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August 2012 Book Reviews

Lankford, Reilly, and Garber, eds., Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World, by John E. Kelly, 685

Rasor and Bond, eds., From Jamestown to Jefferson: The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia, by Chris Beneke, 686

Beneke and Grenda, eds., The First Prejudice: Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early America, by Jacob M. Blosser, 688

Rockefeller, Their Magistrates and Officials: Executive Government in Colonial Maryland, 1715-1775, by Ellen Holmes Pearson, 689

Dorman and Doerries, eds., Furnishing Louisiana: Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735-1835; and Davison, The Furniture of John Shearer, 1790-1820: "A True North Britain" in the Southern Backcountry, by Kenneth Hafertepe, 691

Kolb and Weir, eds., Captured at Kings Mountain: The Journal of Uzal Johnson, a Loyalist Surgeon, by Steven D. Smith, 693

Saberton, ed., The Cornwallis Papers: The Campaigns of 1780 and 1781 in the Southern Theatre of the American Revolutionary War, Vols. 1-6, by Walter Edgar, 694

Cotlar, Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic; and Rozbicki, Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution, by Andrew M. Schocket, 696

Pearson, Remaking Custom: Law and Identity in the Early American Republic, by Gary L. McDowell, 699

Conley, ed., Constitution Day: Reflections by Respected Scholars, by Oline Carmical Jr., 700

West, The Religion Clauses of the First Amendment: Guarantees of States' Rights? by Donald L. Drakeman, 701

Roberts, Evangelicalism and the Politics of Reform in Northern Black Thought, 1776-1863, by John Saillant, 702

Stewart, ed.,Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom, by Maria Alessandra Bollettino, 703

Scherr, Thomas Jefferson's Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities, by Robert L. Paquette, 705

Oberg et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 37, by Robert McColley, 706

Inabinet and Inabinet, A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina, by Roy Talbert Jr., 708

Fair, The Tifts of Georgia: Connecticut Yankees in King Cotton's Court, by Mary A. DeCredico, 709

McCandless, Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry, by Bradford J. Wood, 710

Abruzzo, Polemical Pain: Slavery, Cruelty, and the Rise of Humanitarianism, by Carol Faulkner, 712

Leichtle and Carveth, Crusade Against Slavery: Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom, by Suzanne Cooper Guasco, 713

Sexton, The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America, by John M. Belohlavek, 714

Brown, ed. and trans., Letters from America; Craiutu and Jennings, eds. and trans., Tocqueville on America after 1840: Letters and Other Writings; and Zunz, ed., and Goldhammer, trans., Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America: Their Friendship and Their Travels, by Matthew J. Mancini, 715

Douglas, Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans, by Heath Massey Schenker, 719

DeLay, War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War; and Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire, by Jeffrey P. Shepherd, 720

Ely, Where the West Begins: Debating Texas Identity, by Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, 723

Honeck, We Are the Revolutionists: German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848, by David Prior, 724

Arenson, The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War, by Michael T. Bernath, 726

Thomas, The Dogs of War: 1861, by Nelson D. Lankford, 727

Browning, Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina, by Paul D. Yandle, 728

Clark, The Notorious "Bull" Nelson: Murdered Civil War General, by Bradley R. Clampitt, 729

Burnett, Civil War Letters of Louis Lehmann: With Alexander Terrell's and James B. Likens' Texas Cavalry Regiments, 1863-1864; and Thompson, ed., Tejanos in Gray: Civil War Letters of Captains Joseph Rafael de la Garza and Manuel Yturri, by Marian J. Barber, 730

Boman, Lincoln and Citizens' Rights in Civil War Missouri: Balancing Freedom and Security, by Louis S. Gerteis, 732

Magness and Page, Colonization after Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement, by Karen Fisher Younger, 733

Gallagher, The Union War, by Allen Carl Guelzo, 734

Holzer, Symonds, and Williams, eds., The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory, by Bryon C. Andreasen, 736

Tripathy, Rath, and Pederson, eds., Abraham Lincoln Without Borders: Lincoln's Legacy Outside the United States, by Margit Nagy, 737

Zavodnyik, The Rise of the Federal Colossus: The Growth of Federal Power from Lincoln to F.D.R., by Mark Wahlgren Summers, 738

Bergeron, Andrew Johnson's Civil War and Reconstruction, by James E. Sefton, 740

Marshall, Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State, by LeeAnn Whites, 741

Marten, Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America, by Susan-Mary Grant, 743

Glasrud, ed., Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917, by Leonne M. Hudson, 744

Turner, Women and Gender in the New South, 1865-1945, by Julia Kirk Blackwelder, 745

Mason, The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South, by Mary Ella Engel, 746

Stewart, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, by Joe L. Coker, 748

Barnes, The Louisiana Populist Movement, 1881-1900, by Claire Strom, 749

Wells, Romances of the White Man's Burden: Race, Empire, and the Plantation in American Literature, 1880-1936, by Samuel L. Schaffer, 750

Kelley, Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson, by Pamela E. Brooks, 751

DuRocher, Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South, by Katy Simpson Smith, 752

Miller, Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow, by John Dougan, 753

Maysilles, Ducktown Smoke: The Fight over One of the South's Greatest Environmental Disasters, by James B. McSwain, 754

Garay, U.S. Steel and Gary, West Virginia: Corporate Paternalism in Appalachia, by John Hennen, 756

Dowden-White, Groping toward Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949, by De Anna J. Reese, 757

Mjagkij, Loyalty in Time of Trial: The African American Experience during World War I, by Garna Christian, 758

Kremer, George Washington Carver: A Biography, by Will Guzmán, 759

Moyen, Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University, by John David Smith, 760

Cohen, ed., Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945, by John Wright, 761

Kaufman, Woody Guthrie, American Radical, by John Hayes, 762

Bynum, A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights, by Jeffrey Helgeson, 763

Watson, Bradley, and Pitts, eds., The Papers of Clarence Mitchell Jr., Vols. 3-4, by Philip F. Rubio, 764

Anderson, Agitations: Ideologies and Strategies in African American Politics, by Hasan Kwame Jeffries, 766

Botham,Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law, by Jane Dailey, 767

Gona, Dawn of Desegregation: J. A. De Laine and Briggs v. Elliott, by Charles H. Ford, 769

Jeansonne, Luhrssen, and Sokolovic, Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel: His Life and Our Times, by James C. Cobb, 770

Moylan, Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade, by Carolyn Williams, 771

Frystak, Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967, by Elizabeth Hayes Turner, 772

Holsaert et al., eds.,Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, by Amy Tillerson-Brown, 773

Brooks and Houck, eds., The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is, by Wesley Hogan, 775

Johnston, And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr., by Charles A. Israel, 776

Brown-Nagin, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement, by Chris Myers Asch, 778

Minchin and Salmond,After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965, by Kieran Taylor, 779

Nickerson and Dochuk, eds., Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Place, Space, and Region, by Sean P. Cunningham, 781

Rodriguez, The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin, by Jamie Winders, 783

Dyckman, Reubin O'D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics, by Edmund F. Kallina Jr., 784

Klopotek, Recognition Odysseys: Indigeneity, Race, and Federal Tribal Recognition Policy in Three Louisiana Indian Communities, by Brice Obermeyer, 785

McGregory, Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country, by Charity R. Carney, 786

Barker and McKee, eds., American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary, by Ted Atkinson, 787

Reynolds, America, Empire of Liberty: A New History of the United States, by Douglas Ambrose, 789


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