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February 2012 Book Reviews

Hofstra and Raitz, The Great Valley Road of Virginia: Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present, by Kirt von Daacke, 131

Wasserman, A People's History of Florida, 1513-1876: How Africans, Seminoles, Women, and Lower Class Whites Shaped the Sunshine State, by Philip M. Smith, 132

McNeill, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914, by Paul Kopperman, 134

Gallay, ed., Indian Slavery in Colonial America, by Jon Parmenter, 135

Walsh, Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1763, by David Hancock, 137

South, Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick, by Brian D. Bates, 139

Juricek, Colonial Georgia and the Creeks: Anglo-Indian Diplomacy on the Southern Frontier, 1733-1763, by Christina Snyder, 140

Conger, The Widows' Might: Widowhood and Gender in Early British America, by Patricia Cleary, 141

Spear, Race, Sex, and Social Order in Early New Orleans, by Marilyn J. Westerkamp, 142

Kern, The Jeffersons at Shadwell, by Thomas E. Buckley, S.J., 144

Scharff, The Women Jefferson Loved, by Cynthia A. Kierner, 146

Boles and Hall, eds., Seeing Jefferson Anew: In His Time and Ours, by Richard Buel Jr., 147

Gill and Curtis, eds., A Man Apart: The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774-1781, by J. Kent McGaughy, 149

Chase  et al. eds., The Papers of George Washington: Revolutionary War Series, Vols. 18-20, by Charles W. Royster, 150

Breen, American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People, by Turk McCleskey, 151

Bradburn, The Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Creation of the American Union, 1774-1804, by Christopher M. Curtis, 153

Rakove, Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America, by Eva Sheppard Wolf, 154

Gross and Kelley, eds., An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840, by Kevin J. Hayes, 156

Zogry, Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony and Identity, by Eric Bowne, 158

Miles, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story, by Daniel B. Thorp, 159

James, The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851, by James J. Gigantino II, 161

Sadosky et al., eds.,Old World, New World: America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson, by Gordon S. Barker, 162

Oberg  et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 36, by Robert McColley, 164

Kastor and Weil, eds., Empires of the Imagination: Transatlantic Histories of the Louisiana Purchase, by Lawrence A. Peskin, 165

Looney  et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Vols. 5-6, by Andrew Burstein, 167

Marshall and Leimenstoll, Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color, by Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf, 169

Robertson, Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest, by Gale L. Kenny, 170

O'Rorke, Haven on the Hill: A History of North Carolina's Dorothea Dix Hospital, by Brenda Taylor Matthews, 171

Billings and Williams, eds., Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President, by Steven Lubet, 172

Sands, American Public Philosophy and the Mystery of Lincolnism, by John M. Barr, 174

Bernath, Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South, by Scott E. Casper, 175

Stoker, The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War, by Brooks D. Simpson, 176

Hewitt and Bergeron, eds., Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, Vols. 1-2, by  Kevin J. Weddle, 178

Symonds, ed., Union Combined Operations in the Civil War, by Kenneth J. Blume, 180

Patterson, The Mississippi River Campaign, 1861-1863: The Struggle for Control of the Western Waters, by Matthew M. Stith, 181

Emerson and Stokes, eds., Faith, Valor, and Devotion: The Civil War Letters of William Porcher DuBose, by Kimberly R. Kellison, 182

Blount, The Battles of New Hope Church; and Secrist, The Battle of Resaca: Atlanta Campaign, 1864, by Mark C. Barloon, 184

Carnahan, Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War, by Matthew J. Mancini, 185

Cloyd, Haunted by Atrocity: Civil War Prisons in American Memory, by Scott L. Matthews, 186

Stern, Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic, by Connie L. Lester, 187

Butchart, Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876, by Catherine Jones, 188

Williams, My Old Confederate Home: A Respectable Place for Civil War Veterans, by Jennifer Lynn Gross, 190

Slap, ed., Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath, by John E. Stealey III, 191

Moore, Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900, by Ryan Dearinger, 193

Elliott and Smith, eds., Undaunted Radical: The Selected Writings and Speeches of Albion W. Tourgée, by Michael Curtis, 194

Nuwer,Plague Among the Magnolias: The 1878 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Mississippi, by Jim Downs, 195

Espinosa, Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930, by Bobby A. Wintermute, 196

Warren, The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935, by Joan Malczewski, 198

Schmidt, Industrial Violence and the Legal Origins of Child Labor, by Theresa A. Case, 199

Waldrep, Jury Discrimination: The Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and a Grassroots Fight for Racial Equality in Mississippi, by Stephen Cresswell, 200

Martin, Benching Jim Crow: The Rise and Fall of the Color Line in Southern College Sports, 1890-1980, by John R. Thelin, 201

Beekman, NASCAR Nation: A History of Stock Car Racing in the United States, by Jeff Frederick, 203

Harper, White Man's Heaven: The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909, by John William Graves, 204

Guridy, Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow, by Erik S. McDuffie, 205

Zimmerman, Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South, by Mark R. Finlay, 207

Weaver, Oilfield Trash: Life and Labor in the Oil Patch, by Joseph Abel, 209

McArthur and Smith, Texas Through Women's Eyes: The Twentieth-Century Experience, by Julia Kirk Blackwelder, 210

Perales, Smeltertown: Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community, by Zaragosa Vargas, 211

Harris and Sadler, The Secret War in El Paso: Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906-1920, by Jacinto Barrera Bassols, 212

Everett et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, by John C. Inscoe, 213

King  et al., Thomas Gilcrease, by Kenneth Haltman, 214

Williams, Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era, by Mark Robert Schneider, 215

Berlin, The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations; and Rutkoff and Scott, Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, by Brian Ward, 216

Banner-Haley, From Du Bois to Obama: African American Intellectuals in the Public Forum, by Rose C. Thevenin, 219

Sitkoff, Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America, by Michael S. Mayer, 220

McMullen, Strike! The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson, by Elna C. Green, 222

Auman, ed., The Diary of Mary Elizabeth Auman, Seagrove, North Carolina, 1928-1930: Proto-Feminist in the Age of Jazz, by Suzanne Linder Hurley, 223

Reverby, Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy, by Karen Kruse Thomas, 224

Mazzari, Southern Modernist: Arthur Raper from the New Deal to the Cold War, by J. Howell Smith, 225

Lillios, Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, by Rebecca Sharpless, 227

Lynn and Penabad, Marion Manley: Miami's First Woman Architect, by Ellen Weiss, 228

Hayes, Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp, by Kelli Cardenas Walsh, 229

Banham, The Fight for Fairfax: A Struggle for a Great American County, by Richard Longstreth, 229

Korstad and Leloudis, To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America, by Kim Phillips-Fein, 230

Savage, Jim Garrison's Bourbon Street Brawl: The Making of a First Amendment Milestone, by R. Volney Riser, 232

Stein, Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe, by Jennifer Nelson, 233

Montejano, Quixote's Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981, by Richard A. Garcia, 234

Baca, Conjuring Crisis: Racism and Civil Rights in a Southern Military City, by Benjamin O. Sperry, 235

Davis, Washed Away? The Invisible Peoples of Louisiana's Wetlands, by Gay M. Gomez, 236

Canney, In Katrina's Wake: The U.S. Coast Guard and the Gulf Coast Hurricanes of 2005, by Donald Willett, 238

Wailoo  et al., eds., Katrina's Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America, by Michael Mizell-Nelson, 239

Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Mary Welek Atwell, 240

Greeson, Our South: Geographic Fantasy and the Rise of National Literature, by Gregory P. Downs, 241


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