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Author: 
Adrian Miller
Reviewer: 
Julia C. Ehrhardt

Ehrhardt on Miller, 'The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas'

Adrian Miller. The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 296 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3253-7.

Reviewed by Julia C. Ehrhardt (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-FedHist (November, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Call for Papers

The PCB-AHA serves all members of the American Historical Association residing and working in the twenty-two states west of the Mississippi and the four western provinces of Canada. Our annual meeting brings together historians of all spatial, temporal, and thematic specializations.

James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project

The program is out and registration is open for “James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project”!

Join us in April to celebrate the completion of the James K. Polk Project. Begun in 1958, the project is about to finish its fourteen-volume letterpress and digital series of the Correspondence of James K. Polk. These volumes, featuring annotated transcriptions of thousands of letters from 1817–49, enable twenty-first-century readers to use the nineteenth-century documents. They have nurtured diverse scholarship on antebellum America.

Author: 
Ryan Alford
Reviewer: 
Christopher Kelley

Kelley on Alford, 'Permanent State of Emergency: Unchecked Executive Power and the Demise of the Rule of Law'

Ryan Alford. Permanent State of Emergency: Unchecked Executive Power and the Demise of the Rule of Law. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. 352 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4919-7.

Reviewed by Christopher Kelley (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (October, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

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