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February 2011 Book Reviews

Guterl, American Mediterranean: Southern Slaveholders in the Age of Emancipation; Jarnagin, A Confluence of Transatlantic Networks: Elites, Capitalism, and Confederate Migration to Brazil; and Rugemer, The Problem of Emancipation: The Caribbean Roots of the American Civil War, by Brian Schoen, 121  

Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War; and Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America’s Culture of Death, by Charles Reagan Wilson, 126

Hall Jr., Zamumo’s Gifts: Indian-European Exchange in the Colonial Southeast, by Jessica Ross Stern, 132

Nichols, Voices of Our Ancestors: Language Contact in Early South Carolina, by Robert M. Weir, 133

Porter Jr., Spanish Water, Anglo Water: Early Development in San Antonio, by Craig E. Colten, 134

Mathis-Moser and Bischof, eds., Acadians and Cajuns: The Politics and Culture of French Minorities in North America, by Gilbert C. Din, 135

Ferling, The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon, by Don R. Byrnes, 137

Friedman, The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution, by Barbara C. Wingo, 138

Chirhart and Wood, eds., Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, Vol. 1, by Cita Cook, 139

Spruill, Littlefield, and Johnson, eds., South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Vol. 1, by Janet L. Coryell, 141

Mudge, ed., The Family Letters: A Portrait of an American Family Through Letters from the 18th to the 20th Century, by Mary Stovall Richards, 143

Griffin, ed., The Odyssey of an African Slave, by Randy J. Sparks, 144

Edwards, The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South, by Jan Ellen Lewis, 145

Larson, A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign, by Whitman H. Ridgway, 147

Larson, The Market Revolution in America: Liberty, Ambition, and the Eclipse of the Common Good, by L. Diane Barnes, 148

Black, The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon, by David B. Mattern, 149

Humphrey, Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807–1872, by Paula Mitchell Marks, 150

MacDonald, Tejanos in the 1835 Texas Revolution, by Stephen Townsend, 151

Blevins, Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies, and Good Ol’ Boys Defined a State, by Daniel S. Pierce, 152

Evans, Open Wound: The Long View of Race in America, by Adam Fairclough, 153

Wertheimer, Law and Society in the South: A History of North Carolina Court Cases, by James Campbell, 154

McNair, Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia’s Criminal Justice System, by Kelly Kennington, 156

Ford, Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South, by Loren Schweninger, 157

Johnson, The Liberty Party, 1840–1848: Antislavery Third-Party Politics in the United States, by Michael D. Pierson, 159

Schoen, The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War, by John Ashworth, 160

Angulo, William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT, by Paul Lucier, 162

Bennett, ed., Thomas Green Clemson, by A. J. Angulo, 163

Craig, ed., Upcountry South Carolina Goes to War: Letters of the Anderson, Brockman, and Moore Families, 1853–1865, by Bruce W. Eelman, 165

McClintock, Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession, by Peter B. Knupfer, 166

Tomblin, Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy, by Steven J. Ramold, 167

Berkin, Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimké Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant, by Nikki Berg Burin, 168

Baird, ed., Josie Underwood’s Civil War Diary; and Wink, ed., Tandem Lives: The Frontier Texas Diaries of Henrietta Baker Embree and Tennessee Keys Embree, 1856–1884, by Brenda Jackson-Abernathy, 169

Venet, ed., Sam Richards’s Civil War Diary: A Chronicle of the Atlanta Home Front, by Jennifer L. Gross, 171

Lee and Young, On Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War, by Robert E. Snyder, 172

Mingus Sr., The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign, June–July 1863, by James M. Paradis, 173

Davis and Robertson Jr., eds., Virginia at War, 1864, by Mark F. Miller, 174

Pickenpaugh, Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union, by Michael B. Chesson, 176

Jones, Saving Savannah: The City and the Civil War, by Michael W. Fitzgerald, 177

Emison, Lincoln Über Alles: Dictatorship Comes to America, by Glen Jeansonne, 179

Johnson, Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution, and Surprising Release of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, by Kent Masterson Brown, 180

Edwards and Steers Jr., eds., The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence; and Steers Jr. and Holzer, eds., The Lincoln Assassination Conspirators: Their Confinement and Execution, as Recorded in the Letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft, by Stephen L. Hansen, 181

Waugh and Gallagher, eds., Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War, by Robert Cook, 183

Warren, Scars to Prove It: The Civil War Soldier and American Fiction, by Anne Marshall, 185

Barile, Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Belle and a Yankee General, by Victoria E. Ott, 186

Mears, And Grace Will Lead Me Home: African American Freedmen Communities of Austin, Texas, 1865–1928, by Albert S. Broussard, 187

Summers, A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction, by Elaine Frantz Parsons, 188

Baker, What Reconstruction Meant: Historical Memory in the American South, by Margaret M. Mulrooney, 189

Sledge, A People, a Place: The Story of Abilene. Volume 1: The Future Great City, 1881–1940, by Paul H. Carlson, 191

Neal, Sex, Murder, and the Unwritten Law: Gender and Judicial Mayhem, Texas Style, by Kathleen A. Cairns, 192

Weiss Jr., Yours to Command: The Life and Legend of Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald, by Worth Robert Miller, 193

Smith, A Chickamauga Memorial: The Establishment of America’s First Civil War National Military Park, by Aaron Astor, 194

Wood, Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890–1940, by Robert Jackson, 195

Laymon, Pfeiffer Country: The Tenant Farms and Business Activities of Paul Pfeiffer in Clay County, Arkansas: 1902–1954, by Linda English, 196

Fabbi, Le Trincee Lontane. Il Sud degli Stati Uniti e la Prima Guerra Mondiale: Il Caso del Sud Carolina [Distant Trenches: The Southern United States and the First World War: The Case of South Carolina], by Don H. Doyle, 197

Ramírez, To the Line of Fire! Mexican Texans and World War I, by Elizabeth Salas, 199

Albert, Palladino, et. al., eds., The Samuel Gompers Papers. Volume 11: The Postwar Years, 1918–21, by Gregg Andrews, 200

Mainfort Jr., Sam Dellinger: Raiders of the Lost Arkansas, by Ian W. Brown, 201

Knowles, Category 5: The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, by Patricia Bellis Bixel, 202

The American Scene on Paper: Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection; and Pennington, Kentucky: The Master Painters from the Frontier Era to the Great Depression, by J. Richard Gruber, 203

Cuthbert and Hoffius, eds., Northern Money, Southern Land: The Lowcountry Plantation Sketches of Chlotilde R. Martin, by James Tuten, 205

MacLaury, To Advance Their Opportunities: Federal Policies Toward African American Workers from World War I to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by Lawrence Richards, 206

Taylor, The History of the North Carolina Communist Party, by Randi Storch, 207

Pennybacker, From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain, by Andrew Zimmerman, 208

Purcell, White Collar Radicals: TVA’s Knoxville Fifteen, the New Deal, and the McCarthy Era, by Tom Kiffmeyer, 209

Wooten, The Polio Years in Texas: Battling a Terrifying Unknown, by Daniel J. Wilson, 211

Christian, George Sessions Perry: The Man and His Words, by Robert G. Cowser, 212

Lang, Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936–75, by Luther Adams, 213

Brooks, Boycotts, Buses, and Passes: Black Women’s Resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa, by Derek Charles Catsam, 214

de Schweinitz, If We Could Change the World: Young People and America’s Long Struggle for Racial Equality, by Stephen Lassonde, 216

Walker, The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v. Board of Education to Stall Civil Rights, by Rusty Hawkins, 217

Graves, And They Were Wonderful Teachers: Florida’s Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers, by Rod Clare, 218

Eagles, The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss, by Clive Webb, 220

Dittmer, The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care, by Marsha J. Tyson Darling, 222

Jeffries, Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt, by Van Gosse, 223

Dwyer and Alderman, Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory, by Sally Anne Schmidt, 225

Buss, ed., Moisture of the Earth: Mary Robinson, Civil Rights and Textile Union Activist: An Oral History, by Janet Irons, 226

Bain-Selbo, Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South, by John Sayle Watterson, 227

Blackburn, Maynard Adams: Southern Philosopher of Civilization, by Paul V. Murphy, 228

Mason, Reading Appalachia from Left to Right: Conservatives and the 1974 Kanawha County Textbook Controversy, by Elizabeth G. McRae, 229

Cotter and Stovall, After Wallace: The 1986 Contest for Governor and Political Change in Alabama, by Tim Boyd, 231

McKee, Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections, by R. Phillip Stone II, 232

Zelden, Bush v. Gore: Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy, by Mark I. Whitman, 233

Davis, Deaton, Boyle, and Schick, eds., Voices from the Nueva Frontera: Latino Immigration in Dalton, Georgia, by Hannah Gill, 234

Simpson, ed., Liberty and Freedom: North Carolina’s Tour of the Bill of Rights, by Gregory S. Taylor, 235

O’Connor and Monroe, Florida’s American Heritage River: Images from the St. Johns Region, by Eric Jarvis, 236

Dunn, ed., The Future of Religion in American Politics, by Carin Robinson, 237



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