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August 2017 Book Reviews  

Dowd, Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier, by Patrick Spero

Sutto, Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists: Maryland and the Politics of Religion in the English Atlantic, 1630–1690, by Paul Musselwhite

Ze Winters, The Mulatta Concubine: Terror, Intimacy, Freedom, and Desire in the Black Transatlantic, by Jessica Millward

Kelley, The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina, by Ousmane K. Power-Greene

Coleman, The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765–1800, by Johnathan O’Neill

Moore, Founding Sins: How a Group of Antislavery Radicals Fought to Put Christ into the Constitution, by Gideon Mailer

Goloboy, Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era, by Nora Doyle

Elder, The Sacred Mirror: Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790–1860, by Scott Stephan

Gerstle, Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present, by Paul E. Herron

Halperin, The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798: Testing the Constitution, by Monica C. Witkowski

McCavitt and George, The Man Who Captured Washington: Major General Robert Ross and the War of 1812, by Jonathon Hooks

Maher, Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism, by Richard Megraw

Cummins and Scheer, eds., Texas Identities: Moving Beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History, by José E. Limón

Hafertepe, The Material Culture of German Texans, by Carter L. Hudgins

Rhea, A Field of Their Own: Women and American Indian History, 1830–1941, by Sherry L. Smith

Cuthbert, ed., Flat Rock of the Old Time: Letters from the Mountains to the Lowcountry, 1837–1939, by R. Scott Huffard Jr.

Brooks, Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics, by John H. Matsui

Sager, Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America, by Ashley Baggett

Lussana, My Brother Slaves: Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South, by Jason R. Young

Winders, Panting for Glory: The Mississippi Rifles in the Mexican War, by Tyler V. Johnson

Levine, The Lives of Frederick Douglass, by Kelly Mezurek

Bodenhorn, The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South, by J. Morgan Kousser

Cronin, ed., An Indispensable Liberty: The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America, by Gordon S. Barker

Wongsrichanalai, Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era, by Timothy J. Williams

Broussard, Stepping Lively in Place: The Not-Married, Free Women of Civil-War-Era Natchez, Mississippi, by Kelly Weber Stefonowich

Hatzenbuehler, Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation, by Robert G. Parkinson

Crofts, Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union, by Joan Waugh

Perry, Bluff, Bluster, Lies and Spies: The Lincoln Foreign Policy, 1861–1865, by Hugh Dubrulle

Kahan, Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War, by Chris Mackowski

Bielski, Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation, by William B. Kurtz

de la Teja, ed., Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas, by Lisa Cardyn

Wood, Bushwhacker Belles: The Sisters, Wives, and Girlfriends of the Missouri Guerrillas, by Rebecca Howard

Tongate, Another Year Finds Me in Texas: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Pier Stevens, by Linda English

Leigh, The Confederacy at Flood Tide: The Political and Military Ascension, June to December 1862, by Matthew E. Stanley

Army, Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War, by Steven G. Collins

Hess, Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy, by John D. Fowler

Mixon, Show Thyself a Man: Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865–1905, by Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander

Bean, Too Great a Burden to Bear: The Struggle and Failure of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Texas, by Matthew Moten

Dinnella-Borrego, The Risen Phoenix: Black Politics in the Post–Civil War South, by Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

Nash, Reconstruction’s Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains, by Caitlin Verboon

Haley, No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity, by Margaret Garb

Heinrich and Harding, From Slave to Statesman: The Life of Educator, Editor, and Civil Rights Activist Willis M. Carter of Virginia, by Lauranett L. Lee

Quigley, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, by Catherine A. Conner

Hinger, Nicodemus: Post-Reconstruction Politics and Racial Justice in Western Kansas, by Dorothy Pratt

Karcher, A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy, by Daniel Vivian

Pearson, Reform or Repression: Organizing America’s Anti-Union Movement, by Dennis P. Halpin

Amsterdam, Roaring Metropolis: Businessmen’s Campaign for a Civic Welfare State, by Marko Maunula

Cox, The Village on the Plain: Auburn University, 1856–2006, by F. Erik Brooks

Dunn, Cracking the Solid South: The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech, by Michael E. Williams Sr.

Gilmore and Sugrue, These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present, by Patricia A. Schechter

Leuchtenburg, The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, by Daryl A. Carter

Brock and Vivian, eds., Leisure, Plantations, and the Making of a New South: The Sporting Plantations of the South Carolina Lowcountry and Red Hills Region, 1900–1940, by Tycho de Boer

Lewis, The Coming of Southern Prohibition: The Dispensary System and the Battle over Liquor in South Carolina, 1907–1915, by Ann-Marie Szymanski

Stone, ed., Memories of Two Generations: A Yiddish Life in Russia and Texas, by Joshua J. Furman

Zipf, Bad Girls at Samarcand: Sexuality and Sterilization in a Southern Juvenile Reformatory, by Pamela Tyler

Tripp, Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhood, by Trent Brown

Grauer, Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man, by Victoria Cummins

Weber, From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century, by Kathleen Mapes

Ward, Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century, by Tameka Bradley Hobbs

McGuire, Win the Race or Die Trying: Uncle Earl’s Last Hurrah, by Jeff Broadwater

Daniels, Franklin D. Roosevelt: Road to the New Deal, 1882–1939, by Eric Jarvis

Williams, The Untold Story of the Lower Colorado River Authority, by T. Robert Hart

Fluker et al., eds., The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman. Vol. 3: The Bold Adventure, September 1943–May 1949, by Juan M. Floyd-Thomas

Patton, ed., Working for Equality: The Narrative of Harry Hudson, by W. Marvin Dulaney

Nollan, Blood Picture: L. W. Diggs, Sickle Cell Anemia, and the South’s First Blood Bank, by Steven Noll

Daugherity, Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia, by Tondra L. Loder-Jackson

Butler, Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960–1980, by Chanelle N. Rose

Miller, Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and the Birth of the Southern Strategy, by David Cullen

de Jong, You Can’t Eat Freedom: Southerners and Social Justice after the Civil Rights Movement, by Evan Faulkenbury

Estes, Charleston in Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement, by Jakobi Williams

Bullock, Gaddie, and Wert, The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act, by Julian Maxwell Hayter

Tretter, Shadows of a Sunbelt City: The Environment, Racism, and the Knowledge Economy in Austin, by Michan Connor

Parsons, Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler; and Stern, Dwight Diller: West Virginia Mountain Musician, by Ronald D. Cohen

Stimeling, ed., The Country Music Reader, by J. Michael Butler

Burton and Prince, eds., Becoming Southern Writers: Essays in Honor of Charles Joyner, by Douglas B. Chambers

Hoxie, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History, by Steven J. Peach


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