H-FedHist promotes the study and broad understanding of the history of the United States Federal Government and to serve as the voice of the federal historical community.

Recent Content

Author: 
Thomas J. Knock
Reviewer: 
Steven J. Bucklin

Bucklin on Knock, 'The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern'


Thomas J. Knock. The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern. Politics and Society in Modern America Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. 544 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14299-9.

Reviewed by Steven J. Bucklin (University of South Dakota)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Mark Douglas McGarvie
Reviewer: 
Mary K. Cayton

Cayton on McGarvie, 'Law and Religion in American History: Public Values and Private Conscience'


Mark Douglas McGarvie. Law and Religion in American History: Public Values and Private Conscience. New Histories of American Law Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xxix + 273 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60546-2.

Reviewed by Mary K. Cayton (The Ohio State University)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Sean Conant, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jonathan W. White

White on Conant, 'The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech'


Sean Conant, ed. The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. xvi + 350 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-022745-6; $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-022744-9.

Reviewed by Jonathan W. White (Christopher Newport University)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Wayne H. Bowen
Reviewer: 
Joshua Cochran

Cochran on Bowen, 'Truman, Franco's Spain, and the Cold War'


Wayne H. Bowen. Truman, Franco's Spain, and the Cold War. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2017. 208 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2117-9.

Reviewed by Joshua Cochran (Michigan State University)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Author: 
Frank J. Williams, Michael Burkhimer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Heather McNamee

McNamee on Williams and Burkhimer, 'The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century'


Frank J. Williams, Michael Burkhimer, eds. The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century. True Crime History Series. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2016. ix + 214 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-295-3.

Reviewed by Heather McNamee (University of Memphis)
Published on H-FedHist (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

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