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Recent Content

Author: 
Mary E. Odem
Reviewer: 
Mary W. Atwell

Atwell on Odem, 'Delinquent Daughters: Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the United States, 1885-1920'

Mary E. Odem. Delinquent Daughters: Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the United States, 1885-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995. xiv + 265 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4528-8; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2215-9.

Reviewed by Mary W. Atwell (Radford University) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Reform and Sex

Author: 
Robert J. Dinkin
Reviewer: 
Heidi L. M. Jacobs

Jacobs on Dinkin, 'Before Equal Suffrage: Women in Partisan Politics from Colonial Times to 1920'

Robert J. Dinkin. Before Equal Suffrage: Women in Partisan Politics from Colonial Times to 1920. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. 166 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-29482-2.

Reviewed by Heidi L. M. Jacobs (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Women in Politics--Not So Quiescent?

Author: 
Daniel Feller
Reviewer: 
Benjamin McArthur

McArthur on Feller, 'The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840'

Daniel Feller. The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. xiv + 227 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8018-5168-1; $38.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-5167-4.

Reviewed by Benjamin McArthur (Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

The Age of Jackson and the American Dream

Author: 
Marilyn J. Matelski
Reviewer: 
Thimios Zaharopoulos

Zaharopoulos on Matelski, 'Vatican Radio: Propagation by the Airwaves'

Marilyn J. Matelski. Vatican Radio: Propagation by the Airwaves. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1995. xx + 199 pp. $55 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-275-94760-6.

Reviewed by Thimios Zaharopoulos (Pittsburg State University) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Radio and the Vatican--Propagation of the Faith

Author: 
Marina Warner
Reviewer: 
Richard Howells

Howells on Warner, 'From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers'

Marina Warner. From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. xxv + 463 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-15901-6.

Reviewed by Richard Howells (Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds, England) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Fairy Tales and Cultural Values/Change

Author: 
Diane Vaughan
Reviewer: 
Judith E. Funston

Funston on Vaughan, 'The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture and Deviance at NASA'

Diane Vaughan. The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture and Deviance at NASA. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1996. xv + 575 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-85175-4.

Reviewed by Judith E. Funston (State University of New York at Potsdam) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Critique of the Challenger Disaster

Author: 
Robert A. Latham, Robert A. Collins, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jo Ann Coleman

Coleman on Latham and Collins, 'Modes of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts'

Robert A. Latham, Robert A. Collins, eds. Modes of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995. xxi + 233 pp. $69.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-29085-5.

Reviewed by Jo Ann Coleman (East Texas State University) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Author: 
Amritjit Singh, Joseph Skerrett, Robert E. Hogan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Peter Powers

Powers on Singh and Skerrett and Hogan, 'Memory, Narrative and Identity: New Essays in Ethnic American Literatures'

Amritjit Singh, Joseph Skerrett, Robert E. Hogan, eds. Memory, Narrative and Identity: New Essays in Ethnic American Literatures. Boston, Mass.: Northeastern University Press, 1994. ix + 349 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55553-267-3; $50.00 (library), ISBN 978-1-55553-203-1.

Reviewed by Peter Powers (George Mason University) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Author: 
Kerry A. Trask
Reviewer: 
Mark D. Van Ells

Van Ells on Trask, 'The Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin'

Kerry A. Trask. The Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1995. xiii + 279 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87338-519-0.

Reviewed by Mark D. Van Ells (CUNY-Queensborough) Published on H-PCAACA (April, 1996)

Civil War at the Grass Roots

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