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May 2012 Book Reviews

Ethridge, From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715, by George Sabo III, 426

Tomlins, Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865, by Alfred L. Brophy, 427

Harmon, Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History, by Roger L. Nichols, 429

Rhoades, Long Knives and the Longhouse: Anglo-Iroquois Politics and the Expansion of Colonial Virginia, by James D. Rice, 430

Friend, Kentucke's Frontiers, by Kim M. Gruenwald, 432

Hoffer, Cry Liberty: The Great Stono River Slave Rebellion of 1739, by Tim Lockley, 433

Crews and Starbuck, eds., Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees. Vol. 1: Early Contact and the Establishment of the First Mission: 1752-1802; Vol. 2: Beginnings of the Mission and Establishment of the School: 1802-1805, by Andrew Denson, 434

Schafer, William Bartram and the Ghost Plantations of British East Florida, by Andrew K. Frank, 435

Belko, ed.,America's Hundred Years' War: U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 1763-1858, by John T. Ellisor, 436

Dudley, Maritime Maryland: A History, by T. Stephen Whitman, 437

Greene, The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution, by Michael P. Zuckert, 439

Kidd, God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution, by Daniel L. Dreisbach, 441

Sehat, The Myth of American Religious Freedom, by Paul K. Conkin, 442

Ekberg, A French Aristocrat in the American West: The Shattered Dreams of De Lassus de Luzières, by Michal Jan Rozbicki, 444

Haynes, Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World, by Steven Heath Mitton, 445

Rasmussen, American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt, by Lawrence N. Powell, 446

Looney et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Vol. 7: 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814, by Andrew Burstein, 448

Mutti Burke, On Slavery's Border: Missouri's Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865, by David E. Paterson, 449

Pargas, The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South, by Benjamin Fitzpatrick, 450

Miner, A Most Magnificent Machine: America Adopts the Railroad, 1825-1862, by Aaron W. Marrs, 452

Campanella, Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828-1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History, by Thomas H. Cox, 453

Feller, Coens, and Moss, eds., The Papers of Andrew Jackson, Vol. 8: 1830, by Kristofer Ray, 454

Ellisor, The Second Creek War: Interethnic Conflict and Collusion on a Collapsing Frontier, by Nathaniel Millett, 455

Fountain, Slavery, Civil War, and Salvation: African American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-1870, by Charles F. Irons, 456

Whelchel, The History and Heritage of African-American Churches: A Way Out of No Way, by Anthony B. Pinn, 458

Wallace, Catholics, Slaveholders, and the Dilemma of American Evangelicalism, 1835-1860, by April Holm, 459

Barker, The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns and the Landscape of Race in Antebellum America; and Maltz, Fugitive Slave on Trial: The Anthony Burns Case and Abolitionist Outrage, by Leigh Fought, 460

Harrold, Border War: Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War, by Christopher Phillips, 462

Carlson and Crum, Myth, Memory, and Massacre: The Pease River Capture of Cynthia Ann Parker, by James E. Crisp, 463

Egerton, Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War, by Michael A. Morrison, 464

Bowman, At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis, by Ethan S. Rafuse, 466

Doyle, ed.,Secession as an International Phenomenon: From America's Civil War to Contemporary Separatist Movements, by Timothy Mason Roberts, 467

Rable, God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War, by John Patrick Daly, 469

Cimbala, Soldiers North and South: The Everyday Experiences of the Men Who Fought America's Civil War, by David Carlson, 471

Jabour, Topsy-Turvy: How the Civil War Turned the World Upside Down for Southern Children, by Tracy J. Revels, 472

McNeely, van Tuyll, and Schulte, Knights of the Quill: Confederate Correspondents and Their Civil War Reporting, by Ted Tunnell, 473

Boyd, Patriotic Envelopes of the Civil War: The Iconography of Union and Confederate Covers, by Jaime Amanda Martinez, 475

Hess, Into the Crater: The Mine Attack at Petersburg, by Theodore Zeman, 476

Arthur, General Jo Shelby's March, by James M. Bartek, 477

Hardin, After the War: The Lives and Images of Major Civil War Figures After the Shooting Stopped, by Steven E. Nash, 478

Wall, How Kentucky Became Southern: A Tale of Outlaws, Horse Thieves, Gamblers, and Breeders, by Margaret M. Gripshover, 479

Downs, Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908, by Catherine Jones, 480

Morsman, The Big House after Slavery: Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment, by Jeffrey W. McClurken, 481

Sharpless, Cooking in Other Women's Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865-1960, by Jennifer Ritterhouse, 483

Hornsby, African Americans in the Post-Emancipation South: The Outsiders' View, by Dolita Cathcart, 484

Masur, An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C., by Joe W. Trotter, 485

Ziegler, Schools in the Landscape: Localism, Cultural Tradition, and the Development of Alabama's Public Education System, 1865-1915, by Robert G. Sherer, 486

Tuten, Lowcountry Time and Tide: The Fall of the South Carolina Rice Kingdom, by Shepherd W. McKinley, 488

Noonan, Reading The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine: American Literature and Culture, 1870-1893, by Jane Turner Censer, 489

Miller, Populist Cartoons: An Illustrated History of the Third-Party Movement in the 1890s; and Nickels, Civil War Humor, by Bruce Michelson, 490

Ali, In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900, by Matthew Hild, 491

Mock, Dreaming with the Ancestors: Black Seminole Women in Texas and Mexico, by Celia E. Naylor, 492

Beckel, Radical Reform: Interracial Politics in Post-Emancipation North Carolina; and Clegg, Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South, by K. Stephen Prince, 493

Watts, One Homogeneous People: Narratives of White Southern Identity, 1890-1920, by Samuel L. Schaffer, 496

Mouser, For Labor, Race, and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independent Black Politics, by Gary R. Kremer, 497

Lawson, Jim Crow's Counterculture: The Blues and Black Southerners, 1890-1945, by Ann Ostendorf, 498

Valk and Brown, Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Segregated South, by R. Blakeslee Gilpin, 499

Mack-Shelton, Ahead of Her Time in Yesteryear: Geraldyne Pierce Zimmerman Comes of Age in a Southern African American Family, by Kimberly D. Hill, 500

Crutcher, Tremé: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood, by Sandra M. Frink, 501

LeJeune, Always for the Underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War, by Brian D. McKnight, 502

Pen, I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles, by Joshua Guthman, 503

Curwood, Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages between the Two World Wars, by Lois Lucas, 505

Portelli, They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History, by Robert S. Weise, 506

Sitton, Gray Ghosts and Red Rangers: American Hilltop Fox Chasing, by Archie P. McDonald, 507

Pompe and Pompe, Altered Environments: The Outer Banks of North Carolina, by Christopher Arris Oakley, 508

Larsen, Enduring Pastoral: Recycling the Middle Landscape Ideal in the Tennessee Valley, by Benjamin R. Cohen, 509

Dunn, Roosevelt's Purge: How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party, by Patrick J. Maney, 510

Dochuk, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism, by Barry Hankins, 511

Cobb, The South and America since World War II, by Joseph Crespino, 513

Brown, King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945, by R. Douglas Hurt, 514

Weeks and Weeks, Irresistible Forces: Latin American Migration to the United States and Its Effects on the South, by Leon Fink, 516

Venturini, Con gli occhi fissi alla meta: Il movimento afroamericano per i diritti civili, 1940-1965, by Enrico Dal Lago, 517

Lavergne, Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice, by Brian D. Behnken, 518

Baldwin, The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr., by James H. Evans Jr., 519

Raiford, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle, by Karlos K. Hill, 521

Martin, Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote, by Dernoral Davis, 522

Turner, Sitting In and Speaking Out: Student Movements in the American South, 1960-1970, by Ralph F. Young, 523

Looser, An Act of Providence: A History of Houston Baptist University, 1960-2010, by Rick Ostrander, 525

Cowie, Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class; and Stein, Pivotal Decade: How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies, by Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, 526

Holt, Children of Fire: A History of African Americans, by Ben Vinson III, 528


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