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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Mary Kemp Davis
Reviewer: 
Douglas R. Egerton

Egerton on Davis, 'Nat Turner Before the Bar of Judgement: Fictional Treatments of the Southampton Slave Rebellion'


Mary Kemp Davis. Nat Turner Before the Bar of Judgement: Fictional Treatments of the Southampton Slave Rebellion. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999. xiv + 298 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2249-5.

Reviewed by Douglas R. Egerton (Department of History, Le Moyne College)
Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2000)

Waiting For Nat

Author: 
Jamie L. Bronstein
Reviewer: 
Howard B. Rock

Rock on Bronstein, 'Land Reform and Working Class Experience in Britain and the United States 1800-1862'


Jamie L. Bronstein. Land Reform and Working Class Experience in Britain and the United States 1800-1862. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1999. x + 372 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-3451-6.

Reviewed by Howard B. Rock (Florida International University)
Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2000)

Author: 
John W. Quist
Reviewer: 
Douglas Carlson

Carlson on Quist, 'Restless Visionaries: The Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and Michigan'


John W. Quist. Restless Visionaries: The Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and Michigan. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. xi + 562 pp. $57.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2133-7.

Reviewed by Douglas Carlson (Department of History, Northwestern College)
Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2000)

Reform in the Hinterlands

Author: 
John W. Crowley, ed.
Reviewer: 
Aaron Hoffman

Hoffman on Crowley, 'Drunkard's Progress: Narratives of Addiction, Despair and Recovery'


John W. Crowley, ed. Drunkard's Progress: Narratives of Addiction, Despair and Recovery. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999. ix + 202 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8018-6007-2; $58.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-6008-9.

Reviewed by Aaron Hoffman (Department of History, University of Aberdeen, Scotland)
Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2000)

Author: 
Nancy Isenberg
Reviewer: 
Stacey M. Robertson

Robertson on Isenberg, 'Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America'


Nancy Isenberg. Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. xviii + 319 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4746-6; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2442-9.

Reviewed by Stacey M. Robertson (Department of History and Women's Studies Program, Bradley University)
Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2000)

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