Welcome to H-SHEAR!

H-SHEAR is dedicated to enhancing scholarly communication on the history of the early American republic, during the period 1775 to 1860. The network is owned by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences Online, currently centered at Michigan State University.  Click here to learn more...

__________________________________

The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Frank Towers
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Atkins

Atkins on Towers, 'The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War'

Frank Towers. The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2004. xi + 285 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-2297-3.

Reviewed by Jonathan Atkins (Department of History, Berry College) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2005)

Cancers in a Planter's Paradise

Author: 
Kirsten E. Wood
Reviewer: 
Robert Kenzer

Kenzer on Wood, 'Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows from the American Revolution through the Civil War'

Kirsten E. Wood. Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows from the American Revolution through the Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xiii + 281 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2859-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5528-7.

Reviewed by Robert Kenzer (University of Richmond) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2005)

Mastering Widow Masters

Author: 
Jonathan H. Earle
Reviewer: 
Fred Blue

Blue on Earle, 'Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854'

Jonathan H. Earle. Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xii + 282 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2888-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5555-3.

Reviewed by Fred Blue (Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Youngstown State University) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2005)

Author: 
Simon P. Newman
Reviewer: 
Matthew Osborn

Osborn on Newman, 'Embodied History: The Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia'

Simon P. Newman. Embodied History: The Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. x + 211 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3731-3; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8122-1848-0.

Reviewed by Matthew Osborn (University of California, Davis) Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2005)

Shaping Bodies

Pages