Early American South, by John Paul Nuño

Wilson, The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture, by Jonathan Mercantini

Guenin-Lelle, The Story of French New Orleans: History of a Creole City, by Pieter Emmer

Snyder, The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America, by Timothy David Fritz

Gilbert and Gilbert, True for the Cause of Liberty: The Second Spartan Regiment in the American Revolution, by Robert F. Smith

Lender and Stone, Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle, by Benjamin G. Scharff

Richard, The Founders and the Bible, by Adam Jortner

Conlin, One Nation Divided by Slavery: Remembering the American Revolution While Marching Toward the Civil War, by Margot Minardi

Mallock, Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution, by Robert W. Smith

Vanderford, The Legacy of St. George Tucker: College Professors in Virginia Confront Slavery and the Rights of States, 1771–1897, by Jennifer Oast

Sparks, Africans in the Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives across the Atlantic World, by Daniel Livesay

Clavin, Aiming for Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern Frontiers, by John H. Matsui

Millward, Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland, by Nicole Ribianszky

Smithers, The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity, by Jay Precht

Tyler, New Orleans Women and the Poydras Home: More Durable Than Marble, by Elizabeth Parish Smith

Clapp, A Notorious Woman: Anne Royall in Jacksonian America, by Amanda R. Mushal

Follett, Beckert, Coclanis, and Hahn, Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities, by Laurence Shore

Anderson, Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America, by Ann L. Tucker

LeJeune, Legendary Louisiana Outlaws: The Villains and Heroes of Folk Justice, by James I. Deutsch

Jennings, Riding for the Lone Star: Frontier Cavalry and the Texas Way of War, 1822–1865, by Adam J. Pratt

Maddox, The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping, by James Alexander Dun

Paterson, ed., In His Own Words: Houston H. Holloway's Slavery, Emancipation, and Ministry in Georgia, by Stephen P. Barber 

Bower, Kentucky Countryside in Transition: A Streetcar Suburb and the Origins of Middle-Class Louisville, 1850–1910, by Katie M. Hemphill

Wilson and Davis, eds., Herndon on Lincoln: Letters, by Mark E. Steiner

Hubbard, ed., Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership, by Tyler V. Johnson

Hutchison, ed., A History of American Civil War Literature, by Tanfer Emin Tunç

Huffstodt, Lincoln's Bold Lion: The Life and Times of Union Brigadier General Martin Davis Hardin, 1837–1923, by Wallace A. Hettle

Martin, General Henry Baxter, 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry: A Biography, by Michael Trochim

Byrd, Confederate Sharpshooter Major William E. Simmons: Through the War with the 16th Georgia Infantry and 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, by Lisa L. Denmark

Pickenpaugh, Johnson's Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers, by Kenneth H. Wheeler

Jeffrey, ed., Two Civil Wars: The Curious Shared Journal of a Baton Rouge Schoolgirl and a Union Sailor on the USS Essex, by Michael L. Carrafiello

Stith, Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier, by Matthew C. Hulbert

Lause, The Collapse of Price's Raid: The Beginning of the End in Civil War Missouri, by Kristen Anderson

Gallagher and Janney, eds., Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign, by Glenn David Brasher

Venter, Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864, by Buck T. Foster

Williams and Burkhimer, eds., The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century, by David E. Woodard

Parsons, Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction, by Mark Elliott

Pennington and Severens, Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection, by Carolyn Porter Phinizy

Schulman, Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America, by Ross Barrett

Unterman, Uncle Sam's Policemen: The Pursuit of Fugitives across Borders, by Torrie Hester

Roberts, Voodoo and Power: The Politics of Religion in New Orleans, 1881–1940, by Melissa Cooper

Crowther and Harper, eds., Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists Since Emancipation, by Quinton H. Dixie

Casey, The Prettiest Girl on Stage Is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville, by Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

Bowman, Blood Oranges: Colonialism and Agriculture in the South Texas Borderlands, by Oliver A. Rosales

Knott, Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow, by Gordon K. Mantler

Aldridge, To Lasso the Clouds: The Beginnings of Aviation in Georgia, by William F. Trimble

Sammond, Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation, by Carmenita Higginbotham

Jordan, Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910–1930, by Erica Hannickel

Smith, Fundamentalism, Fundraising, and the Transformation of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1919–1925, by Katherine E. Rohrer

Medina, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law: A History, by Paul M. Pruitt Jr.

Rawlings, The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, by Miguel Hernandez

Lowitt, Twentieth-Century Oklahoma: Reflections on the Forty-Sixth State, by Patricia Loughlin

Kingsley and Carwile, The Modernist Architecture of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener: Shreveport, Louisiana, 1920-1960, by Charles Ford

Martinez, A Long Dark Night: Race in America from Jim Crow to World War II, by Joseph R. Fitzgerald

Steptoe, Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City, by Julia Gunn

Stack, The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression-Era Appalachia, by Christine Woyshner

Trestman, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, by Bryant Etheridge

Stewart, Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project, by Sarah K. Bowman

Libbey, Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics, by Clay Bailey

Hartman, In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett: Race, Culture, and the Politics of Representation in the Upland South, by Edward S. Slavishak

Goluboff, Vagrant Nation: Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s, by Stuart Schrader

Finely et al., eds., The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North, by Tom Adam Davies

Erickson, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits, by Matthew Delmont

Horn, Huffman, and Jones, eds., Lines Were Drawn: Remembering Court-Ordered Integration at a Mississippi High School, by Emma Folwell

Batchelor, Race and Education in North Carolina: From Segregation to Desegregation, by Paula C. Austin

Murrell, "The Most Dangerous Communist in the United States": A Biography of Herbert Aptheker, by Maryan Soliman

Geltner, Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews, by Charles L. Hughes

Jacobs, Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s, by Natasha Zaretsky

Campbell-Reed, Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen's Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention, by Merrill Hawkins

Griffin, ed., Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South, by Jaime Cantrell

Gray, Johnson, and Gilley, eds., Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies, by William Kuby

Birdwell and Dickinson, eds., People of the Upper Cumberland: Achievements and Contradictions, by Edward Salo

Blanton, ed., A Promising Problem: The New Chicana/o History, by Christina D. Abreu

Jay and Lyerly, eds., Understanding and Teaching American Slavery, by Brian Barnes 



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