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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
John Lauritz Larson
Reviewer: 
Harry L. Watson

Watson on Larson, 'Internal Improvement: National Public Works and the Promise of Popular Government in the Early United States'

John Lauritz Larson. Internal Improvement: National Public Works and the Promise of Popular Government in the Early United States. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. xv + 324 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-4911-8; $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-2595-2.

Reviewed by Harry L. Watson (Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2001)

Author: 
John Majewski
Reviewer: 
Donna Rilling

Rilling on Majewski, 'A House Dividing: Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia before the Civil War'

John Majewski. A House Dividing: Economic Development in Pennsylvania and Virginia before the Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. xx + 214 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-59023-5.

Reviewed by Donna Rilling (Department of History, State University of New York, Stony Brook) Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2001)

Author: 
Harvey J. Kaye
Reviewer: 
Jack Fruchtman

Fruchtman on Kaye, 'Thomas Paine: Firebrand of Revolution'

Harvey J. Kaye. Thomas Paine: Firebrand of Revolution. Oxford Portraits. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2000. 160 pp. $24.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-511627-4.

Reviewed by Jack Fruchtman (Department of Political Science, Towson University) Published on H-SHEAR (November, 2001)

A Fiery Paine

A Fiery Paine

Author: 
Bernard A. Weisberger
Reviewer: 
James J. Kirschke

Kirschke on Weisberger, 'America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800'

Bernard A. Weisberger. America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800. New York: William Morrow and Company, 2000. 345 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-380-80651-5.

Reviewed by James J. Kirschke (Department of English, Villanova University) Published on H-SHEAR (November, 2001)

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